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Friday, January 30, 2015

Oyster Works' shows plan for new Tomaquag Museum in Westerly

OYSTER WORKS
TOMAQUAG MUSEUM & WESTERLY LAND TRUST
OYSTER WORKS DEVELOPS MASTER PLAN


                      
TOMAQUAG MUSEUM CONSIDERING MOVE TO WESTERLY
By Dale P. Faulkner Sun Staff Writer 
Westerly could become the new home of the Tomaquag Museum. 
Currently located in a leased house in the Arcadia Village of Exeter, the Native American museum has long hoped for a large space that is specifically designed as a museum. For the past 1 1/2 years, the museum has been working with the Westerly Land Trust, discussing a possible collaboration that could involve the museum building on one of the trust's parcels. 
"We've outgrown our space as we've matured as an organization," said Loren Spears, the museum's executive director... 
While a new home remains something of a dream, the museum is taking concrete steps toward its goal.  A $32,000 grant from the Lattner Foundation was used to hire Oyster Works LLC, a Charlestown architectural firm, which developed a master plan.  The plan was unveiled in October during the museum's annual Honoring Dinner... 
Spears estimated another two to three years will be spent on the pre-construction period, a phase she said is likely to cost about $400,000 before it is completed.  Initial estimates indicate the museum building, including an amphitheater and story gallery, will cost about $5 million...
"The museum is all about the story.  The story of contemporary and Native Americans and their history," Spears said... 
                                                                                           KZLA Landscape Architecture

"We are excited to be working with the Tomaquag Museum and the Westerly Land Trust.  We see this collaboration as a national model and are honored to be the architects for the project."
                                                                     Megan Moynihan, AIA
Oyster Works is an architecture and project management firm in Charlestown, RI.  We serve both commercial and residential clients with an approach that is Sensibly Green 
Visit us at www.OysterWorks.net
Contact us at 401.213.6722 or by email


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