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Madison Children's Museum (Madison, WI 53711-2010)
Ruth G. Shelly (Project Director: May 2009 to October 2013)
Deborah J. Gilpin (Project Director: October 2013 to March 2014)

Challenge Grants
Challenge Programs

Totals (matching):
$250,000 (approved)
$250,000 (offered)
$250,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/2007 – 7/31/2013

Ready, Set...Grow! Capital Campaign for the New Madison Children's Museum

Funding supports the renovation of a five-story building near the State Capitol as the museum's new home.

Madison Children's Museum (MCM) seeks a National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant of $250,000 toward the Ready, Set Grow! Capital Campaign. The $10 million campaign provides for the renovation of the museum's new facility a 1929 five-story building in the heart of historic Capitol Square. The Challenge Grant of $250,000 and matching funds of $750,000 will be used for construction costs for the new facility scheduled to open to the public in 2010. With 26,000 square feet of space for exhibitions, programs and offices, the new museum will house expanded humanities exhibitions and programs for a regional audience of over 130,000 family visitors annually.