Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: August 24, 2013

 

Children's Museum in Dover hosts New Hampshire's first Maker Faire

 

“We are over the moon about bringing Maker Faire to our state,” said Justine Roberts, Executive Director of the Children’s Museum of NH. “This event aligns perfectly with our mission to ignite children’s creative potential by challenging them to think big."

 

 

Dover, New Hampshire (August 2, 2013 ) - Maker Faire is coming to New Hampshire! The first-ever Dover Mini Maker Faire is scheduled for Saturday, August 24, 2013, hosted by the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire in Dover. This is the first time a Maker Faire has been held in the Granite State.
 
“We are over the moon about bringing Maker Faire to our state,” said Justine Roberts, Executive Director of the Children’s Museum of NH. “This event aligns perfectly with our mission to ignite children’s creative potential by challenging them to think big. What better way to bring our mission to life than with this amazing event showcasing our community’s creativity, engaging children’s imaginations and inspiring them to be the makers of tomorrow?”
 
Featuring both established and emerging local “makers,” the Dover Mini Maker Faire will be a family-friendly celebration with both indoor and outdoor activities and entertainment. Attendees can explore DIY science, robotics, engineering, alternative energy, original art, rocketry and more. There will also be local food purveyors on hand, as well as educational workshops, art installations and live performances. 
 
The Dover Mini Maker Faire takes after its enormous parent event, Maker Faire, which hosts 90,000 visitors in San Mateo in May. The Dover Mini Maker Faire will be a smaller, community-focused event, but will follow the Maker Faire model of celebrating do-it-yourself creativity and tinkering.
 
Tickets may be purchased online at
www.makerfairedover.com for just $10 per person. Children age 5 and under are admitted free. Tickets will also be available at the gate.
 

 

 Contact & Media Visits  

 

Media Contact: Heidi Duncanson

Email: hduncanson@childrens-museum.org

Phone: (603) 742-2002

 

The Children's Museum

6 Washington Street, Dover, NH 03820

Webwww.makerfairedover.com

 

 Condensed Version  

 

Event Date: August 24, 2013

 

Children's Museum in Dover hosts New Hampshire's first Maker Faire

 

Dover, New Hampshire (August 2, 2013 ) - Maker Faire is coming to New Hampshire! The first-ever Dover Mini Maker Faire is scheduled for Saturday, August 24, 2013, hosted by the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire in Dover. This is the first time a Maker Faire has been held in the Granite State. “We are over the moon about bringing Maker Faire to our state,” said Justine Roberts, Executive Director of the Children’s Museum of NH. “This event aligns perfectly with our mission to ignite children’s creative potential by challenging them to think big. What better way to bring our mission to life than with this amazing event showcasing our community’s creativity, engaging children’s imaginations and inspiring them to be the makers of tomorrow?” Featuring both established and emerging local “makers,” the Dover Mini Maker Faire will be a family-friendly celebration with both indoor and outdoor activities and entertainment. Attendees can explore DIY science, robotics, engineering, alternative energy, original art, rocketry and more. There will also be local food purveyors on hand, as well as educational workshops, art installations and live performances.  Tickets may be purchased online at www.makerfairedover.com for just $10 per person. Children age 5 and under are admitted free. Tickets will also be available at the gate. 

 

Media Contact: Heidi Duncanson, Email: hduncanson@childrens-museum.org, Phone: (603) 742-2002