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City To Unveil Museum Expansion Plan Wednesday

 

March 03, 2004
Wednesday - 1:00 am


Ketchikan, AK - The public is invited to view the exciting concept design for a new, expanded community museum, proposed for the Centennial Building site in downtown Ketchikan. Representatives of the architectural firm of Livingston Slone will be in Ketchikan to present the plans at an open house on Wednesday, March 3, from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at the Ted Ferry Civic Center. Refreshments will be served and the public will have an opportunity to view the plans, visit with Museum staff and the architects. A formal presentation of the concept design is scheduled for 5:30 PM.

Last year, the Ketchikan City Council directed City staff to develop a concept design for an expanded City museum on the site of the existing Centennial Building, which has housed the Ketchikan Public Library and the Tongass Historical Museum since the 1960s.

The architects, working with Museum staff and interested citizens, have developed a concept design for the new building that will be a showcase of Ketchikan history and culture. It includes expanded gallery space for permanent and changing exhibits, enlarged storage areas for artifacts and archives, space for public presentations and school programs, improved work areas, and a spectacular display of Ketchikan's historic Ellis Air Lines Grumman Goose, now under restoration.

 

 

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