It’s Hip to be Square

Staff - July 23, 2014

The Santa Fe Children's Museum announces public reveal to celebrate custom-built playhouse inspired by the Rubik’s Cube®

The Santa Fe Children’s Museum announced the public reveal of its custom built playhouse donated by long time New Mexico contractor Bradbury Stamm Construction, Inc. The 8x8x8 ft. playhouse inspired by the Rubik’s Cube® design weighs approximately 2,750 lbs. and was donated to the Santa Fe Children’s Museum on May 8, 2014.

“We are grateful to Bradbury Stamm Construction for this generous donation,” stated Shannon Roberts, Executive Director of the Santa Fe Children’s Museum in a Tuesday press release. “We anticipate that this uniquely designed playhouse will help draw in more visitors to the Museum. It is so large and colorful, we’ve literally already had friends of the Museum see something from the road and pull in to have a sneak peak at the playhouse."

”The Playhouse, built and designed in collaboration with FBT Architects and many great New Mexico fabricators and contractors, was created from the Parade of Playhouses, a fundraiser to support New Mexico Appleseed. The fundraiser was a huge success raising $176,000 to support the fight against poverty in New Mexico. This industrial-grade playhouse sold at the New Mexico Appleseed auction on May 3, 2014 for $15,000." Cynthia Schultz, President of Bradbury Stamm Construction, Inc. commented, “We are proud to have used the Playhouse to support two local fixtures in our community, the New Mexico Appleseed and the Santa Fe Children’s Museum.”

The Santa Fe Children’s Museum will host an informal event, ‘It’s Hip to be Square’ on Saturday, July 26 from 1- 3 p.m. – with regular admission for the public and light refreshments – to celebrate and introduce the new Rubix Cube Playhouse and to say thank you to Bradbury Stamm Construction for their generous gift. Special activities for families will include: a square scavenger hunt, solve the Rubix Cube contests and art activities celebrating the cube.