Caitlin Fitch

This past Friday and Saturday, more than 150 Santa Barbarans came out to sign a beam that will be displayed in MOXI: The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation, which is the children’s museum being built at 125 State Street and scheduled to open in late 2016. “I’m excited to give an opportunity to kids who wouldn’t otherwise be able to see the inside of a museum like this unless we bring it to them,” said Nancy Sheldon, who, along with daughters Kate (left) and Eve (center), added their signatures to the beam that will rest atop the second floor staircase once the museum’s construction is complete. Sheldon, who’s served on MOXI’s board as campaign cochair for eight years, is just one of many people who have worked for decades to bring a world-class children’s museum to town. “This is such a neat moment for a lot of folks who have been working on this for 25 years to be acknowledged,” said MOXI CEO Steve Hinkley, who came from Dallas, Texas, to lead the team this past March. See


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