Advocate Editorial Board opinion: Community survey offers direction for future

By the Advocate Editorial Board
Aug. 6, 2013 at 3:06 a.m.

The Children's Discovery Museum of the Golden Crescent needs your help. Over the past year, the museum has faced some tough decisions, including closing its doors for a few months in 2012 to hiring a new director and remodeling to offer new exhibits.

Now, after serving the Crossroads for more than a decade, the museum is looking for direction as its current home goes up for sale. The building that currently houses the museum is owned by the Junior League of Victoria, which has allowed the museum to stay in the space rent-free since 2002. Now, the museums's lease is up in February 2014, and the Junior League needs to sell the building, according to the museum's executive director, Melissa Dixon. This leaves the museum with a few options, and it needs your help to decide which direction is the right one to take.

The Children's Discovery Museum has created an online survey for residents to fill out to help them decide their next move. Based on the level of interest and answers submitted by members of the community, the museum could begin a fundraising campaign to purchase its current location, find a new location or even turn the museum into a more mobile experience that can travel between schools and classrooms.

We encourage members of the Crossroads community to take a few minutes and answer the 10-question survey created by the Children's Discovery Museum. This museum has served Crossroads children for more than a decade, and we would like to see it continue to serve our area in whichever way best fits the needs of the museum and the communities it serves.

This editorial reflects the views of the Victoria Advocate's editorial board.



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