Bedford’s Charnow Celebrates Boston Children’s Museum’s 100th-year


Bedford's Carole Charnow, on the Fenway Park Jumbotron - Image (c) Clive Grainger 2013, all rights reserved
Bedford’s Carole Charnow, throwing out the first pitch  on the Fenway Park Jumbotron- Image (c) Clive Grainger 2013, all rights reserved

By Kim Siebert MacPhail

August 1 was not just another day for Bedford resident Carole Charnow: it’s not every day that you get to throw out the first pitch at Fenway and it’s not every day that your workplace celebrates its 100th birthday.

As the video of player #100’s first pitch demonstrates, throwing out the pitch was indeed a jubilant moment for Charnow whose two sons—Sam and Abe Grainger—have been avid baseball players most of their lives.

Charnow and her family moved to Bedford from London in 1996 when she was named as executive director of the Boston Academy of Music, an institution that Charnow later transformed into Opera Boston. Chosen for her vast experience in the arts, her commitment to social justice, and her demonstrated success in developing early childhood educational programs, Charnow was named in 2010 to lead the Boston Children’s Museum – the second-oldest children’s museum in the country— into its second century.

A Gallery of Images from Charnow’s Fenway Park Debut

Listen to Carole Charnow during an interview about the 100th year of the Children’s Museum

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