Newark, New Jersey: Visitors could soon be able to enter New Jersey's largest museum through the front entrance again.
Currently, in order to enter The Newark Museum, located at 49 Washington Street opposite Washington Park in Downtown Newark, visitors must walk around the corner to the parking lot and enter through the side entrance. The original main entrance, located under signs reading 'Science', 'Art', and 'Industry' in a part of the building that dates back over 100 years, has been closed for decades.
However, city documents show that museum officials are planning to change that. The Newark Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission approved a proposal in July to allow the museum "to build, repair and reposition the existing bronze Washington Street front doors in order to facilitate required egress". Plus, a new handicaipped accessible ramp will be installed, as will a bronze and glass entryway to "create an inviting and engaging appearance for both visitors, local residents and passers-by".
Admission to The Newark Museum is free to Newark residents, and the museum will hold Newark Community Day this Saturday from 11:00am to 9:00pm, with a variety of free art projects, tours, scavenger hunts, and other activities for families in the afternoon and adults at night.
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