he Children’s Museum of Memphis Celebrates 20 Years of Education & Fun on June 16!
Posted: Thursday, May 6, 2010 8:01 pm
The Children’s Museum of Memphis opened its doors on June 16, 1990. Now almost three million people have experienced the unique, hands-on exhibits and educational programs it offers. The museum’s birthday party, “Celebrating 20 Years of Education & Fun,” is being held on Wednesday, June 16, 10am-1pm. The big blowout will be on the front lawn and includes various performances, a dunk tank, T-ball and basketball games, giveaways, Carousel and Happy Birthday moonwalks, prizes, food (cotton candy, popcorn, hot dogs, snow cones, nachos and drinks), and of course birthday cake!
All activities and food are included with museum admission. For more information, visit CMOM.COM or call 901-458-2678.
A special thanks to party sponsors Kroger and Amerispan.
As we take a look back at these last two decades and reflect on the museum’s history, here are some “fun facts” to share with you!
The Children’s Museum of Memphis is located in the former National Guard Armory that was built from 1941-1942. The Children’s Museum of Memphis’ founders are Polly Glotzbach, Harriet McFadden, Mars Widdicombe and Harry J. Phillips, Sr. A special thanks also goes to The City of Memphis (and then Mayor Richard C. Hackett) for its vision and support.
Here is a short timeline and history: