New Children's Museum Trek Thru Truth Developing In Cleveland

2nd Annual Gala Fundraiser is Sept. 7

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Trek Thru Truth is a new children's museum that is under development in Cleveland. The 60,000+ square foot facility will feature 52 accounts of the Bible through interactive exhibits, art, music, drama, and technology.  In addition to describing the historical accounts, the exhibits will focus on the culture, language, currency, art, architecture, transportation, professions and more from that time period.

Lewis Group Architects, Theme Fusion, and JMC Museum Arts make up the design team for the project.  Lewis Group Architects has offices in Cleveland and Knoxville. Joe McCullough, with Theme Fusion in Cleveland, is the lead designer. Jonathan Martin, with JMC Museum Arts, is also a design consultant.  Mr. Martin was on the design team for exhibits at the Museum of the Bible, Ark Encounter, and the Holy Land Experience. 

As exhibit design and site securement is in process, the museum is in the midst of a three-year capital campaign with Phase 1 to begin in 2020.  The 501(c)3 non-profit entity is reaching out to individuals, families, businesses, churches and civic organizations for support of this regional attraction. With individual pledges or sponsorships of certain exhibits or building spaces, there is a way for everyone in our region to be involved.  With a projected visitor count of 150,000 upon opening, the venue is expected to have an annual direct and indirect economic impact of over $10 million for the area.

As a member of the Association of Children's Museums, Trek Thru Truth is currently the only emerging children's museum in Tennessee and is the only one, of over 300 children's museums in the nation, that is focused on the Bible.  TTT is excited to have collaborations with many local, state, national and international organizations with this project, said officials. 

The Trek Thru Truth 2nd Annual Gala is planned for Sept. 7 at the Church of God of Prophecy Ministry Training Center in Cleveland. Guests will enjoy an interactive gala and dinner as well as a silent auction, from 6-9 p.m. News for the upcoming year will be revealed. Corporate sponsorships, corporate tables and individual tickets are available with RSVP deadline of Aug. 3.  Visit the website - www.trekthrutruth.com to purchase tickets and for more information about this regional attraction.

For information about the project, the gala, or about how to become a donor, please contact Doug Caywood, president, at the Trek Thru Truth Development Office at 63 North Ocoee Street, Cleveland, Tennessee 37311, or by phone at 665-9229 or by email at dcaywood@trekthrutruth.com.  Mr. Caywood also provides presentations about TTT to churches and businesses throughout the region. 


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