The Bowman family of eight live in the Museum of Creativity at 102 S. National.
Jonathon and Lorina Bowman moved to Fort Scott with their six kids and started a venture called the Museum of Creativity which offers games, crafts, Barbie exhibits, legos, model trains, and more for youth and all ages. They live on the top floor of the multi-story building.
There is also a retail store on-site with ready-to-make craft kits and all kinds of “fun items,” Lorina said.
Today, August 31, there will be a grand opening and ribbon cutting for a Maker Space in the museum at 5:30 p.m.
“One of our main goals has always been to provide more opportunities for all ages to get creative by learning new skills and enhancing each individual’s talents,” Lorinda said.
“We know how frustrating it can be to take over the dining room table to get crafty,” she said. “Using our space minimizes that need and allows the table to be used for its intended purpose.”
Cost for using the Maker Space will be included in the museum entrance fee which is $2/child and $1/adult.
Parents are asked to please stay in the space with their children.
“The main wall will have a large array of craft supplies and tools ready to be put to good use,” she said. “To assist in future purchases of materials so we can keep everything stocked up, we will have a donation jar for anyone who wants to contribute to that cause.”
“For your convenience, we will also have a wall with a variety of preassembled craft kits (in all different skill levels) for sale,” she said. “After purchasing a kit, you can choose to use our room to create it or if you have what you need to complete it at home, you can grab it to go.”
“Please join us in our ribbon cutting where we will finally open this space up for all to use,” she said. “All guests will get a tour of the possibilities this room can provide. This event will be free but please let us know if you are planning to attend!”
“We will have refreshments available,” she said. “The Chamber of Commerce will begin the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m.
Our featured projects for the evening will be to make bracelets and sensory bottles.”
For more info:
View their Facebook page for a lemonade fundraiser for children with cancer and another event called September Service Stretch.
Maker Space Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting at Museum of Creativity
The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce invites members and guests to the evening ribbon-cutting event to celebrate the grand opening of the new Maker Space, according to a press release from the chamber.
Remarks and the cutting of the ribbon will take place at 5:30 p.m. while guests are welcome to come and go from 5 to 8 p.m., according to the press release.
Refreshments will be available along with craft kits to purchase. Featured projects for the evening will be bracelets and sensory bottles to assemble for those interested.