Room dedication at the Northeast Texas Children's Museum
By Northeast Texas Children's Museum
Jun 18, 2024
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Commerce, Texas -- The Northeast Texas Children's Museum is thrilled to announce the expansion and renovation of a new area within its premises, adding an additional 3,100 square feet to accommodate its growing number of visitors. This exciting development comes in response to the increasing attendance at the museum.

The newly renovated area will be officially named the Teri Taylor Room, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Jeanette and Ralph Moser. Jeanette has been a dedicated supporter of the Children's Museum for over two decades. Her involvement began during her tenure at Atmos Energy, where she later served on the Board of Directors for the Northeast Texas Children's Museum.

Notable contributions including the first Dino Dig Exhibit and Dinosaur skull. She also donated the original Project Pipeline for the museum's previous location. Upon her retirement, Atmos Energy honored Jeanette with a substantial donation to the Children's Museum, reflecting her longstanding commitment.

Jeanette and Ralph's donation serves as a heartfelt memorial to her niece, Teri Taylor, who tragically passed away from cancer in 2023.

Reflecting on Teri's love for children and creativity, Jeanette remarked, "I planned to make a large donation to the Children's Museum, so this became the perfect tribute to Teri.  She not only loved children, but as a teacher, her passion was in finding creative ways to make learning fun for students. She would have loved the Children's Museum and all it offers for children throughout northeast Texas."

Jeanette also highlighted the significance of their shared alma mater, Baylor University, by incorporating Baylor's green and gold colors into the room's signage.

The room dedication ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, June 19, at 11:00 a.m. The public is cordially invited to attend the dedication alongside members of Teri's family.

The event will be a special occasion to honor Teri's memory and express gratitude for the generous contribution from Jeanette and Ralph.