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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002


  • Thursday, Friday10 am-3 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 4 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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At The Carle: Mordicai Gerstein

In 1974, a young french aerialist, Phillipe Petit, stretched a tightrope between the massive World Trade Center towers. There, a quarter of a mile in the sky, he performed tricks -- walking, dancing and jumping on the tightrope to the fright and delight of onlookers. Petit's daring stunt has become part of the history of New York City, and, like the towers of the World Trade Center, will forever live in our memory. Join author/illustrator Mordicai Gerstein in our Auditorium on Sunday, September 11th at 1pm as he tells the story behind his Caldecott-winning picture book, The Man Who Walked Between the Towers on this day of remembrance. Admission to the museum will be free all day, Sunday September 11th. A book signing will follow Mordicai Gerstein's presentation. Can't make it to the event? As always, you can pre-order your books online and we'll ship them to you, autographed, after the event. We hope to see you here on Sunday!

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