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Visitor’s Center to move on court green in time for Daffodil Festival

The Gloucester Visitor’s Center will open at its new quarters on the court green in time for this year’s Daffodil Festival, April 1-2, said Carol Steele, Gloucester’s director of parks, recreation and tourism.

Steele said Friday that the center, now located only yards away across the court green from its new location, will have much more room for exhibits and a larger gift shop.

The new center is being prepared in the former courthouse annex, Steele said. A new bathroom has been installed there, and a new heating system will be installed in a few weeks. Painting is to be bid out, while Gloucester Buildings and Grounds crews are putting in a new wall and a temporary handicapped access ramp to meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.

The Gloucester Board of Supervisors has appropriated $75,000 for upgrades to the building, she said.

The new center will include some exhibits from the present location plus new exhibits that will occupy part of the extra disp...

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