The future is looking a little brighter for the Children's Science and Technology Museum of Terre Haute thanks to Union Hospital and the Hulman-George family.
MMS-A/E, a Terre Haute-based architecture and engineering firm has been hired to design a new building for the Children's Museum that was originally housed in the basement of The Central Christian Church. Locally, the company has done work for Indiana State University and St. Mary-of-the-Woods among others.
Currently located at 523 Wabash Avenue, in a building donated by Terre Haute First National Bank, the museum will finally be able to spread its wings on 2.2 acres at the intersection of 3rd Street and 4th Avenue. A 99-year lease has been signed with Union Hospital, who is only charging the Children's Museum $10 per year for use of the land. Rea Elementary School once stood on the property, which was obtained by the hospital in 1995.
In addition to the generosity shown by the hospital, the Children's Museum recently received a $25,000 donation from the Hulman-George family. The money will be used to help the museum reach its goals to better serve area children. The family has made several contributions to the museum throughout its existence.