September 25, 2018 / News & Blog

Children’s Museums Reopen After Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence made landfall on Friday, September 14, near Wilmington, NC. The effects have been devastating for many in the Carolinas and Virginia, and our hearts go out to all those affected.

There are dozens of children’s museums in the states most affected by Hurricane Florence, and many closed in preparation, as well as to deal with the effects of the storm. These museums worked quickly to reopen their doors and continue serving their communities. As of last week, most have reopened:

Last year, the ACM community came together after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and wildfires in Northern California to establish the ACM Disaster Relief Fund. Together we raised more than $14,000, which was directly distributed to staff at five affected museums.

While we are still working with the museums affected by Hurricane Florence to identify their needs, the Disaster Relief Fund remains open in perpetuity. As always, proceeds will be distributed as needed to directly support our colleagues in the children’s museum field. If you are moved to donate, please do so here!

As ACM hears back from those in our community affected by Hurricane Florence, we will continue to share updates.

If we have missed your museum in our roundup in error, please do not hesitate to get in touch!

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