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PostPosted: Dec 02, 2012 12:43    Post subject: Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas, Texas. Official opening, Dec 1, 2012  

Jim and I became involved in the, then, Dallas museum of Nature and Science many years ago when there was talk of building a new facility more centrally located in downtown Dallas. After becoming major donors as well as mineral hall committee members and my involvement with the Gala, the food services and being on the Advisory Board, we now have seen our dream come true in the newly opened Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Ross Perot ran for President of the USA many years ago and is highly regarded. His children, all five of them, gave the Museum 50 million dollars towards building, and thus the name change.
I would like to do our perspective of involvement in this project.
As you know I am a social animal, so expect photos of many faces.
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PostPosted: Dec 02, 2012 13:07    Post subject: Re: Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas, Texas. Official opening, Dec 1, 2012  

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PostPosted: Dec 02, 2012 13:13    Post subject: Re: Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas, Texas. Official opening, Dec 1, 2012  

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PostPosted: Dec 02, 2012 17:38    Post subject: Re: Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas, Texas. Official opening, Dec 1, 2012  

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Outside the Museum are leaping frogs, our museum includes classrooms for children of all ages, and we encourage families to come.
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PostPosted: Dec 02, 2012 17:45    Post subject: Re: Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas, Texas. Official opening, Dec 1, 2012  

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PostPosted: Dec 02, 2012 19:31    Post subject: Re: Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas, Texas. Official opening, Dec 1, 2012  

WOW - thank you so much for those first few shots - I had seen a couple photos of the building itself and was intrigued...the shapes were so unusual.

Thanks to your great photos I can now see just how innovative and interactive this Musuem is...what a treasure! Will have to plan a trip to TX someday soon ;)

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PostPosted: Dec 04, 2012 20:25    Post subject: Re: Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas, Texas. Official opening, Dec 1, 2012  

Hats off to the Perot family and all of you who worked on the museum!
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PostPosted: Dec 28, 2012 07:58    Post subject: Re: Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas, Texas. Official opening, Dec 1, 2012  

The museum is breaking all sorts of records for the amount of visitors this first month! Many new people have become members too.

Here is a report I did on Mindat, for more photos, social events, etc.

https://www.mindat.org/mesg-108-276069.html

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PostPosted: Dec 28, 2012 08:02    Post subject: Re: Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas, Texas. Official opening, Dec 1, 2012  

From the museum:
a quick update on the Museum’s progress to date. We have had a spectacular grand opening month that has been a tremendous success. We have had over 50,000 guests visit our museum already and the comments and feedback we have received are fabulous. Today, we passed the 18,000 member mark and seem to be adding by the day. We have already surpassed our goals for special events booked for the whole year! We have already seen thousands of school children in our opening weeks.

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One of our pieces on display. The museum has loaner minerals. With the MAD group and Marc Weill willing to loan, there is a huge amount to choose from. Jim and I have loaned 20 of our pieces to the Museum for three years. We then replace with others.
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