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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