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Little Buckeye Museum Celebrates 3rd Birthday, Gets New Room

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  Original Published: 4/27/2014
The Little Buckeye Museum on 44 West Fourth Street celebrated its third year of being open, along with the opening of a new room thanks to the Mansfield Optimist Club. Dick Henson, Vice President of the Mansfield Optimist Club, talks about the room's initial creation and how it came to be about.
"It started in our minds about a year ago. We had someone from the Little Buckeye Museum come to one of our meetings," says Henson. "She said that they had one room left, and asked if we'd be willing to sponsor that room. The Optimist Club is a friend of youth and we do a lot of things with kids, so we thought that this might be something we'd be interested in."
From there, Henson and the other members of the Optimist Club involved in the project met with their Board of Directors to get approval. The Board agreed, and plans moved forward.
The Friends of Youth Room, upstairs in the Museum's second-floor gallery, is an all-blue room featuring lots of foam pieces and building materials. Henson compared the room to LEGO toys, noting that the pieces could be used for a variety of different constructions.
"For people that haven't been to the Little Buckeye Museum, it's a great place to bring your kids, your grandkids," Henson said. "There's a lot of things to do. You could spend hours here."
Other activities and attractions the museum offers include working model train displays, activies based on real-world professions, and a room for hosting birthday parties, among other things.
   
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