Longtime Children’s Museum chief deserves recognition

Thank you for your tribute to the Boston Children’s Museum’s 100 years of service to the children and families of Boston and surrounding communities (Special section, June 9). I would like to add a shout-out to Lou Casagrande, who led the museum for 15 years with vision, wisdom, and enthusiasm, until his retirement in 2009.

During Casagrande’s tenure the museum underwent a major capital campaign and expansion, became the first green museum in the city, and pioneered exhibits and programming for children that were national models of innovation and creativity.

The job must have had its challenges, but he always seemed like he was having fun. The museum certainly owes a great deal of its success to his spirited leadership.

Ann B. Gordon