Work Begins On Sioux City Children's Museum
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — About nine years after a group of stay-at-home mothers proposed opening a children's museum in Sioux City, construction is beginning at a site in the city's downtown.
The Sioux City Journal reports crews were beginning demolition and site preparation Thursday.
Supporters have raised $4.1 million toward a $6 million goal for the planned 16,000-square-foot children's museum.
Organizers say they're focusing now on completing fundraising with hope of securing another $900,000 that would qualify the project for a $1 million state grant.
Brandy TenHulzen, of Sergeant Bluff, says nearly a decade after she and others proposed the museum, it's gratifying to see it move forward.
The museum is set to open in spring 2015.
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