Effective Aug. 31 the Regina Plains Museum will be closing in preparation for a move to a new, as yet unspecified, location. Years ago, the museum was situated in Old City Hall Mall where it had space to display many of its artifacts in period storefronts, schoolrooms and whatnot. In its current location its capacity to do that is pretty limited.
The new location, executive director Shari Sokochoff revealed in an email, will have over 5,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space (compared to 2,000 today) and space to display around 10,000 artifacts (compared to 1,400 today). She also promises ample free parking, accessibility for the mobility-challenged, good transit service, and, as always, free admission!
At present, the museum is working with the city to obtain zoning approval. Once that’s done, further information will be forthcoming.