BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) — A group of former Newtown, Conn., residents who are now living in Boston, announced Thursday that a fundraiser will be held to bring a children's museum to the Newtown community. Newtown in Boston will be holding "Night for Newtown at Fenway Park" on March 23 at 7 p.m. at Fenway Park's State Street Pavilion.
The funds raised will help enable EverWonder Children's Museum to provide free services to the Newtown community through September 2013. The group recently secured donated space in Newtown for a temporary museum. Plans for a hands-on exhibit and programming to the children of Newtown are aiming to be available within a month.
The organization will continue to raise funds and finalize plans for a permanent children's museum in Newtown. EverWonder Children's Museum was originally established in 2011 with the purpose of bringing a children's museum to Newtown and Sandy Hook Elementary School Principal, Dawn Hochsprung, was one of their earliest supporters.
The museum will honor and remember the 20 children and six adults who were victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, especially Hochsprung's work with the museum and her overall love for the community and children of Newtown.
"We are extremely grateful for the support of Newtown in Boston and the entire Boston community," President of EverWonder Children's Museum Kristin Chiriatti said. "The proceeds from this event will help us immediately provide meaningful programming and hand-on exhibits to the children of Newtown that are reflective of what our permanent museum will offer."
Tickets are on sale at newtowninboston.eventbrite.com. For more information, visit www.newtowninboston.com and www.everwondermuseum.org