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November
2014
03

UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD SUPPORTS FORT BEND CHILDREN'S DISCOVERY CENTER

One of America’s most iconic and recognized companies jumped on the bandwagon in support of the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center – A Very Special Project of the Children’s Museum of Houston. Union Pacific Railroad got the show on the road with a generous$10,000 donation to the project’s capital campaign. The donation will allow for the project to continue delivering on its promise of a scheduled opening in the Imperial Development insummer 2016.

“Union Pacific is thrilled to help bring the amazing programming offered by the Children’s Museum of Houston to Fort Bend County,” said Brenda Mainwaring, Union Pacific VP – Public Affairs, Southern Region. “We know this is something local families will enjoy for years to come, including the many Union Pacific employees who call Fort Bend County ‘home.’”

Union Pacific Railroad is one of four, Class 1, original rail lines to continue to operate in Fort Bend County since the 1900’s. It helped set in motion the county’s historic sugar mill boom. To this day, its freight services are imperative to the economic success of the region. Nearly 20-trains run daily through the Old Sunset Route with a local train operating out of Sugar Land.

“We are pleased to support this deserving opportunity for the children of Fort Bend County,” added Mainwaring.

Mirrored after the award-winning Children’s Museum of Houston, the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center will be housed in a 10,000 square foot repurposed historical building on Highway 90 in Sugar Land. Inside the Discovery Center, six exhibits will be managed as platforms for learning for children from birth to 12 years, with specific measurable educational outcomes for each. Each exhibit will be focused on a quintessential childhood question such as“Where Does It Come From?”, “How Does it Work?” and “Can I Solve That?”

A $10,000 donation will help keep the FBCDC plans on track to open in 2016.

Naming opportunities are available, ranging from exhibit naming at the $250,000 level, to painted tiles priced from $2,500 to $500. To make a charitable donation, please contact Capital Campaign Manager Tracy Golden at (281)494-0297 ortgolden@cmhouston.org.  

 

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