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Fargo-Moorhead Science Museum considering locations, hiring executive director

FARGO, ND (Valley News Live) – A step forward for the Fargo-Moorhead Science Museum as they have hired the organization’s first leader, Josey Balenger. The Fargo-Moorhead Science Museum (FMSM) will offer exhibits and hands-on interactive programs that promote science literacy and facilitate learning for visitors of all ages. Leaders say they are currently evaluating several sites in the three major cities of Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo, taking into account factors of accessibility, civic support, parking, proximity to other attractions and natural resources. They hope to have selected a location in late September or early October and hope to open their doors within three to five years.

Josey Balenger joins the Fargo-Moorhead Science Museum with over twenty years of experience in museums, philanthropy, and nonprofit performing arts. She recently spent the past five years working in the philanthropy industry, having spent eight years in multiple positions at the Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM) in St. Paul.

“The FMSM Board is delighted to have Josey join us in leading our efforts to build this extraordinary new science museum for Fargo-Moorhead. Josey brings a wide range of museum and development experiences and will be a tremendous leader for our team and our community as we continue to bring this vision to life Ken Brazerol, Chairman of the FMSM Board of Directors.

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