JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 7, 2020 — The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) today announced that the C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry Foundation has committed a significant contribution to the MOSH 2.0 capital campaign. The gift will be honored through the naming of the C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry Education Center, a prominent component of the Museum’s plans.
Mary Virginia Terry’s enthusiasm for the capital campaign reflects her exemplary record of philanthropic support for children’s education initiatives, Northeast Florida’s cultural institutions and Downtown development. This investment builds on a longstanding connection between the Terrys and MOSH dating back to the 1980s, when the late C. Herman Terry served on the Museum’s Board of Trustees.
“As far back as when Herman sat on the Board of Trustees, I have seen MOSH positively impact the children of our community as well as their families. It brings me great joy to know that generations of lifelong learners will benefit from educational experiences through MOSH’s vision for the future,” said Mrs. Terry.
The Museum announced the launch of its capital campaign in March 2019 with the goal of raising $20 million in community support from individuals, businesses and corporations, foundations and other community stakeholders.
“We are honored that Mary Virginia Terry has joined our growing community of supporters who believe in MOSH’s role as a catalyst for innovation, culture and development within our beautiful Downtown,” said Bruce Fafard, Interim CEO of MOSH. “The C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry Education Center will be one of the most active areas within the Museum. It will serve as a place of enrichment where guests of all ages can be curious, explore and learn. ”
Photo courtesy of the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.
The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) is located at 1025 Museum Circle near Friendship Park. MOSH, first chartered in 1941, inspires the joy of lifelong learning by bringing to life the sciences and regional history. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for youth, students, active and retired military and seniors. There is no admission fee for children two and under or Museum members. Learn more at themosh.org.
Museum funding is provided in part by the City of Jacksonville and the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts; Historic Museums Grants-in-Aid Program assistance provided by the Bureau of Historical Museums, Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State, Secretary of State.