Tuskegee’s George Washington Carver Museum to receive $2.8M in upgrades
TUSKEGEE, Ala. (WTVM) - The George Washington Carver Museum, on the campus of Tuskegee University, will soon undergo a major renovation project, according to the National Parks Service.
The agency says Congress has approved a rehabilitation budget totaling $2,844,364 for the museum with rich history. It explores the life of George Washington Carver and includes his studies of peanut products.
The following upgrades are expected:
- Site and landscape improvements to the exterior of the building
- Architectural and structural improvements to the exterior envelope and framing
- Architectural improvements to the interior and exhibit areas
- Upgrades of the mechanical, electrical, security, fire suppression and fire alarm systems
The museum has been closed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, but NPS officials say a temporary visitor center with limited hours will be located in the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site inside the Skyway Club.
Crews will begin working on the project this summer. A completion timeframe is set for Spring 2024.
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