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.
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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.