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					A Preliminary Program Statement for the Wade House Historic Site Learning & Visitor Center and Wesley Jung Carriage Museum
DSF Project Number 08J4P

Wisconsin Historical Society November 2009

WADE HOUSE HISTORIC SITE PRELIMINARY PROGRAM STATEMENT FOR A NEW LEARNING & VISITOR CENTER AND WESLEY JUNG CARRIAGE MUSEUM
This building program represents the Wisconsin Historical Society's thinking about the design requirements for a new c. 41,000 square foot Wade House Historic Site Learning & Visitor Center and Wesley Jung Carriage Museum to replace the site’s 1971 Visitor Center and 1968 Carriage Museum. Fronting upon State Highway 23, the new facility will offer state-of-the-art exhibition for Wisconsin’s largest collection of horse-drawn vehicles, changing exhibits, a multitiered orientation to the site, and expanded and updated amenities for learning and enjoyment. Visitors will exit the modern center, board a horse-drawn vehicle, and have a much more magical entrée to the site’s historic core, traveling "back in time" through the woods and over the Mullet River across a replica bridge to the historic part of the site, where they will encounter a variety of fresh perspectives and lively presentations about the site’s mid-19th-century history.

INTRODUCTION
American culture and societal expectations have changed dramatically since Wade House Historic Site opened its doors nearly 60 years ago. Competition for discretionary time and money; changes in daily life; reduced leisure time; and entertainment expectations set by theme parks, the Internet and television have all contributed to these phenomena. Today's visitors have higher expectations than ever before and seek attractions with highly interactive programming. Historic sites throughout the nation have generally not kept pace with these demands. As a result, attendance and revenue have declined. Smaller budgets have led to a reduction in programming and interpretation. Couple these nationwide trends with the planned reconstruction of State Highway 23 that will eliminate the direct access to Wade House via Plank Road, and it becomes clear that the historic site faces major challenges. The Wisconsin Historical Society embraces the changing realities as opportunities, and has proactively re-imagined Wade House Historic Site. The Society envisions a future site that is always evolving with fresh new stories, programming, and exhibits while also setting a new standard for experiential learning, public history education, and educational outreach. The experiences will also make stronger emotional connections between those formative years of the state and guests’ lives today. Informed by impeccable scholarship and research, compelling stories will be told through a variety of environments that combine best practices in traditional living history interpretation with state-of-the-art technology. To this end, three major projects will be undertaken.  development of new stories and new interpretation methods to share these stories  development of a new learning & visitor center  development of a new Wesley Jung Carriage The new Wade House Learning and Visitor Center will house a greatly expanded orientation program and additional interpretation and educational programming space, incorporating 21st century technologies to most effectively share historical stories. This center will be located on 1

Wade House property on the hillside on the south side of State Highway 23, about 300 yards north of the current Wesley Jung Carriage Museum. Upon arrival at the historic site, visitors will enter the Learning & Visitor Center to purchase tickets and experience state-of-the-art orientation programs. A new Wesley Jung Carriage Museum will also be constructed on State Highway 23. The present Carriage Museum building houses rows of horse-drawn vehicles in a manner that is better described as storage than exhibits. The building also lacks appropriate environmental controls to preserve its valuable contents, and it is not accessible on a year-round basis. It is woefully inadequate to exhibit the significant collection it holds. Among the treasures of the collection are small and large commercial vehicles, firefighting equipment, omnibuses, hearses, breaks, sleighs, coaches, buggies, runabouts, sulkies and children’s vehicles. Interpretation in the new facility will compare and contrast our lives today with an era when horse-drawn transportation was a common way to travel. Both new facilities will utilize modern interpretation methods such as videos and interactive kiosks, providing a year-round learning opportunity for schoolchildren, attracting year-round visitors, and increasing visibility of the historic site.

MISSION OF THE WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The Wisconsin Historical Society helps people connect to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing stories. This mission is fulfilled according to the following guiding principles:  To reach out and partner with the broadest possible public  To present and promote sound and authentic history  To share our riches of staff, collections, and services in ways that captivate and respect our many audiences  To collect and safeguard evidence of our diverse heritage according to the highest standards of stewardship Wade House is one of ten historic sites owned and operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society. Located throughout the state, these historic sites offer a wide range of daily activities, changing exhibits and unique special events that combine with historic architecture to bring four centuries of Wisconsin history to life. A new Visitor & Learning Center, Carriage Museum, and reinterpretation at Wade House Historic Site will strengthen the delivery and fulfillment of the mission of the Wisconsin Historical Society.

