Museum donation inspiring

For almost three-quarters of a century, from its beginnings in two rooms of an elementary school to its new $80 million facility, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History has been a mainstay in the historical, scientific and overall cultural education of children and adults in our area.

In recent years it has faced challenges with fundraising, attendance and fast-changing technology.

This week’s generous donation from the Kleinheinz Family Foundation will help address some of those issues. The $1 million gift specifically will be used to upgrade technology for the institution’s science, math and language literacy programs, which serve pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, as well as public programs for adults.

Marsha Kleinheinz, who is also a museum trustee, issued a challenge to others to support the institution. If it didn’t exist, she said, “there would be a huge vacuum in the educational and cultural life of our city.

The people of Fort Worth can show their gratitude to the Kleinheinz family by joining in the effort to help keep this cherished museum vibrant.