Sunday, July 5, 2009
Thanks to everyone who came out for Freedom Has a Birthday at Washington Park yesterday and who visited Friends to voice your disapproval of the closing of the Geological Museum and your support for reopening. People came from Laramie, other parts of Wyoming, and other states.
We have over 1100 signatures on the petition that began in the museum; we raised nearly $800, with pledges of more when a safe way of doing so that ensures the funds will go to the museum and a director/curator and will not be diverted to some other university program; and about 200 people signed up for more information about how to be involved and help the cause. Most importantly, kids enjoyed dino crafts and voiced their concerns, and adults offered much-valued community feedback. We will update you again as soon as we have further word on the state of the endowment that the University of Wyoming has agreed to establish.