Betty Brinn Children's Museum
The Betty Brinn Children's Museum is a children's museum situated in O'Donnell Park on Milwaukee's lakefront. Using interactive exhibits and educational programs, the museum is dedicated to encouraging the healthy development of children, "from birth to age ten." The museum has several permanent exhibits and continually develops new ones. It also serves as a resource for anyone interested in early childhood development, learning styles, and good parenting skills.
Backstory and Context
The Museum is named after Betty Brinn, who was a successful Milwaukee businesswoman. However, most of her childhood was spent in foster homes and orphanages across Wisconsin. As a successful adult, Ms. Brinn did not forget other children in similar situations, and she took it upon herself to fight for underprivileged children's right and access to quality healthcare. Ms. Brinn passed away in 1992, but her legacy continues today. When the museum opened in 1995, it was only fitting to honor Ms. Brinn by naming the museum after her.