New Ramp Makes History More Accessible

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JAMESTOWN – Jamestown’s Fenton History Center is now more accessible.

On Thursday, museum and city officials unveiled a new handicap entrance at the facility.

Funded through a Community Development Block Grant, Center Director Noah Goodling says the new changes open the door to everyone.

“This project is so important, I think accessibility is a cornerstone of what we do here,” said Goodling. “This is not just history for those who are able to walk upstairs, it’s not just history for people who are able to show up at a certain time or place, it is history for everybody.”

Empire Development built the new ramp and entry way. Goodling says he’s proud of how hard they worked to make the improvement blend in with the historic mansion.

The center’s boiler was also replaced part of the renovation so that new piping to heat the walkway could be installed.


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