Aurora Regional Fire Museum Receives Grant from Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley
Aurora, IL – The Aurora Regional Fire Museum has graciously been given a $15,692 grant from the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley, which the museum used to purchase new seating for their Hayloft theatre.
The stadium-seating arrangement already has up-to-date audio and visual technology and high-speed internet capabilities. Mark Baum, Board Member, explained that the seating was, “in need of updating to keep up with current and future technologies.” Over the last year, museum staff have been working toward updating our rentable space in order to invite new visitors into our space. The museum’s desire is to have seating that is not only cost effective and versatile, but also comfortable, stylish and functional.
With the purchase of the new tablet armchairs and stools, the space has been transformed into a truly desirable, workable location that will benefit the surrounding communities in the Fox River Valley, including service clubs; charity events; church, community, and corporate groups; municipalities; and nonprofit organizations. Brian Failing, Executive Director, stated that the Hayloft Theater, “allows the museum to serve as a community hub and gathering place.”
In addition to the changes to the Hayloft theatre, the museum will also be opening a Children’s Discovery Room in June that will provide a space for children to play and learn about firefighters and fire safety.
The Aurora Regional Fire Museum preserves and exhibits artifacts and history of the Aurora Fire Department and surrounding area fire departments and teaches and promotes fire safety. For more information about the Museum or to inquire about using the space, contact Brian Failing, Executive Director, at 630-256-4141 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is a philanthropic organization that administers charitable funds from which grants and scholarships are distributed to benefit residents of Aurora, the Tri-Cities and Kendall County. For more information on the foundation, visit www.cffrv.org or call 630-896-7800.