Children’s Museum present at State Fair

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Published: Sep. 5, 2022 at 12:16 AM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - The Grand Island Children’s Museum made a visit to the Nebraska State Fair this year.

Kids were shown what the GICM has to offer and what their vision for the building looks like. Visitors to the exhibit saw their kids enjoy making buttons, foam dinosaurs, and other arts and craft.

“We just like to have a presence to just show everybody we’re working on this project, we’re excited about it and to show people the vision that we have for Grand Island Children’s Museum that will go in the Armory within Ryder Park here in Grand Island,” said Kelly Henry, GICM treasurer.

GICM has also secured a future facility in the former National Guard Armory building in Grand Island and officials working on the project see the location as a perfect fit.

“To recreate that into something new, and it will attract visitors to the community and it will be something for the workforce to help them to come back to Grand Island,” said Henry.

To get the GICM up-and-running, it’s going to take approximately $11.4 million. Their presence at the fair wasn’t for financial gain or support.

Henry continued, “It’s just important for us to be out here so even people from Grand Island can see that this is happening but also people from around the state because there’s a lot visitors here today, so it’s good for them to see how Grand Island is growing and that this project is happening here in Grand Island.”