The American Precision Museum has recently completed a project to replace our museum entrance doors - made possible in part, by a grant of $11,031 from the Vermont Arts Council Cultural Facilities Program and the State of Vermont.
This grant supported the installation of handicapped-accessible entry doors in our historic 1846 Robbins and Lawrence Armory, a National Historic Landmark, as well as a landmark building in Windsor County.
The new doors are an integral feature of the building facade and were designed to be very similar to the originals and make the building safer and more accessible. The Preservation Trust of Vermont holds a preservation easement on the façade of our historic building and our design was approved by the APV easement committee as well.
Our winter school groups are already benefitting from the updated design and we look forward to welcoming our members and visitors when we open for our 53rd season on Memorial Day Weekend. Below are pictures of the before and after of this project.
The Vermont Arts Council is committed to building a Vermont where art, culture, and creativity are at the heart of our communities. Engagement with the arts transforms individual lives, connects people more deeply to each other, energizes the economy, and sustains the vibrant cultural landscape that makes Vermont a great place to live. The Council works to ensure this through intentional priorities in our grantmaking and services.