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Headwaters Science Center Named Best Museum in Minnesota

Headwaters Science Center Named Best Museum in Minnesota
HSC was selected as the “Best” through a balloting process where the public voted to determine the “Best” in Minnesota.  Winners, in more than, 380 categories can be found on the Minnesota’s Best Website or in the printed edition of the Minnesota’s Best Magazine.

The Headwaters Science Center has been opening its doors since 1993.  Laddie Elwell, a former Bemidji State professor, was the first and founding director.  She founded HSC with her husband, Jim, who filled the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO), along with the combined efforts of many friends acting as the first board of directors and committed volunteers.  Twenty-seven years later, the Headwaters Science Center is still going strong.

“It is easy for me to understand why many people feel so strongly about the center.  People love the way the Science Center engages them in science.”  The HSC mission is “Science You Can Touch”.  Laddie established the mission and guests and visitors have been “touching” science ever since.