The Hikers exhibit in Expedition Health was made possible by longtime Museum supporters Steve and Kathy McConahey and their family. More than 100 special guests joined the McConaheys for a debut party for The Hikers on June 2, 2011.
Over the years, the McConaheys have given generously to support overall operations as well as specific youth education programs and special events at the Museum. Steve McConahey played an important role in bringing The Hikers to Denver, a process that began six years ago as a dream and has finally become reality. Kathy McConahey has provided her leadership and volunteer service to the Museum for many years, including more than seven years as chair of the Leadership Circle Advisory Council.
"We wanted to make a meaningful contribution to the Museum in return for all that the institution has given our family and the community," said Steve McConahey. "Like many families, we have dealt with serious health issues. As a result, we support numerous education and research activities with the hope that new discoveries and more awareness will lead to healthier lives. We know The Hikers will increase the impact of Expedition Health and enhance the learning of those who visit."