RE/MAX of Stuart Renames Florida Cracker House Exhibit with Major Upgrades

Lynn Croft, Jordan Carr, Brandi Pearson, Jennifer Atkisson-Lovett, Julie Albert, Kasia D’Auria, Patti Hancock, Dominique Bravoco Donoghue, Tammy Calabria, Denise Slovak, Cece Frost, Katie Makemson (Photo: Sevin Bullwinkle)

On Thursday, December 8, 2022 The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast celebrated the renaming and improvements of one of its original exhibits: the Florida Cracker House. Jennifer Atkisson-Lovett and her RE/MAX of Stuart team have signed up for another 10 years as the naming sponsor, bringing their total support to date to over $150,000! RE/MAX of Stuart’s support brings exciting new elements and upgraded exhibits.

Most notably are the Big Blue Blocks. A favorite in major children’s museums, children have an opportunity to test their architectural, engineering, and construction skills. Made out of waterproof industrial foam, museum guests have already been constructing houses, creating tracks to move the balls, and building large walls. The ‘Blocks’ are a breakthrough play space

concept designed to encourage child-directed free play. Benefits include problem solving, creativity, and social skills.

In addition to the Big Blue Blocks, there is a new Everglades themed Sensory Wall, a See Through Wall that teaches visitors what happens behind the walls in their own homes, and a large flat screen tv for presentations.

Furthermore, the Florida Cracker House is now a flexible space for weekly workshops, guest speakers, and a second birthday party room. The Children’s Museum is now able to accept additional birthday parties on the weekends.

The Florida Cracker House exhibit, one of the original 4 exhibits when The Children’s Museum opened in 2008, is proudly sponsored by RE/MAX of Stuart. With their continued support, The Children’s Museum is able to add new life and purpose into this visitor favorite. Over the years RE/MAX of Stuart has continued to support events and educational programs. They have also provided guest speakers and conducted a sales activity for our summer camp program.The Children’s Museum would like to thank Jennifer Atkisson-Lovett and her team of realtors. One day she may hire a realtor that “sold” the Florida Cracker House

Jennifer Atkisson-Lovett, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX of Stuart explains how their support of The Children’s Museum began:

“RE/MAX of Stuart began their support and relationship with TCM in 2005…it was our 25th anniversary and we put out a challenge to our agents that if they could help us raise $25,000 for the museum then we would match it up to $25,000! It was a huge success and we raised $100,000 during that campaign! Since then, my children grew up going to the museum from babies to even teens. In fact, my son completed his Eagle Scout Project at TCM in 2021! We are honored to be able to give back to our community once again by renewing our Naming Rights to the Florida Cracker House and are excited to see it evolve and change into a space for even more children to learn about houses, construction and more! I truly believe in everything the museum does for our community from bringing a safe place to play, to a place to learn about our ecosystem, industries, history and more! I love that we have this amazing resource right here in Jensen Beach, and I encourage all of you to go check out the amazing things they are doing day in and day out for the children in our community and beyond!”

The Children’s Museum is very grateful for the continued support of RE/MAX of Stuart and their contribution allows the Museum to continue to evolve and remain relevant.

The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast continues to grow and flourish each year and we are excited about the exhibits still to come. If you would like to participate or would like more information about future projects on the horizon, please feel free to contact Katie Makemson, Project Manager at 772-225-7575 ext. 205. We look forward to seeing you playing and learning at the Children’s Museum.

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