With 'Creative Force,' A Huge Children's Book Museum Is Taking Shape In North Kansas City
Past the two-story front door, limestone steps will lead down into the burrow of a magical creature named Fox Rabbit.
"What we want to create is an environment where it is a suspension of disbelief, a magical space, and a beautiful space," says Debbie Pettid, who started the non-profit organization with her husband, Pete Cowdin. "And one that is really accessible."
In 2018, the Rabbit Hole bought a 165,000-square foot warehouse in North Kansas City, just north of downtown Kansas City, Missouri.
With more than half of their $12 million budget raised, staff has moved in, a fabrication shop is complete, and they're embarking on a second phase of construction this month. Plans call for activating the basement, first and second floors, in time for opening.
Originally published on kcur.org by Laura Spencer