Buzz from Museums

“Rick is a uniquely inspiring and creative educator. His workshops foster an appreciation of the infinite variety of cultures and technologies of our world and encourage children and their families to explore together their own creative capabilities. His enthusiasm and ingenuity are infectious and we have enjoyed working with him immensely…Rick will be an asset to any program with which he is associated and he has my unqualified recommendation.” -Michael Judd, Chief of Education, Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation

“The program Rick Hartman presented at the State Capital Museum featured an accurate and entertaining look at historic toys of the pioneer era. Not only was our audience of children and their families intrigued with the construction of the “old fashioned” toys he brought along, but they sat in rapt attention as Hartman translated for them, in contemporary terms, the play-life of children of pioneer times. An excellent and fun program for children of all ages. Hartman is an enthusiastic and engaging performer and educator.” -Susan Rohrer, Education Curator, Washington State Capital Museum