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Va's Valentine history center to get makeover

Sunday - 7/22/2012, 7:04pm  ET

RICHMOND, Va. - The Valentine Richmond History Center is planning a $3 million project to redevelop its exhibits and reconfigure the building's interface with the outside street.

The project will open sight lines in the museum to give entering visitors a view of the restored Wickham House, built in 1812.

The Valentine plans to close its galleries near the end of 2013 for four to six months while crews move walls, uncover windows and reconfigure exhibits.

Museum director William Martin tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch ( that the renovations will allow visitors to have a view of activity on the streets, and people outside will be able to see inside the galleries.

The museum has raised about $2.3 million toward the project, which is part of a $20 million long-range plan.

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