$20 million renovation and earthquake repair coming for Lincoln Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC will undergo some of its most extensive renovations to date, the National Park Service said on February 15, 2016 (presidents’ Day).

It will include washing away dirt and debris, repairing damage sustained during a 2011 earthquake, and building a substantial space for educational programs under the memorial.

The renovations, which will also involve the restoration of artwork, will open up about 15,000 square feet of space for exhibits, classrooms and other educational purposes.

The new exhibits will offer a peek at the foundations of the monument, including long-hidden graffiti left behind by the workers who built the memorial, which first opened to the public in 1922.

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