Hall of Fame Inductee
The Path I Chose
Jasmine Moran had to grow up quickly during World War II to care for her sister. She eventually made her way to Oklahoma, where she and her husband Melvin founded the Jasmine Moran Children's Museum and worked as animal rights activists. Her story shows that tough beginnings can inspire resilience and good works.
The Impossible Dream
Melvin Moran was moved by a divine experience to create the Jasmine Moran Children's Museum. Despite many obstacles, the museum became a reality with the help of divine intervention and hard work. Executive Director Marci Donaho remarked that many times things shouldn't have happened, but did, making the museum a miracle.
Moving Heaven and Earth
Melvin Moran was born in 1930 and lived through many economic highs and lows, serving in the US Air Force and making friends with politicians and history makers. He faced a crisis in Jerusalem, but ultimately contributed to Oklahoma's children with the Jasmine Moran Children's Museum. This museum will have an impact far beyond Moran's lifetime.