The Greensboro Children’s Museum is entering its 20th year anniversary. As we gear up to celebrate this milestone, we remember GCM co-founder and visionary Jerry Hyman.
The Greensboro Children’s Museum began as Jerry Hyman’s dream of bringing a children’s museum to Greensboro. Hyman was inspired by traveling to children’s museums around the country. He shared this vision with area community leaders including Cynthia Doyle. Doyle worked with a group of dedicated alumni from the Leadership Greensboro program, which served as the steering committee for the Museum.
Three years and a capital campaign later, the Greensboro Children’s Museum opened its doors at 220 N. Church Street on May 15, 1999.
Jerry Hyman’s service to the community has made a lasting impact. In honor and memory of Jerry Hyman, the Museum offered $2.00 admission all day on Friday, January 4, made possible through the generosity of the children and grandchildren of Jerry Hyman. To continue Mr. Hyman’s tradition of service, the Greensboro Children’s Museum partnered with The Giving Crusade and Guilford Soil and Water Conservation District to introduce children to causes in their community.