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Grace Children’s Musem renovation begins

By Staff Reporter



Abilene, TX – Excitement is building at The Grace Museum as they prepare for the renovation of their popular Children’s Museum. Renovation begins on the Children’s Museum September 5, and the area will remain closed for six weeks while {{more}} contractors and staff give the museum its first major facelift since 1992. In some respects, the renovation started August 14. In the first visible sign of change, the Grace Coffee Shop neon sign was moved from the Diner to its new home in the Historic Lobby. The diner is only one area of the Children’s Museum undergoing renovation. Space Place, KTXS, Riding the Range, and Tot Spot will all be replaced with new exhibits. Exhibit Designer Jay Paulus has developed 12 new exhibits for the Children’s Museum and will be giving a facelift to Recollections and A is for Art, A is for Animal. The grand public re-opening of the Children’s Museum is planned for October 24, with a private members’ preview family party scheduled for October 22. The renovation of the Children’s Museum has been made possible by a generous gift from the Dian Graves Owen Foundation, with subsequent gifts from the Terrell Tone Owen Memorial Fund, Abilene Regional Medical Center, Hendrick Health System, Dr. Eric and Sue Schackmuth, The Mishi and Sandip Mathur Family, Taylor-Jones-Haskell County Medical Alliance, and Cardiology Consultants. WHAT: Renovation of The Grace’s Children’s Museum WHEN: Beginning Tuesday, September 5 WHERE: The Grace Museum, 102 Cypress, Abilene, TX The Grace Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. every Thursday. Admission is free Thursday evening after 5 p.m. For more information, please call Dan Carpenter at 325.673.4587.

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