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Mar 01

Pantagraph Article: Watch now: Why children's museums have been left out of COVID relief funding

Posted on March 1, 2021 at 12:26 PM by Wendy Long

NORMAL — When it comes to COVID relief and children’s museums, having enough theater seating has been the difference between getting funding and being passed over. Some Central Illinois directors are worried the problem, coupled with various other coronavirus-related capacity and loan issues, may be the difference between survival and not.

“The idea was that $15 billion would be available for these institutions that are economic drivers for their communities,” said Beth Whisman, director of the Children's Discovery Museum in Normal. “Unfortunately, the way they (Congress) wrote the grant, they eliminated a lot of medium and small museums."

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Feb 26

Children’s Discovery Museum receives $20,000 State Farm grant for underserved kids

Posted on February 26, 2021 at 10:55 AM by Wendy Long

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Children’s Discovery Museum receives $20,000 State Farm grant for underserved kids

Normal, IL – February 18, 2021– The Children’s Discovery Museum has been awarded a $20,000 grant from State Farm to continue its award-winning afterschool partnership.


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