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Mid-America museum receives Arvest grant

by Tanner Newton | September 22, 2021 at 4:04 a.m.
A banner for the new Smithsonian traveling exhibit, “Life in One Cubic Foot,” opening Sept. 25 hangs at Mid-America Science Museum. - Photo by Tanner Newton of The Sentinel-Record

With the help of a recent $5,000 grant from The Arvest Foundation, programming at the Mid-America Science Museum will continue to be updated and kept fresh.

The grant will "help fund the ongoing programming needs of the museum," a news release said.

Donna Jared, the museum's director of development, told The Sentinel-Record on Tuesday the money will be used for the programming the museum does to supplement its exhibits, not for the exhibits themselves.

An example of this, Jared said, are the discovery tables in the museum.

"It'll be used for ongoing programming to support (the exhibits)," she said, noting the grant will help with the educational programming that builds on what visitors learn from the exhibits.

Jared said some of the grant money will be used for "some of the galleries that we change out," and to keep "up to date programming."

"We are just so grateful and so happy," Jared said about the museum receiving the grant.

"We are thrilled the Arvest Foundation chose our museum as a designated recipient for a community grant," Jared said in the release. "The primary purpose of the Arvest Bank Foundation is to support local organizations doing outstanding work to improve the quality of life in the communities served by Arvest Bank. We will certainly honor that commitment."

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