Groundbreaking ceremonies were held on August 8, 2008 for the Mississippi Children’s Museum at the site in the Lefleur’s Bluff State Park in Jackson. Over 500 state, city, local officials, community leaders, parents and children were in attendance and watched as children pitched the ceremonial shovel of dirt to mark the occasion. Pictured at right are Danny Cawthon, Susan Garrard, Director of the Mississippi Children’s Museum, Pamela Leonard and Steve Davis.