Park City Museum set for makeover, still needs funds

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PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- An $8.9 million makeover and expansion of the Park City Museum gets under way this week, but the project is still short some funds.

The expansion, which breaks ground Wednesday, will add 12,000 square feet of exhibit space to the Main Street museum. The new space will accommodate about 70 percent of Park City's mining and early skiing memorabilia.

It will also add interactive technology that will take visitors on a virtual tour deep inside 1880-era silver mines.

Project completion is set for spring 2009.

Museum Director Sandra Morrison says she's still trying to raise $1.5 million for the project.

About 70,000 visitors annually visit the existing museum.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

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