Two community information meetings this March hosted by Louisville Children's Museum

Print
Two community information meetings this March hosted by Louisville Children's Mu

 

There has been a lot of chatter about building a children's museum in Louisville. WHAS and WDRB have profiled the Louisville Children's Museum, local businesses like Uptown ArtComfy Cow, and The Artist in You have hosted fundraisers, and the Facebook page is a growing source of information and ideas.

The bottom line is that Louisville doesn't have a dedicated museum for multi-disciplinary learning for pre-readers; that is, tots through elementary-age children. But smaller markets like Columbus, IN, Lexington, KY and Tuscaloosa, AL do have children's museums. And a recent survey hosted by LCM showed that 78% of respondents left Louisville in 2012 to visit another city's children museum. Yikes--that's money that could be in Louisville's pocket.

Maybe you have questions about the Louisville Children's Museum. Maybe you have ideas that could help propel this project forward. Or maybe you would simply like to get involved or volunteer but don't know where to start. In any case, plan on attending one of two community information meetings this March:

  • Friday, March 8 at 7:00 pm at the Metro Economic Development and Growth office, 444 S. Fifth St.
  • Sunday, March 24 at 3:00 pm at the St. Matthew's Library, 3940 Grandview Ave.

They say it takes a village. If this project is to get off the ground, it'll take a city. YMCA and JCPS have already written letters of support for the project. These community information meetings, conveniently scheduled downtown and in the East End after work and on the weekend, should provide loads of information for interested businesses, non-profits, parents, and grandparents.

Photo: courtesy of Louisville Children's Museum Facebook page

About Anna Frye
After living in Chicago, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Colorado, my husband and I made our (hopefully? probably?) final move back to Louisville, where I was born and raised. Ahhh...it's nice to be home. Now I'm busy making sure my three little ones learn to love the quirks and traditions of their new hometown: Kentucky Derby Festival, no school on Oaks Day, grits and hot browns (not necessarily together), monograms, parks, festivals, and even our seasonal allergies.
More articles from Anna Frye
Like us on Facebook!
Subscribe to our RSS Feed!
Follow us on Twitter!
Add us to your circles on Google+!
Follow us on Pinterest!
Follow us on Tumblr!

Search Louisville Events

More Events | Post an Event | Event Map
fri
19
sat
20
sun
21
mon
22
tue
23
wed
24
thu
25

Search Louisville Restaurants

Louisville Independent Business Alliance

 

Copyright © 2014 Louisville.com, All Rights Reserved
137 W. Muhammad Ali Boulevard, Suite 102, Louisville, KY 40202
502-625-0100
Mobile Site