Monforts donate $100,000 to Museum of Discovery
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 7:14 AM
Myra Monfort Runyon and her family have donated $100,000 to the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery.
The money will be used to enhance the agricultural exhibit at the museum, to be called "Food, Forage and Farm," which will highlight the agrarian roots of Northern Colorado including the history of ranching and the sugar-beet industry.
The 47,000-square-foot museum is scheduled to open Nov. 10 and will feature fully-equipped classrooms, a rooftop observation deck, a local history archive and eventually a $2 million digital dome.
"It is wonderful to have the Monfort name associated with our Food, Farm and Forage experience," said Annette Geiselman, co-executive director of the museum. "As leaders of the world in the beef industry, it showcases the significance of agriculture to the development of our region."
The museum is located at 408 Mason Court, near the intersection of Mason and Cherry streets in Fort Collins.