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We’ve achieved a dream.

What began as a dream of a local elementary and special education teacher, is now the first children’s museum in Bucks County. We’ve come a long way since our early fundraising years and look forward to make a positive contribution to the community for many more years to come.

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2007 – 2008
Conducted First Board Meeting
Received 501(c) 3 Approval
Secured First Individual and Corporate Donations

2009
Joined the Association of Children’s Museums and the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce
Compiled Over 2,400 Volunteer Hours
Met With Over 200 Community and Business Leaders
Began Community/Corporate Outreach Initiatives
Secured Over $20,000 In-Kind Gifts
Created Brand Identity and Marketing Communications
Launched Our Website, BucksKids.org
Developed First Major Fundraising Plan—The Cornerstone Campaign
Completed Three-Year Strategic Plan

2009 – 2010
Developed Press Materials and Launched Press Campaign
Completed Application of Initial Grant Monies
Began “Peek Inside the Museum Walls” Series
Developed Community Outreach Program
Held First Fundraising Special Event, “Family Day at the Polo Club”
Awarded DCED Grant from the State of Pennsylvania
Secured Museum Site in New Hope, PA

2011
Began Construction
Hosted Museum Unveiling Event
Museum Opened on November 1