Kohl's donates $1.5 Million to Milwaukee Public Museum for new educational initiative

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. (CBS 58) – Kohl’s is donating $1.5 Million over the next three years to the Milwaukee Public Museum to support a new educational initiative, MPM and Kohl’s on the Move, bringing Museum-led programming to schools, libraries and community centers across Wisconsin.

The donation will also support the continuation of Kohl’s Thank You Thursdays, offering free Museum access on the first Thursday of every month.

“We are proud to partner with the Milwaukee Public Museum on this exciting new traveling education initiative to bring hands-on learning and Museum collections to communities across the state of Wisconsin,” said Jen Johnson, Kohl’s vice president, corporate communications.

MPM and Kohl’s on the Move will be led by a dedicated team of Museum educators and will focus on bringing programming to underserved communities. The programs, which will be offered in both classroom models and larger workshops, will include hands-on learning with items from the Museum’s educational collections, such as butterfly specimens and microscopes, dinosaur fossils and a paleontologist’s toolkit and a mummification model. The range of program topics offered will also include the solar system, Wisconsin’s wildlife, Wisconsin’s geological landscape, and the work of archaeologists.

The next Kohl’s Thank You Thursday will be held on March 1, 2018. Through Kohl’s Thank You Thursdays, the Museum serves around 35,000 free visitors a year.

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