Marilynne Eichinger, Lives of Museum Junkies, Book Launch, Marylhurst UniversityMarilynne Eichinger’s book launch to be held at Marylhurst University Nov. 3, 2016

Marylhurst University is pleased to host the book launch party for Lives of Museum Junkies by Marilynne Eichinger. In her book, the former OMSI president reveals the good, the bad, and the ugly history behind the hands-on education movement.

Marilynne Eichinger, entrepreneur, founder and developer of institutions promoting science education shares her experiences in writings as well as art. In addition to serving as president and builder of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, she was founder and past president of Impression Five Science Museum in Lansing, Michigan. In Lives of Museum Junkies, she tells her story and that of 11 other science centers. The book shares both sad and humorous behind-the-scenes experiences that occurred while starting their museums. The stories are fascinating for anyone interested in the growth of the hands-on museum movement or what goes on behind the scenes of a non-profit organization.

WHAT:           Book Launch: Lives of Museum Junkies with author Marilynne Eichinger

WHEN:           Thursday, November 3, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

WHERE:        The Old Library, BP John Administration Bldg., Marylhurst University

COST:             FREE and open to the public


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