Salazar to Dedicate New High-Tech Visitor Center at Boston’s Historic Faneuil Hall



05/23/2012


Contact: Adam Fetcher (202) 208-6416


BOSTON – On Friday, May 25, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will join Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and other dignitaries to dedicate the new visitor center at Faneuil Hall, the site of events important to American history including the American Revolution and the Abolitionist Movement.

Boston National Historical Park already attracts more than 3 million visitors a year and supports more than 1,200 jobs in the local community. The new visitor center is expected to help increase visitor numbers and improve visitors’ experiences.

The new enhanced facility - a collaboration between the city of Boston and the National Park Service - includes interactive exhibits, an audio visual orientation program, handicapped-accessible public restrooms, and a bookstore. The space is comprised of 7,400 square feet for visitor services and community meeting space.

Later on Friday, Salazar will join U.S. Representative Niki Tsongas for a tour of the Lowell National Historical Park where he will see first-hand how the Park has helped spur economic revitalization throughout the city of Lowell.

WHO:
Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
Thomas M. Menino, Boston Mayor
Senator Scott Brown
Congressman Michael Capuano
Cassius Cash, Superintendent, Boston National Historical Park
WHAT: Dedication of New Faneuil Hall Visitor Center
WHEN: Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 11:30 AM EDT
WHERE: Boston’s Visitor Center, Market Level of Historic Faneuil Hall
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