The Board of the Kidzeum of Health and Science is urging Springfield residents to contact city aldermen if they support plans to build the museum in a block of historic buildings just west of the Old State Capitol.
Board President Rachael Thomson says the Kidzeum is seeking $975,000 in Tax Increment Financing (TIF) from the city. She hopes that $800,000 of that will come from funds already set aside for the space the museum now plans to purchase.
Kidzeum’s Thompson joined Peter Gray on WUIS’ Illinois Edition to discuss what will be done differently with the new museum so that it will have a lasting economic impact: [.mp3 -8:24]
- Kidzeum’s Official Business Plan (Nov. 2012) – .pdf format
- Kidzeum’s E. Adams Street Official Budget Outline (Dec. 2012) – .docx format
- Kidzeum’s Official Facebook Page