Academy Journal Volume 58 - Page 40

the academy journal Glencairn also hosted 40 visits from regional homeschool groups, elementary schools, high schools, colleges and universities (over 1,800 stu- dent visits total). These included three targeted homeschools days, two during Christmas and the third during our spring glassblowing demonstra- tion. Additional educational offerings included three popular workshops and lectures, Myth, Move- ment, and Mantra (Yoga and meditation work- shop), Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter Egg workshops for adults and families), and Ritual Healing Tradi- tions of the Pennsylvania Dutch (lecture). tian prayers, gestures, and the use of everyday ob- jects, these rituals are used for healing the body, protection from physical and spiritual harm, and ensuring good outcomes in everyday affairs. The exhibition, a collaborative effort between Glen- cairn Museum and the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University, featured artifacts, documents, and photographs il- lustrating a wide range of expression within the ritual tradition of over three centuries of Pennsyl- vania Dutch folk culture. Public Tours Throughout the year, over 6,200 visitors took one of two standard guided tours or the seasonal Christmas tour of Glencairn. The Highlights Tour places Glencairn within the context of the history of the Bryn Athyn community and introduces visitors to New Church concepts through the art made for Glencairn as a New Church home, while using significant pieces from key galleries to en- gage visitors in the religious beliefs and practices of a variety of cultures and time periods. A family- oriented, interactive Time Travelers tour imagines the Museum as a time machine, where visitors travel back in time to ancient Egypt, Greece and medieval Europe, equipped with a backpack of supplies, and engage in hands-on activities with hieroglyphs, coins and compasses. During the Christmas season, the Museum once again offered the popular Christmas in the Castle Tour (over 2,100 tour visitors), which introduces visitors to works of art in the collections depicting the story of the Lord’s birth and tells how Christmas was celebrated at Glencairn during its years as a family home. Exhibitions Glencairn Museum offere