Museum Land Acquisition

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Update 11-4-22:
Our deadline for the land has approached; it has been a whirlwind of a few weeks! Through donations and pledges, we feel confident in submitting a purchase agreement to secure the property!

We will continue to fundraise up until the closing date of November 16th; every single dollar counts in this so please continue to contribute. If for some reason we end up with additional funds beyond the $125,000 plus closing costs and fees, we will set those funds aside to utilize for the future development of the land, which we hope to do relatively soon.

We will be doing a drawing for some prizes to contributors with $25, $100, $500, and $1000 donations.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us in raising this money so we can continue to use this land for generations to come!

Judy Garland Children’s Museum Staff :)

The land directly next to the Judy Garland and Children’s Discovery Museum is for sale. A private offer has been made, and we must match the $125,000 offer by November 4th or forgo the property indefinitely. We have secured about 65% of the funds and feel confident we can get there! We will host an outdoor campaign at the museum on Wednesday, November 2nd, from 12 pm-6pm; cash, check, and card donations will be accepted. All that donate $25 or more; either in person at the museum, on the museum's website, or through Go Fund Me will be entered into our prize drawing

This is a time-sensitive matter, so please act fast. All contributions are welcome!

For questions and pledges, please reach out to Executive Director Janie Heitz at [phone redacted] or email at [email redacted]. Checks can be made to Judy Garland Children’s Museum and mailed to PO Box 724, Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744. We appreciate your support and look forward to the future of this space!
  • Scott Koscielniak 
    • $100 
    • 14 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 26 d
  • Denise Murr 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Katie Ganoe 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Brianna Wielbruda 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
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Sheena Richards 
Grand Rapids, MN
Judy Garland Museum 
Registered nonprofit
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