CORAL SPRINGS, FL – For months, the Museum of Coral Springs History, sitting on the edge of Mullins Park across from a modern pool and performance arts center, has been closed for renovations to upgrade the 43-year-old learning center.
The museum at 10250 NW 29 Street will reopen on July 10 to offer the public a state-of-the-art learning system to educate residents on the city’s start and history, according to a city magazine.
The building, a historic landmark, will feature new wood flooring, fresh paint, and an interactive touchscreen for hands-on learning.
The cost of the renovation -- funded in part by the Department of State Historical Resources -- could not be determined.
The building itself is a part of city history.
It was originally built by Coral Ridge Properties in 1964 as a 30´x 20´ real estate sales office, according to the city’s website.
The office was on the northwest intersection of Wiles Road and State Road 441, which was not in Coral Springs at the time.
By 1966, Coral Ridge had constructed a large administration building and asked if the City of Coral Springs wanted their “old building.”
The building was used as the city’s first police station and fire training facility until it caught fire. A restoration committee saved the building and turned it into a “mini museum” in 1978.
When it reopens, the museum will showcase city artifacts including historic neighborhood maps as well as parts of the original city hall building and the recently demolished Coral Springs Financial Plaza.
The city plans to reopen the museum at a ceremony at 10 am on July 10 followed by an open house until 1 pm.
The event will coincide with the city’s 58th anniversary.
To schedule a tour of the museum after July 10, call 954-344-5970.
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