The new Trail Center, a silver-level First Landing State Park is getting ready to open to the public as an information center and for special events. The process to installed museum-quality exhibits has begun and we hope to have the exhibits installed by the end of 2012.
The first bidder's information meeting was held on Wednesday, September 7, 2011with exhibit design company representatives, representatives from the Princess Anne Garden Club whoare spearheading the exhibit fund-raising project.
Proposals will be reviewed in mid-October, the contract awarded in mid-December, and the design and manufacturing process will being in early 2012. Discussions with the exhibit design companies included the use of digital technology, making the exhibits kid-friendly, using the exhibits to entice visitor to explore the park's trail system, and ensuring the exhibits are maintenance-free.
We'll keep you posted on the status of the project through the year!