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Children's Museum is Halfway to its Building Goal

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The Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota is halfway to its 4 million–dollar building goal.

A celebration was held in honor of all the donations they have received so far. Including the $50,000 from Hickory Tech.

The Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota continues its quest to build a permanent home after three temporary locations.

The $50,000 contribution from Hickory Tech sends them well on their way to accomplishing their 4 million goal.

Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota, Peter Olson says, "It's a very exciting day for the Children's Museum, we're pleased with the community and the supporters who have come here to help us celebrate reaching the halfway point in our capitol campaign."

President and CEO of Hickory Tech says today's turnout shows just how much support the project has.


President and CEO of Hickory Tech, John Finke says, "I think that was the message today... they reached that 50 percent mark and now we have to go to the community and try and have the rest of the community step up and reach the ultimate goal of the $4,000,000.

Their goal is to raise enough money to break ground on a new facility this spring.

Finke says, "It affects our children and ability to learn and ability to understand day in day out practical things about our future and the community. This is a great program for something Minnesota and help move our kids into that next phase of learning."

In order to achieve their goal on time those interested have the opportunity to contribute $20 a month; amenities include free admission to the interim site and a personalized path stone at the entry to the new facility.

Everyone is invited to the Children's Museum's Friends and Family week and enjoy fun activities and admission is free.