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Contact: Acting Superintendent, 218-475-0123
Grand Portage National Monument - Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Release Date: March 1, 2017
For Immediate Release
Pam Neil, Acting Superintendent, Grand Portage National Monument, 218-475-0123,
Spring Break Planning Alert: Grand Portage National Monument Heritage Center Will Close Temporarily for Carpet Installation
Grand Portage, MN: The Grand Portage National Monument Heritage Center will temporarily close for installation of new carpet in the lobby, museum, classroom, and bookstore areas of the building. It is anticipated that the installation process of approximately 5,700 square feet of carpet will begin on or around March 13, 2017 and take approximately three weeks. Please call ahead for operating hours when planning a visit from mid-March through mid-April.
The monument grounds and trails will remain open for visitors during this time. Park brochures will be available at the front entrance to the Heritage Center. The closest public restroom facilities during this closure will be at the Grand Portage Trading Post ¼ mile west on Mile Creek Rd.
Acting Superintendent Pam Neil said, “The Heritage Center, with an annual visitation of approximately 90,000 visitors, will be ten years old this August. This is a terrific opportunity to improve this popular venue. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this closure may cause for Grand Portage community members and our visitors. We look forward to completing the work as efficiently as possible to reopen the building and exhibits for everyone’s enjoyment.”
Those needing to conduct business during this closure should contact monument staff directly. Up- to- date information on our operating hours is available via phone: 218-475-0123; on the monument’s website: www.nps.gov/grpo and on Facebook
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