Port Exploreum reopens after more than three weeks of flood repairs

Museum offers free admission this weekend
By 
KRISTYN HALBIG ZIEHM
Ozaukee Press staff

The Port Exploreum reopened on Friday, Sept. 21.

There will be free admission to the museum at 118 N. Franklin St. this weekend, said Wayne Chruscial, executive director of the Port Washington Historical Society, which operates the Exploreum.

But donations will be accepted to offset the cost of repairs to the Exploreum, which sustained significant damage during the Aug. 27 flood.

The museum had been closed for the past 3-1/2 weeks because of the damage, but after the museum’s elevator was repaired — something made more difficult by the fact parts for the elevator were coming from the Carolinas, where Hurricane Florence wreaked havoc — two levels of the Exploreum were reopened.

The lower level, where the bulk of the flooding damage occurred, won’t be open for some time. 

However, much of the technology from the lower level has been moved to the first and second floors of the Exploreum.

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