A local museum is back open after a robbery shut it down for more than a week.
The Imagination Station is a non-profit, inclusive, member run children’s museum. It features interactive educational exhibits and occasional programming. Recently someone broke in causing it to close down for a week.
“It was very shocking we were all sadden, the whole board and all of our members, just very upset by the news for-sure,” says Valerie Mirshak.
It’s a place where kids can come and place inside but some one saw it as an opportunity and took advantage.
“It was kind of a wide assortment of different things. We have devices that we use for collecting payments from visitors, it was an Android phone and an iPad.”
Board Member Valerie Mirshak says the sensory exhibit which is an area that focuses on children with special needs lost it’s main focus. A large and popular bubble light led tube. she says they decided to make a go-fund me page to help replace some of the items and the amount of donations exceeded her expectations.
“We couldn’t do it without our donors and it’s great to see that people in Augusta and the CSRA want to support things and have a desire to see good things happening for families here.”
A new security system is in place with hopes to avoid any further break ins.
“It’s a security system that will not be able to be breached in that manner, so we should be pretty secure from here on out. We have confidence.”
For more information about the museum visit https://www.imagineaugusta.org/