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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Visitor Center Improvements at Fort Griffin

by Eric Abercrombie, assistant site manager at Fort Griffin

We at Fort Griffin are excited to see much-needed improvements done to the interior of our nearly 40-year-old visitor center. The center has received a fresh coat of paint and stain from a local contractor, Abilene Constructors & Tile, on wood and drywall surfaces within the main room. The drop cloths, ladders, buckets, scaffolding and paint fumes have been the telltale signs of progress. As a result, the visitor center was closed to the public, now with project completion we have reopened.

The purpose of the fresh, clean improvements is to prepare for a much larger project of improving our interpretive displays, which is expected to commence in January 2010. The interpretive display project is much anticipated and has been in the works since last spring when a diverse committee of historians, local Fort Griffin enthusiasts and THC staff first met with the 106 Group to discuss what was to be done. We are now in the final planning stages and are confident our visitors will absolutely love the new content, look and layout of the upcoming visitor center displays.

**Fort Griffin is located 15 miles north from Albany on U.S. Hwy 283 in the Texas Forts Trail Region.

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