We meant total—from the roof down to the floor.
The only thing we haven’t moved is our plaster copy of Paul Manship’s Hoosier Youth statue. It’s too darn big to pack up. Instead, the construction crew built a crate around it to keep it safe and sound while the work’s going on.
Outside, the new elevator shaft is taking shape. On either side will be the new galleries, learning lab, collections processing room, and restrooms.
As for exhibits, we’re hard at work on those, too. The Kincaid Gallery we opened last year will be back, but all the other galleries will have new stuff. The National Constitution Center exhibit Lincoln, the Constitution, and the Civil War will be moving downstairs, this time with some fantastic objects from our own permanent collection. Upstairs will be a new display of Civil War weapons, uniforms, and medical artifacts. We’re also developing a new exhibit on Lincoln’s final days. And, of course, we’ll roll out brand new permanent exhibits in the spaces that are under construction—one on the ways Americans have remembered Lincoln, and another on the history of our parent institution.