The Springfield Museums have received a $12,500 grant from TD Banknorth Charitable Foundation for the Museums' Weekend Family Fun series of educational programs.
Weekend Family Fun programs highlight holidays, special exhibits, cultures from around the world, and perennial favorites like dinosaurs and Dr. Seuss. Each program includes a performance, art demonstrations, science activities, and hands-on craft workshops. "Thousands of people visit the museums especially for our Weekend Family Fun activities," said Joseph Carvalho, president and executive director of the Springfield Museums. "Without support from TD Banknorth, these wonderful programs would not be possible." TD Banknorth, through its charitable giving arm, the TD Banknorth Charitable Foundation, founded in 2002, supports programs and organizations which have proven records of arts and cultural enrichment programs, the development and expansion of programs which foster civic enhancement and address issues related to cultural diversity, and a commitment to programs that promote improvements to community health and human services efforts.