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Longview children's museum re-named

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Released by Lisa Yarbrough with Longview World of Wonders:

LONGVIEW, TX - Longview Children's Museum today announced that it will now be known as Longview World of WondersTM, or LongviewWOWTM for short. In early 2009, an effort began to bring a world-class, hands-on discovery center to Longview and the greater east Texas area. A group of local volunteers has worked together to establish a board of directors, write the center's bylaws and create organizational committees, which will continue its efforts until a permanent facility is opened to the public. 

In the interim, LongviewWOW has launched its Museum Without Walls initiative to build awareness around the effort and to ensure that children in the community can experience many hand-on activities while the museum site is identified and developed.  As a part of this initiative on October 3, 2009, LongviewWOW will host "LEGO® World" a hands-on program designed for children to interact with LEGOs.

"The community's response has been phenomenal," said Stephanie Stoddard, president-elect of Longview World of Wonders.  "Watching everyone work together to create LongviewWOW is going to be a remarkable adventure - one that will benefit our children and grandchildren for many years to come."

The official Web site is now live at www.longviewwow.org. Please visit the Web to get the latest information about LongviewWOW, a calendar of programs scheduled throughout the fall, and progress as the executives continue to push forward its 501(C)3 application. The LongviewWOW Capital campaign will launch shortly after January 1, 2010. Everyone is encouraged to participate as a volunteer, member or contributor.

About Longview World of Wonders

Longview World of Wonders, formerly Longview Children's Museum, is a group of parents, grandparents, educators and civic leaders, whose mission is to inspire a life-long love of learning by giving children the opportunity to create and explore in a hands-on educational environment.  Currently seeking 501(c)3 status, our Museum without Walls initiative is designed to build awareness in the area and to bring educational opportunities to the community's youth.  For more information, please contact us at info@longviewwow.org.  

More information about Longview World of Wonders is available at http://www.longviewwow.org/.

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