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Terre Haute Division of the Central Indiana Chapter of the NECA and IBEW Local Union 725 donate $10,000 to the Children...

The Terre Haute Children’s Museum would like to thank the contractors of the Terre Haute Division of the Central Indiana Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the members of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union 725 for their combined donation of $10,000 to the museum’s capital campaign.

“As the electrical industry becomes more and more cutting edge and our customers move into emerging technologies, we are constantly reminded of the need to foster bright young minds who will see tomorrow in ways we can’t even imagine today,” said Sara Smith, Chairwoman of NECA’s Terre Haute Division. “This is why we are so proud to support the Terre Haute Children’s Museum’s capital campaign, and we look forward to being an ongoing partner with the museum in their efforts to create a fun, dynamic science and technology learning environment for the young people in our community.”

Todd Thacker of Local Union 725 said also that the group isaffiliated with the OED Alternative Power and Energy Program, and that they have recently entered into a partnership with the Rose-Hulman Engineering and Innovation Education Center. Through this partnership, they will be working on the development of new Photovoltaic installations while dedicated to the public outreach and propagation of green energy markets in Terre Haute. In addition, the IBEW has offered the Children’s Museum tours and classes of their soon to be constructed 13 KwH photovoltaic array.

Lynn Hughes, executive director of the Terre Haute Children’s Museum, said that she looks forward to the educational opportunities that will come with these wonderful facilities and research, and she looks forward to tapping into the knowledge and expertise of the NECA and IBEW to develop programs that will teach children about the production of green energy.

“We are so grateful to the Terre Haute Division of the NECA and the members of IBEW Local Union 725 for their commitment to the Terre Haute Children’s Museum and the children of our community,” said Lynn Hughes, executive director of the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. “We look forward to working with them to create programs that will teach them about the future of electricity generation and introduce them to the wonders of science and technology.”

Since it opened its doors in 1988, the Terre Haute Children’s Museum has been a fun and exciting destination for children and families, and our mission is to “enrich our children’s lives through the exploration of science and technology.” The Museum is currently in a capital campaign for a new 26,000-square-foot facility, which will include a wide range of hands-on science and technology exhibits. To date, the Museum has received donations of $5 million towards a $5.5 million goal. Sponsorship opportunities are still available, including naming area rights and exhibit sponsorships. Individuals, families, groups, organizations and businesses can also put their names on the Children’s Museum by sponsoring a brick or limestone.

To make a donation, or to learn how your group or organization can help raise funds for the Terre Haute Children’s Museum, visit www.terrehautechildrensmuseum.com or contact Lynn Hughes at 812-235-5548 or lhughes@terrehautechildrensmuseum.com.

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