Becker County Museum Re-Imagine Project Phonathon Tuesday!
Carol McCarthy | Nov 18, 2019 AT 7:45 am
DETROIT LAKES, MN--Tuesday, the Becker County Museum Re-Imagine Project will be holding a one-day phonathon to collect 3 to 5-year pledges to support the new Becker County History, Science, and Children’s Museum. The phonathon’s goal is $100,000.
According to museum board members and staff, the two-story facility will triple existing useable space to include areas for historical exhibits, children’s active learning centers, archive and research libraries, a recording studio, storage, expandable public gathering halls, a roof-top garden, gift and coffee shops, handicap accessibility features, and security. The new museum will be connected to the north-end of the Historic Holmes Theater with matching brick, creating a seamless appearance with shared heating and cooling efficiencies as well as co-staffing the lobby and additional parking to serve the entire DL Community and Cultural Center and new museum.
The current facility is too small for current programming, not handicap accessible, and it threatens historic documents due to water and mold issues.
The minimum price tag for the museum is $6.4 million. Currently, staff and volunteers have raised $3.2 million and requested $3 million from the Minnesota Legislature through its bonding bill that will be determined May 2020. The museum is under intense competition for those dollars so that’s why the public’s help is needed. Supporters plan to break ground in the Fall of 2020.
If you’d like to be a part of this exciting new project to serve people of all ages in Becker County you may call the museum, 218-847-2938. If you’d like more details and/or a private visit, contact museum director, Becky Mitchell and her volunteer team.
Listen for Becker County Museum Phonathon updates, November 19th on Leighton Broadcasting: 1340 AM, 93.1 FM, 102.3, and 104.1.