Ever wonder who Betty Brinn â€“ namesake of Milwaukee's children's museumâ€“ was? I have.Â
Kristen Adams from the museum provided some information, through which I learned that Brinn was a successful Milwaukee businesswoman who spent most of her childhood in Wisconsin-based foster homes and orphanages.
As an adult, she dedicated her life to helping underprivileged women and children in the Milwaukee area secure health care. Brinn passed away in 1992, but her legacy lives on through the thousands of children who visit the museum each year.
Last Friday, Potawatomiâ€™s Heart of Canal program donated $1,031,543 to 31 local childrenâ€™s charities. OnMilwaukee was once again a part of this program and, this year, partnered with the Betty Brinn Childrenâ€™s Museum. Thanks to Heart of Canal, the museum received $31,051.
Brinn was an inspiring woman and Heart of Canal is an inspiring program.Â
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