Museum School and Museum Spaces Damaged by Flooding
“Our Museum experienced this once-in-a-generation event with significant flooding.” said Dr. Doug Roberts, Chief Public Engagement Officer at the Museum. “The staff in the building jumped into action to stop the water and save equipment from damage, but it is going to take a long time to clean up.”
The staff is still trying to determine the extent of the damage and salvage as much as possible. No students were in the building at the time and no collections items were harmed. The Museum staff is working to get things back in order so that all education programs can resume.
The Museum was established in 1941, is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute. Anchored by its rich collections, the Museum is dedicated to lifelong learning. It engages guests through creative, vibrant programs and exhibits interpreting science and the history of Texas and the Southwest. For more information, visit www.fortworthmuseum.org.