Like the beloved car it honors, the National Corvette Museum is constantly evolving and improving.
Those dreams continued this week as NCM officials released a video, announcing plans for a two-story, 30,000-square-foot addition to the facility.
“This expansion will give the museum the opportunity to tell more of Corvette’s stories than ever before,” says Director of Collections and Curator Derek E. Moore. “When the museum opened, we were only in the fourth generation of corvette and since then we have seen another four generations of America’s Sports Car. This is our opportunity to ensure that the Museum stays on pace with such a beloved automobile that makes history every day.”
The expansion will include:
- Specialty Exhibit Spaces and Rotating Displays
- Lifetime Members Lounge
- Open Theater Space
- Sensory Calming Room for Guests with Unique Needs
- Kids Zone Education Center
- Rooftop Members Lounge
“This expansion has been something that the Board of Directors has been looking forward to for many years,” says Glenn Johnson, NCM Board Chair. “An expansion is needed for the Museum, and with the support of our Members the Museum has continued to grow and we need the space for Museum displays. We are excited about the future of the Museum and when the appropriate funds are raised the expansion will begin.”
The expansion will allow the Museum to feature new exhibits housing more unique artifacts from Corvette’s rich history, and the Lifetime Members Lounge will provide a quiet space to relax during visits to the NCM.
The NCM opened its doors on Labor Day weekend in 1994 and doubled in size in with an expansion in 2009. A completion date for this latest expansion has not been determined, with the Museum team and Sewell and Sewell architects working to bring the project to fruition as funding progresses. If you’d like more information about how you can donate to the campaign, visit corvettemuseum.org/expansion.
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