The Chattanooga History Center raises $500,000 in less than 60 days.
Organizers say it will help them build a new museum at the Aquarium Plaza.
In March, the Lyndhurst Foundation challenged the history center to raise $250,000 dollars.
Well, this week they announced they did thanks to community members and the Benwood Foundation.
Daryl Black, Executive Director with the Chattanooga History Center, says, "It just takes a lot of time to get all of this right and we feel like the time we're taking to make sure that the story is told well, and the story is told in an interesting way, and a beautiful way is worth the investment. This is an investment in the community."
The Lyndhurst Foundation matched part of the money raised.
Now, the new museum has entered the final construction phase.
It's set to open in early 2014.