Family Museum Website Design Honored by Interactive Media Awards

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

(BETTENDORF, Iowa) – The Family Museum’s website has received the 2014 Best in Class award in the family category for excellence in the design, development and implementation of, a nonprofit facility geared around enriching the lives of area children. This marks the first web award for this organization.

The honor, granted by the Interactive Media Awards (IMA), recognizes the website as surpassing the standards of excellence comprising the web’s most professional work. Judging consisted of various criteria, including content, design, and feature functionality. In order to win this award, the site had to meet strict guidelines in each area.

The Family Museum was competing with 32 other websites and earned 480 out of a possible 500 points which puts it in the top award level. Jeff Reiter, Director, accepted the award with gratitude and excitement, “I wish to acknowledge the work of Elly Gerdts and Terrostar Interactive Media on this project, and I would like to thank the Family Museum Foundation who funded the new website. Elly, the Family Museum’s Marketing Coordinator, did an amazing job of developing the content and coordinating with Terrostar the functionality and usability of the site.”


About the Family Museum

The Family Museum, a department of the City of Bettendorf, is a hands-on interactive children’s museum inspired by the Quad Cities. Centrally located in Bettendorf, Iowa, this museum offers young children a chance to discover how food moves from the modern farm to the local store through activities such as driving a combine, moving grain, and caring for animals in the farm exhibit. Visitors add obstacles or raise and lower water levels as they watch a boat make its journey down a 28-foot waterplay table resembling an actual stretch of the Mississippi River. Guests chat with their neighbors or wave to the mail carrier in the town square exhibit which includes features of everyday life such as park benches, a streetlight, post office, and a fire station. For more information visit