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Contact: Jody Mays, 229-924-0343 ext. 115
Release Date: 22 November 2016
Contacts: Jody Mays email@example.com, 229 924-0343, ext. 115
Temporary Closure of Curatorial Building and Collections at Andersonville National Historic Site
The Curatorial Building, including museum collections and National Cemetery administrative office, will be closed to access until February 1, 2017 to allow for needed repairs.
ANDERSONVILLE, Georgia – Andersonville National Historic Site’s Curatorial Building, which includes museum collections and National Cemetery administration, will be closed for needed repairs from November 22, 2016 through January 31, 2017. During this period, museum collections will be closed to access. National Cemetery administration will be conducted from other park facilities. Funerals and other cemetery operations will continue as scheduled. Temporary public restrooms will be made available while the building’s restrooms are closed.
The National Park Service is upgrading the existing fire suppression system in the Curatorial Building. As part of this project, abatement will be done to safely remove asbestos-containing insulation on piping located in the attic space of the building. Abatement activities will be conducted by a Georgia licensed abatement firm and monitored by an on-site environmental technician under the oversight of a Certified Industrial Hygienist. To ensure visitor and employee safety, the building will be closed to all access.
The National Prisoner of War Museum, the National Cemetery, and the historic Civil War prison site will remain open. The park will continue operating under normal hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for park grounds, including the National Cemetery, and 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for the National Prisoner of War Museum.
Andersonville National Historic Site is located 10 miles south of Oglethorpe, GA and 10 miles northeast of Americus, GA on Georgia Highway 49. The national park features the National Prisoner of War Museum, Andersonville National Cemetery and the site of the historic Civil War prison, Camp Sumter. Andersonville National Historic Site is the only national park within the National Park System to serve as a memorial to all American prisoners of war. Park grounds are open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The National Prisoner of War Museum is open 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily. Admission is free. For more information on the park, call 229 924-0343, or visit at www.nps.gov/ande/ Visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AndersonvilleNPS, Twitter www.twitter.com/andeNHS
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