LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) - Washington and Lee University in Lexington says the Lee Chapel and Museum is closing for renovations and upgrades.
The school says the chapel and museum will be closed from Friday through late March 2015. The work is part of Washington and Lee’s continuing efforts to preserve its historic buildings.
Renovations include the installation of a new fire suppression system, the creation of a new hall exhibition gallery and an upgrade of the museum’s track lighting.
Washington and Lee’s entire front campus has been designated a National Historic Landmark by the Department of the Interior.
Lee Chapel was built in 1868 and is home to campus events, lectures, concerts and weddings.
It attracts 40,000 visitors annually and includes paintings of George Washington and Robert E. Lee, as well as other exhibits.
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