Purple Heart Closing for Expansion Project

From: Sciba, Dennis (PARKS) [mailto:Dennis.Sciba@parks.ny.gov]
Sent: Thursday, November 14, 2019 8:37 AM
To: Headquarters <hdqtrs@azlegion.org>
Cc: Pidala, Anita (PARKS) <Anita.Pidala@parks.ny.gov>
Subject: Purple Heart Closing for Expansion Project

Greetings,

As you may have already heard, the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor received $17 million dollars to expand the facility. We are pleased to announce that the work will begin soon. The Hall of Honor, therefore, will be closed during the construction project beginning November 15, 2019, through the fall of 2020.

The expansion will dramatically increase the size of the Hall of Honor and will include additional exhibit galleries that incorporate integrated audio-visual and media presentations; museum-quality displays with interpretive graphics; touch-screen interactive monitors; and multiple large-format graphic presentations. These improvements will offer visitors greater opportunities to learn more about the experiences of featured Purple Heart recipients by following their Purple Heart Journey.

In addition, the Hall of Honor will be able to accommodate larger groups for adult tours, educational programs, and special events.

Although the Hall of Honor will be closed during construction, our staff will continue to update the Roll of Honor database and answer questions via phone and email regarding the enrollment process. Enrollment forms may be obtained by mail upon request or downloaded from our website at

https://www.thepurpleheart.com.

To receive information concerning activities, stories of Purple Heart recipients, and updates on the construction progress, please “ like us” on our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/NationalPurpleHeartHallofHonor/.

To speak with a staff member, please call our office Tuesday – Friday, 9 a.m.—5 p.m. at (845) 561-1765.

We thank you for your continued support, and welook forward to seeing you at the newlyexpanded Hall of Honor Museum in November 2020.

Sincerely,

Anita Pidala,

Director

The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor

New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation

Mail: PO Box 207, Vails Gate, NY 12584

Visit: 374 Temple Hill Road, New Windsor, NY 12553

Telephone: (845)561-1765| Fax: (845)569-0382