Thursday, August 25, 2011
Kemerer Museum Gets Green Light For Expansion
Hollenbach, who is also an attorney, explained that the addition will provide a "temperature and humidity controlled environment" for the storage of over 40,000 museum artifacts consisting of artwork, glassware and textiles. "I'm excited about this project, and am looking forward to the opportunity to preserve more of Bethlehem's history," stated Hollenbach, who added that the facility would also store artifacts from other members of the Historic Bethlehem Partnership.
According to architect Dan Kayser, the addition will not really be noticeable from New Street. "It is in keeping with the character and scale of the residential zone," he stated.
Priscilla Wolle, who lives near the museum, was concerned that her own parking space might be taken. Zoners and Hollenbach both assured Wolle that this expansion is for storage only, and not to attract more visitors.