Marjorie Thomas, who handles programming at the park, said lighting had been a common complaint. “It is brought to our attention that it is dimly lit,” she said.
Thanksgiving and the winter holidays can be some of the busiest times for the park.
Thomas said they put in the request for lighting upgrades a couple years ago and were recently approved to for the $59,000 revamp.
The new taxpayer-funded shine also applies to the lobby and the offices where park staff work.
The LED system also has another advantage: It’s softer on the more delicate artifacts like linens and papers.
There were 195 items moved and put back during the upgrade, basically everything but the cannon, Thomas said.
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