About

The Children's Museum of Northern Colorado Project was launched in 2015.  ​The project began as a belief among a group of community members that Northern Colorado was ready to sustain it's own children's museum.  The original idea was very small in scale, but with community input and continued learning, the vision for the museum grew.  

In 2017, the Board of Directors contracted Lord Cultural Services to conduct a market study and assemble a business plan based on current and future market conditions in Northern Colorado.  The results of that study have shaped the scope of the project going forward.  

Read the CMNC "Two Pager" synopsis and case study.  

Board of Directors

  • Summer Scott - President - Erion Foundation (Loveland)

  • Amy Tallent - President Elect - Johnstown Town Council, Realtor (Johnstown)

  • Doug Erion - Treasure- Erion Foundation (Loveland)

  • Annette Geiselman Secretary - UC Health Northern Colorado Foundation (Fort Collins) 

  • Debbie Hansen - The Group INC (Berthoud)

  • Clyde Wood- McWhinney (Fort Collins) 
  • Rhonda Welch - City of Greeley (retired) (Greeley)

  • Blas Estrada - The Group INC (Loveland)

  • Stacey Aurzada - City of Greeley (Greeley)

  • Julie Johnson Haffner - McKee Foundation (retired) (Windsor)

 

Staff

Museum Advocates & Community Supporters

  • Troy McWhinney - McWhinney

  • Doreen MacDonald - Community Member

  • Janet Alcorn - The Tointon Institute for Educational Change

  • David Crowder - McWhinney

  • Dan Tran - Wember

  • Dr. Jennifer Fodness - Thompson School District

  • Sarah Weeks - Otter Cares

  • Scott Elias - Poudre School District 

  • Heather Blanco - Early Childhood Council of Larimer County