"In 1982 a coffee and tea shop was opened in the three-story brick mansion. Two rooms of the house, which was once a studio used by voice and piano instructor Martha Roberts, were redecorated. The rooms' decor capitalized on the beveled and stained glass windows, hardwood floors and carved French doors of the 1890s home. After several years of planning, the Quaint Corner Children's Museum now occupies most of the remainder of the historical site." --Debbie Epple, Altoona Mirror, 1987. Susan had a dream for children fostered in her objectives. Her vision was tenacious enough to make payments on the house until it was purchased, make the necessary repairs and find a trust foundation to sustain the museum after she left Altoona. She bequeathed the museum to the museum board making it a viable resource and engendering the ongoing creative activity in a discovery center which is carried on today. (www.susanscottpoetry.com) The Museum was founded: to promote creative thought in children, to foster appreciation of history, art and science through a hands-on approach, to increase an awareness of the cultural richness of early Altoona, and to motivate the community to become involved in this on-going cultural pursuit. Today we carry on the tradition that was the dream of Susan Foreman( and have added many displays, events and programs to keep young minds growing. Contributions from private donors and the community are how we exist today and continue to grow.
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Quaint Corner Children's Museum
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