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SPRINGBOARD’S Plans Unveiled For Florida’s Backus Museum

At a press conference on May 25, 2010, in Fort Pierce, Florida, the A.E. Backus Museum announced that they are moving forward with the first phase of Springboard’s three-phase expansion plans for the museum. Phase One will be completed by late 2011. The expansion will include new permanent and temporary galleries, a rooftop gallery, an education center, sculpture garden and other spaces. The interior of the existing building will also be renovated to provide additional space for museum administration and an expanded gift shop.

The announcement was front page news in the St. Lucie News Tribune.  Backus Museum Executive Director  Kathleen Fredrick was quoted as saying that, ” We want the new museum to be the ultimate jewel of the Treasure Coast.” Springboard’s Principal, Architect Paul Rosenblatt, stated that the new building will be “100% green… we’ll be working with local consultants and local contractors. The expansion will make the museum an exciting destination that will bring new visitors and economic growth to Fort Pierce.”

For the whole story: http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2010/may/25/fort-pierces-ae-backus-museum-about-to-start/