The National Eagle Center was joined by elected officials, project architect, supporters and community partners at a press conference on Monday to unveil the new branding for the Center, and announce the kick-off of Phase I of the multi-year $27 million renovation and expansion along with major new gifts.
Meg Gammage-Tucker, CEO of the National Eagle Center, says they are about to embark on Phase I of the renovation and expansion. She announced they have received $1 million gifts from long-time individual benefactors as well as from the Prairie Island Indian Community.
Wabasha Mayor Emily Durand thanked everyone who made the expansion possible. Durand says it’s a huge deal, and not only for Wabasha and Minnesota.
In addition to the activation of Main Street, Phase I will expand the National Eagle Center offerings to include museum-quality exhibits along with the development of an Amphitheater and outdoor program and exhibit space.
The Center will close on October 25 until Spring 2022 to complete the Phase I renovations. They will still be hosting eagle experiences during renovation, including their Winter Eagle Viewing Field Trips, so be sure to check back to our website regularly for all the latest news and events.