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explore-it-childrens-museum COBBLESTONE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM CHANGES NAME TO    EXPLORE IT! CHILDREN’S MUSEUM AND RECEIVES FUNDS FROM DUFF McDUFF GREEN, JR. GRANT

Cobblestone Children’s Museum changed its name to Explore it! Children’s Museum. This name change was made to more accurately convey the museum mission. Explore it! Children's Museum will promote interactive learning and inspire creativity where children and adults can explore through moments of shared discovery. The group remains the same and is still dedicated to making a children’s museum a reality in the Fredericksburg area.

Explore it! Children's Museum also received financial assistance from the Duff McDuff Green, Jr. Fund of the Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region. This grant will allow two members of the Board of Directors to attend the 2012 Association of Children's Museum (ACM) InterActivity Conference. This three day conference, held in Portland,
Oregon, has one day designed specifically for emerging children’s museums. The conference will address the basics of establishing a strong children’s museum infrastructure, as well as the struggles and concerns associated with theses institutions, including developing civil partnerships, spearheading a capital campaign and planning exhibits. The resources gained from this conference will be extremely beneficial to the Board of Directors of Explore it! Children's Museum.

To learn more about Explore it! Children's Museum, please visit our website at exploreitmuseum.org.
 

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Pouches' Community Corner

This month Pouches learned about a very important resource for families who have lost loved ones to sudden tragedy, an organization called LLOST.

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The foundation has helped 44 hospitals in 22 states through their Treasured Memories program. The program sends nurses to bereavement training, and provides or supplements the $55 memory boxes that include clothes, booties, handknot blankets, pictures, foot prints, hand prints, clipped hair and other mementos.

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