In 2019, after years of seeing the need for a children’s museum closer to home, our director Amy took action and the community noticed. Overwhelming support, enthusiasm, and the relentless pursuit of a high-quality destination and experience for our community has positioned Quincy Children’s Museum to be a dynamic opportunity for our region to collaborate and make something truly remarkable happen.

In the first three years, Amy and her family spent hundreds of hours behind the scenes, volunteering for the organization. On January 1, 2022, Amy became the organization’s first employee–overseeing project development, community outreach, and fundraising.

Early in 2022, the organization announced acquisition and began renovations on the historic downtown location of the former Quincy Paper Box Company building.

The site, along with a significant contribution to begin renovation efforts, was a gift from Jerry and Gingie Holzgrafe and family.

This site has transformed over the past year as renovations began, making way for the Quincy Children’s Museum to transform the once bustling factory into a destination to be proud of.

Beginning in 2024, the Museum will have a home on Washington Square, in the heart of Quincy.