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Julia Webb Bland

CEO, Louisiana Children’s Museum

Photo by Jeffery Johnston

How did you become involved in the Louisiana Children’s Museum?  About 25 years ago I was asked to volunteer with the museum. That led to a position on the board, and then to being hired as the museum’s Director. I’ve been in this job for 20 years, and totally love what I do!


Where were you before?  I was engaged with several nonprofits in the city, with a big focus on creating meaningful experiences for young children.


Why do you enjoying working for LCM?  The museum serves a unique role in our community. We are the primary resource in the city, really in the state, developed specifically for young children and their caregivers, and open to the public.


Describe the role of the LCM in the community and why it’s important?  It is a place where all sorts of children and families come together. We look at our work as a serious way to build assets in a child, a family and a community. What happens in the first 1,000 days of life helps shape the architecture of the brain.


What is in store for the LCM in its move to City Park?  An obvious change will be our ability to use the many resources available in the park, with a great focus on environmental education. A very exciting focus we’ll grow in our new home is around parenting education.


What are your most popular exhibits?  That’s a question with an easy answer: our grocery exhibit, with the bubbles right behind. When we move to City Park we’ll have a water table 100 feet long outlining the Mississippi River from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico.
 

Louisiana Children’s Museum
420 Julia St., 523-1357, LCM.org

 


 

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