Children’s Museum

Each Leadership Development Academy of Rock County participant works with a small group of their fellow class members to plan and execute a collaborative project that addresses a community need. These projects and their results are presented each May and serve as the program's capstone experience.

Children’s Museum

A project to explore the creation of a Janesville Children’s Museum.

  • Formed a steering committee of local business and city leaders that included our LDA small group members
  • Obtained 501(c)3 status as Janesville Museum, Inc.
  • Received financial support from several local foundations
  • Hired a museum consultant from Chicago to help us with engaging the community with focus groups, determining size of museum, location, and focus.
  • Still doing research by visiting children’s museums around the country when traveling on business or personal vacations.
  • Intent to stay with the plan to build a $3M+ facility that would be a joint public and private project with the emphasis on children ages birth – 11.

Team details

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Team members & employers

Cheryl Peterson