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Museum on Main to close for renovations

Engaging new permanent exhibit opening Aug. 2

The Museum on Main will close for six weeks over the summer for gallery space renovation. (File photo)

The Museum on Main is closing temporarily to the public beginning next Monday (June 17) in order to renovate its permanent history gallery and to do some building upgrades.

The new exhibit will tell the stories and history of the community while allowing greater access to the collection's images and archives. The former exhibit was in place for 20 years without an update.

"With the development of new technologies there are more interactive ways to tell our history and to engage our visitors," executive director Jim DeMersman said.

The museum will reopen on Aug. 2, in conjunction with the community celebration of Pleasanton's 125th Anniversary.

"This new exhibit will bring us into the 21st century and make us more of a destination in downtown Pleasanton," DeMersman said. "In order to get this done in a timely fashion, we needed to close the museum."

The museum board, staff, volunteers and community members have been working with S2 Exhibit Designs for the past two years on a design for the new exhibit. It is being funded primarily through the generosity of the Jean Jones Endowment along with private contributions from individuals, organizations and corporations.

Museum on Main is located at 603 Main St. To learn more, visit www.museumonmain.org.

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