A Unique Opportunity for 50 Members from Our Community

The Children’s Museum of the Black Hills is quickly gaining momentum! The word is getting out and people are excited about the idea. With that in mind, we are beginning our Founding 50 Fundraising Campaign. The Founding 50 campaign is designed to reach a goal of $50,000 through the generous gift of $1,000 from 50 individuals, businesses, and foundations in and around the Rapid City community. Funding from the Founding 50 will be targeted to fund a consultant who specializes in emerging museum planning and feasibility studies, exhibit development, marketing, capital campaign development, and most importantly, community outreach.

The Founding 50 members, will be recognized with a distinctive plaque that will be a piece of a unique art piece that will be hung in the museum. Once the museum is open, there will be an interactive exhibit designed by and devoted to the Founding 50 Members that celebrates, in a tangible way, their active role in and generous support of The Children’s Museum of the Black Hills. The Founding 50 will have a role in designing this unique exhibit.

If you or someone you know may be interested in becoming a Founding 50 Member, please contact Lily Bruckner at [email protected] or (605) 545-0623.

With Gratitude,

Lily Bruckner


Comments ( 3 )

  • author-hexa-bg

    Terrific idea! Our 8 grandchildren have experienced other children’s museums and find them extraordinary? Where are you planning to locate the museum?

    • author-hexa-bg

      We have not decided on a location yet, but keep checking back for updates!

  • author-hexa-bg

    I am an author of children’s books with Native American themes. I’m interested in donating, but need more information. Where will the museum be located, In Rapid City or ? I was active in the beginnings of the Journey, so beware of the expert consultant you hire – we had false information. I believe there is still city land available by the Journey and having the children’s museum next door would help attendance at both.
    Is there a deadline for getting the first 50 donors? Will the money be refunded if that deadline and goal of 50 K is not realized? Will you have native American consultants to make sure there is a part dedicated to the tribes and to avoided stereotypical displays?
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