Tuesday, November 25, 2008

HAMILTON GRANGE: Exhibit Design & Content Public Meeting

The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public input on the exhibit content and design for Hamilton Grange National Memorial.

Following the restoration of Hamilton Grange in St. Nicholas Park, the new ground floor level of the building will become a visitor center focusing on the life and legacy of Alexander Hamilton and the home he built for his family in Harlem. Current planning and programming for the visitor experience at the Grange includes interpretive and interactive exhibits as well as an orientation gallery and short narrative film within this space. Guided tours of the restored and furnished historic spaces on the first floor of the house are planned to enhance and complement the interpretive exhibits on the ground floor.

The NPS would like to engage the public in the early stages of this design process to help generate ideas for interpretive themes, content development, and other thoughts for the future exhibit design for Hamilton Grange. The NPS is seeking input from a variety of stakeholders – including local community groups and neighborhood associations, educators and academics, park visitors and other interested parties – to inform and comment on this design process. It is anticipated that the design and fabrication of the exhibits will be completed and installed within the building in time for the Grange's re-opening.

We look forward to your participation in this important effort.

WHAT: Public Meeting – Hamilton Grange Exhibit Design & Content

WHEN: Tuesday, December 2, 2008 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

WHERE: Room NA 1/203, located on the first floor of the North
Academic Center Building at the City College of New York
. (click link for PDF) Please enter on Convent Avenue at 138th Street.

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