Guiding the Museum Into an Exciting New Chapter!
JENSEN BEACH, FL – (December 12, 2022) — The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast is proud to announce that honorary Museum board member Richard Baron has been elected as the next president of the Board of Directors. Baron succeeds Peggy Wood and officially assumed responsibilities on December 1, 2022. Wood, who has served on the Museum’s board since 2018 and fulfilled four consecutive one-year terms as president, will remain on the board.
Richard Baron leads The Children’s Museum with guidance and expertise as the Museum launches a new vision: completing the Explorer’s Gallery with a new Flight Simulator exhibit and Submarine exhibit, and building a new Science Center and Planetarium.
“I am thrilled to welcome Richard Baron back as Board President. Richard and his wife Lisa have continued to serve as Ambassadors for the Children’s Museum, lending their time, talents and resources to support ongoing efforts,” said Tammy Calabria, the Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast’s Executive Director. “Richard is a true visionary. As Past-President Richard made dreams come true when he cut the ribbon at the Grand opening of the Children’s Museum in 2008. I cannot wait to begin planning the Museum’s next Chapter with Richard!.”
Baron has been owner and president of Baron Graphics, Stuart’s premier graphics company for 43 years. As a published author, His passion for art, design, and illustration has benefited The Children’s Museum for the past 17 years when he joined the Museum’s board in 2005. Baron’s leadership as Board President from 2005 through 2010 guided the Children’s Museum through construction and opening in 2008. Baron’s resume also includes Commissioner and Mayor of the Town of Sewall’s Point from 2002 to 2006.
“It’s an honor to be in this position once again and I look forward to guiding the board into the exciting future that lies ahead .” said Richard Baron, who has sat as an honorary board member since 2010. “Together with our dedicated board of directors, staff, and generous stakeholders, we will continue to grow our community children’s museum and serve as an important and accessible hub for innovative and interactive enrichment opportunities that improve the lives of children and families along the Treasure Coast.”
About The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast
The mission of The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast is to offer children and families a place to explore and learn through hands-on activities, educational programs and cultural experiences. The Museum opened in 2008 and serves almost 50,000 visitors each year at its Indian Riverside Park location. The Children’s Museum is an inspiring physical space and dynamic mobile outreach delivering exceptional educational and experiential opportunities for all children and adults; captivating imaginations and developing real-world skills through playful learning experiences. If you would like to get involved or learn more about the Museum, including special events, please visit www.childrensmuseumtc.org.