Head of Philly’s Please Touch Museum stepping down

    The Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia will soon be looking for a new leader.

    President and CEO Laura Foster says she’s stepping down after heading the children’s museum for five years. She says her contract is up in November and that she’s not sure what her next career move will be.

    The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Chairwoman Sally Stetson says the board hasn’t decided how much longer Foster will stay. She says Foster has had a great run and that they’ve been talking about it for months. She says the search for a successor will begin shortly and be national in scope.

    The museum has been struggling to save money to cover upcoming debt payments related to its 2008 move from a downtown location to Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park.

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