Tongass Historical Museum Closes for Renovation September 6th
September 01, 2016
(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - The Tongass Historical Museum is closing its doors on Tuesday, September 6th to prepare for the renovation of the main floor of the Centennial Building. Staff will be available via the lower level entrance by appointment only, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.
As Dawson Construction crews demo and rebuild the main floor over the winter, museum staff will be crafting a new permanent exhibit to tell Ketchikan’s authentic story. With community support a museum experience will be created that reflects all Ketchikan has come from, showcases the depth of Ketchikan, and provides a foundation to record Ketchikan's future: a living platform that both responds and inspires.
The museum will reopen its doors in early summer 2017, starting with portions of the new exhibit space and updated accessible restrooms. The big reveal of the completed permanent exhibit is expected in 2018.
Through celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Totem Heritage Center in 2016, coupled with the Tongass Historical Museum’s 50th in 2017, Ketchikan Museums will be honoring the town’s past as a vision develops for exhibits and programs that capture what Ketchikan is to past, current and future generations.
Reporting & Editing by Mary Kauffman, SitNews
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