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Tuskegee’s George Washington Carver Museum to receive $2.8M in upgrades

The George Washington Carver Museum will soon undergo a major renovation project.
The George Washington Carver Museum will soon undergo a major renovation project.(Source: National Park Service)
Published: Jun. 7, 2022 at 1:01 PM CDT
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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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