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Mazza Summer Conference to Feature Eight Renowned Authors & Illustrators

Mazza Summer Conference to Feature Eight Renowned Authors & Illustrators

University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum will hold the 2022 annual Summer Conference July 11-13. The three-day conference, which will be available in-person and virtually, features educational and engaging presentations from numerous internationally-known children’s book authors and illustrators. “It seems like it has been forever since we were last together for a Mazza Museum Summer Conference,” said Benjamin Sapp, director of the Mazza Museum. “Please join us for a three-day conference with nine different authors and illustrators and breakout sessions for teachers, librarians, and anyone with a love for picture books.” Cost of the full three-day conference for in-person attendance is $265 and includes...

Mazza Museum’s Funday Sunday Heads to the Toledo Zoo

Mazza Museum’s Funday Sunday Heads to the Toledo Zoo

University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum will hold the May session of Funday Sunday at the Toledo Zoo, ProMedica Museum of Natural History on May 15 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is required and can be completed on the Mazza Museum’s website. Zoo admission is up to participants. Participants of May’s Funday Sunday session will be going on a “Prehistoric Adventure” at the Zoo, located at 2 Hippo Way, Toledo, OH 43609. Community partners who will be present for this event include the Hancock Historical Museum, Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Farmers and Merchants State Bank,...

Take “Flight” at Mazza Museum’s April Funday Sunday

Take “Flight” at Mazza Museum’s April Funday Sunday

University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum will offer Funday Sunday in-person on April 3 on the University’s campus. This free, public event will be held 1-4 p.m. Registration is required and can be completed on the Mazza Museum’s website. The theme of April’s Funday Sunday session is “Flight” and will feature a number of activities that will show participants what it’s like to fly including a flight simulator, courtesy of the Findlay Flying Circuit Club, a hot air balloon activity, flying disk art, LEGO airplane building, a show in the Newhard Planetarium, and more. Heather Sensel, Mazza Museum education manager, noted, “If...

Mazza Museum Presents “Game Changers” in Celebration of Black History

Mazza Museum Presents “Game Changers” in Celebration of Black History

The University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum is proud to present a new exhibit in celebration of Black History. “Game Changers” will be on display in the Freed Galleria through the spring semester. Mazza Museum Curator, Dan Chudzinski, wrote, “This is a tribute to Black History. American History. From the indomitable spirit that survived slavery, to the courageous voices that rang out for Civil Rights.” Featured in the gallery include artwork from “A Time to Act: John F. Kennedy’s Big Speech” illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, “Molly Bannaky” illustrated by Chris K. Soentpiet, and “Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of...

Area Kids Invited to ‘Pump up the STEAM’ with Mazza’s New STEAM Club

Area Kids Invited to ‘Pump up the STEAM’ with Mazza’s New STEAM Club

The University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum will be offering a new after-school program series focusing on STEAM education. Children in the community will explore new topics and “Pump up the STEAM” with STEAM Club at University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum. Available for children in grades 5-8, the six-week program will consist of one session per week beginning Tuesday, Feb. 22 at Mazza’s Joseph and Judith Conda STEAM Education Center. Cost of registration is $175 per student and covers all six courses in the series. Cost for those who pre-register before Feb. 12 is $150. Registration closes Feb. 20. Limited space...

Tales for Tots and Funday Sunday Return for Fall 2021 Season

Tales for Tots and Funday Sunday Return for Fall 2021 Season

University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum presents the fall 2021 lineup for Funday Sunday and Tales for Tots, which are slated to begin in November. These programs are free and open to the public. Registration for these virtual events is not required, but is preferred.   Joseph and Judith Conda Tales for Tots, a fun story time tailored to inspire toddlers and preschoolers, is an immersive storytime held on the third Wednesday of each month at 8 a.m. This event series is made possible by an endowment from Joe and Judith Conda. This season’s Tales for Tots dates and stories are:...

Virtual Weekend Conference for Authors, Artists, & Educators

Virtual Weekend Conference for Authors, Artists, & Educators

University of Findlay Mazza Museum’s 2021 Virtual Weekend Conference will take place Nov. 12-13 via Zoom. Mazza’s Weekend Conference is designed with authors, artists, educators, and children’s book enthusiasts in mind. Participants will be able to learn from six renowned children’s book authors and illustrators through this interactive experience. Cost of registration is $60 and includes attendance to all six keynote sessions and access to presentation recordings for up to three months after the conference. Those who take the conference for credit will have the general registration fee waived. After registering for the event, participants will receive a secure link...

Mazza Museum’s One-of-a-Kind STEAM Education Center Opens

Mazza Museum’s One-of-a-Kind STEAM Education Center Opens

The University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum held a grand opening ceremony for the Joseph and Judith Conda STEAM Education Center on Friday, Sept. 10. A ribbon-cutting took place outside the STEAM Education Center, located in the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion, and several University officials, community members, and donors gave remarks. Generous donors Joseph and Judith Conda, who provided the lead gift for the STEAM Education Center, were in attendance. “Children’s picture books are every child’s first window to their world,” Judith Conda stated. “The University of Findlay and Mazza Museum staff made the decision to expand and enhance...