MILLINOCKET, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- For the past seven years, the Millinocket Historical Society has been in a transition, moving their town museum of more than 1,200 items from a cramped room in the municipal building to the Mott House on Central Street. After 90 thousand dollars in grant money and a two years of renovation, the first floor of the new museum will open to the public on the morning of Wednesday, July 2nd. According to the historical society, more than 200 thousand cars pass the building each year. They're hoping this new museum will draw in more tourists and local traffic.
"It helps people donate, observe, come here, frequent here. It's actually another aspect of the downtown area, and then from here there's plenty of other shops and things to do and this actually adds more of a reason to come to downtown," said Mark Bigge, Vice President of the Millinocket Historical Society.
While only the first floor has been renovated so far, the second floor will be opened some time next year after renovations start in the fall.