New exhibit opens at Falls of the Ohio | Events
From Julie Anne Diehl
CLARKSVILLE, IN - The Falls of the Ohio Foundation is pleased to announce that 2013 is the final year of fundraising for the Crossroads Campaign for New Exhibits’ four interpretive themes: An Ancient Sea; A Changing Land; Converging Cultures; and The Falls Today. The project will bring the Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center’s exhibits in line with contemporary museum practices and standards for the 21st century student, family, and visitor by emphasizing the immersive experience.
Local state legislators Senator Ron Grooms, Representative Steve Stemler, and Representative Ed Clere support the Crossroads Campaign and are working to incorporate funds in the state’s general budget as a specific appropriation to help pay for building modifications for the exhibits and a new entrance to the Interpretive Center.
The proposed new state-of-the-art, interactive exhibits will chronicle the region’s scientific, cultural, and natural history. To date, the foundation has raised $3.8 of its $5.5 million project goal and has completed the design phase of these new, technologically savvy, immersive exhibits that tell the Falls’ 400-million year old story in a truly 21st century way.
The exhibit planning and design phases have already been completed, and once fundraising is complete at the end of 2013, the goal is to proceed with demolition and fabrication in 2014, with an anticipated reopening of the Interpretive Center in the spring of 2015.
The link to the Falls of the Ohio campaign information is www.fallsoftheohio.org/CrossroadsCampaign.html. .
For more information about the Crossroads Campaign for New Exhibits, call (812) 283-4999.