History

History

 

HealthWorks! Kids’ Museum St. Louis came into existence as a result of efforts to expand The Delta Dental Health Theatre to address broader, overall health issues after Delta Dental of Missouri became a major corporate sponsor in 2004. Those plans evolved and grew more ambitious over the next several years, ultimately leading to the closure of the original theatre on Laclede’s Landing in downtown St. Louis after 38 years so it could be housed in the new, dramatically expanded museum. The Delta Dental Health Theatre was originally organized as a program under the Foundation of the Greater St. Louis Dental Society in 1977 by a group of innovative and remarkable dentists including, Dr. Roy Wolff, Dr. Russell W. Buchert, Dr. Joseph M. Grana, Dr. Roger Parrott, and Mrs. Joanne Parrott. In 2002, it was incorporated as an independent 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization.

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