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Inspiration Island MakerSpace & Programming

Much as the Museum has grown, so have our goals for Inspiration Island.

Plans are underway for an exciting new interactive play space!  The Museum is uniquely positioned to play a critical role in our community’s ability to promote the development of 21st Century Skills that are defined as lacking in today’s youth – specifically, creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving.  These are skills that are desperately needed for our children to serve in future roles as mechanics, farmers, engineers, architects, artists and the list goes on.

The new area design will allow children to build with large, Imagination Blocks, as well as small building materials such as LEGO’s and Strawbees (which utilize straws and joints to connect).  It will also include workshop areas where they will be encouraged to plan, make, evaluate, refine and celebrate their creations.  Additional features may include electronic drawing boards, recycled products, textiles, materials re-purposed from local manufacturing businesses,  Jewelbots (based on engineering, fashion and art), circuits, gears and more.

Although detailed designs are still underway, our preliminary budget for the space and programming is $200,000.  Join us in supporting play, kids and community with the creation of the Inspiration Island MakerSpace! CMFDL is a 501 (c)3, non-profit organization. Your monetary contribution is tax deductible.

Thank you to our lead donors!

  • Fond du Lac Area Foundation

  • Fond du Lac Evening Optimist

  • David Herro and Jay Franke

  • J.F. Ahern Co.

Thank you to our Gala auction contributors!

  • J.F. Ahern Co.
  • Rose and Tim Ahern
  • Michelle And Steve Born
  • Kristine and John Buelow
  • Cheryl Clark
  • Dawn and Joe Colwin
  • Nici Colwin
  • Kelly and Nick Faymoville
  • Ann and Mark Franz
  • Jane and Terry Gaffney
  • Ginny and Jim Gilmore
  • Drs. Brenda and Robert Grass
  • Hierl Insurance
  • Troy Hoye
  • Carol and Bob Hyland
  • Stephanie and Dean Jaber
  • Nicole and Ryan Kamphuis
  • Joan and Dick Kleinfeldt
  • Drs. Nidhi and Punit Kumar
  • Tami and Dr. Adam Liss
  • Kelli and Steve Little
  • Muthig Industries, Inc.
  • Ann and Bruce Muthig
  • Muza Sheet Metals
  • Toni and Rick Nuss
  • Lori and Tony Renning
  • Dr. Sara and Chris Riegert
  • Staci and Jay Salzmann
  • Tammy and Dr. Todd Sarauer
  • Dr. Mary and Chris Schultz
  • Christine and Paul Schwalbach
  • Lisa and Michael Shannon
  • Dr. Amy Emmer-Sheldon and Neil Sheldon
  • Alexandra and Justin Smith
  • Deborah and James Spannbauer
  • Jodie and Kevin Steffes
  • Jill and Adam Stone
  • Twohig Flooring America
  • Tammy and Dr. Jacob Waidelich