Happy 200th, Maria Mitchell!

August 1, 2018 Marks Miss Mitchell’s 200th Birthday!

We have been celebrating all year, but August 1 will be her birthday party open house that we have had just about every year since our founding.

From 1-4PM all the MMA sites will be open free to the public – Mitchell House, Hinchman House Natural Science Museum, the Aquarium, and the Vestal Street Observatory.  We will have period-inspired and period music, a falconer, a children’s books author, lots of demonstrations and activities, and punch and cookies!

We will kick off the day with a children’s parade from the Atheneum – where Maria was the first librarian – to Vestal Street.  Call 228.9198 for details and to register for the parade – children must be accompanied by an adult.

Join us and help celebrate Maria Mitchell and her legacy!