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GOALS OF LEARNING & VISITOR CENTER AND WESLEY JUNG CARRIAGE MUSEUM
The general goals of the new Learning & Visitor Center and Wesley Jung Carriage Museum are to expand audience, increase repeat visitation, maximize the educational potential of Wade House, enhance stewardship of important collections, provide improved visitor amenities, create more rewarding visitor experiences, and increase earned revenue. These will be accomplished through the following: 1. Moving the site entrance to a location adjacent to State highway 23 to increase visibility for Wade House while affording easy and direct access. 2. Providing an appropriate orientation to the site and its historic context. 3. Strengthening the visitor experience while offering more interactive opportunities that engage all of the senses. 4. Incorporating a multi-purpose space that will accommodate workshops and seminars for school children and adults throughout the year. 5. Encouraging the use of the new facilities by the surrounding community as a center of lifelong learning. 6. Providing appropriate environmental controls to preserve the treasures of the carriage collection for future generations. 7. Providing up-to-date visitor services and amenities. 8. Including an expanded museum store and food service to accommodate visitor needs and to generate revenue. 9. Consolidating key functions such as ticketing, restrooms, and public gathering and meeting spaces.

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WADE HOUSE HISTORIC SITE
The major theme for Wade House Historic Site in Greenbush, Wisconsin is the horse powered economy that enveloped and defined the world of the Wade family and their neighbors through the second half of the 19th-century. The use of draft animals for plowing, hauling and travel; the rhythms of work within a horse powered energy system; and the design, manufacture, and local Wisconsin use of horse-drawn vehicles combine to describe the multiple dimensions of a world on the cusp of change – before the advent of a new energy system of steam and internal combustion engines. Additional themes for Wade House include travel and mobility in the mid19th-century, amplified by the flow of travelers passing through Greenbush; and the development of the town itself, which became the terminus for the travels of the Wades and other families.

FACTS ABOUT WADE HOUSE HISTORIC SITE
             Owned and operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society Opened to the public in 1953 – second oldest of the Society’s Historic Sites 240 acres of land Four miles of interior roadway 27-room Wade House stagecoach inn, built in 1850 as the second residence and public house of early Greenbush settlers, Sylvanus and Betsy Wade c. 1855 Robinson House, private residence of Charles and Julia Wade Robinson; like the Wade House, designed in the Greek Revival style Dockstader Blacksmith Shop – a working smithy, reproduced in the early 1950s Herrling Sawmill – a working, water powered up-and-down saw, painstakingly reproduced on its original site in 2001; one of only a handful of such saws in North America Wesley Jung Carriage Museum – one of the most significant collections of horse- and handdrawn carriages, wagons, and sleighs in Wisconsin; opened in 1968 23,000 visitors annually, 90% from Wisconsin Host of the Civil War Weekend, held the last weekend in September – one of the largest Civil War re-enactments in the Midwest Site of a number of other special events and programs, including At Work and At Play, Vintage Base Ball matches, Arts & Crafts Fair, Autumn Celebration, A Wade House Christmas, History Day Camps Open mid-May through mid-October and the first weekend in December for Christmas programming; Hearthside Dinner programs on select Saturdays during the winter months

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SCOPE OF SERVICES
The consultant team will work with stakeholders in an interactive and collaborative manner to develop a complete project program and project design:  Work with State Historical Society and Wade House Historic Site staff to verify and expand on this preliminary program statement and develop final comprehensive program document.  Site location of the building(s), all related utility planning and design and site parking are a part of the scope of work.  Develop Design Report and Preliminary Documents  Develop Bid and Construction Documents following Division of State Facilities policies, procedures, guidelines and standards  Provide Bidding, Construction and Level 1 Commissioning services Note: Accommodation for and care of horses is not a part of the scope of this project

SUSTAINABILITY
In finalizing a complete program document the A/E shall, working with the Historical Society, Wade House Staff and DSF Project Manager, complete the Sustainable Guidelines Appendix 1 form indicating which of the Sustainable Guidelines are appropriate for inclusion in the design and construction of this project. The completed Appendix 1 is to be made a part of and bound into the finalized program statement document.

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BUDGET SUMMARY
Construction Utilities and Site Work $5,835,000 1,078,000 $6,913,000

Construction Cost Escalation $8,100,000 Contingency 730,100 A/E Fees 713,000 EA and other fees 50,000 DSF Fee 357,000 Testing, Plan Review, Etc. 130,000 Exhibits and Interpretation 1,305,000 Moveable Equipment 545,000 Percent for Art 29,900 $11,960,000 Notes regarding budget summary: (1) Site work includes access lanes from widened STH 23, driveway access road, parking lot, and the bridge across the Mullet River. (2) Original estimates were developed in July of 2007. (3) Cost escalation was from July 2007 to September 2011 (17%). (4) Exhibits, interpretation and moveable equipment were also escalated to September 2011. (5) Exhibits and Interpretation cost includes exhibits, kitchen equipment, gift store fixtures, orientation film, furniture, and fixtures for café, workspaces and theater. This is work furnished by owner. A/E to coordinate design with this owner provided exhibits and equipment. A/E is not expected to design exhibits.

SCHEDULE
Approval to Contract A/E A/E Selection Design Report BC Approval to Construct Bid Date Start Construction Completion Grand Opening November 2009 February 2010 October 2010 November 2010 April 2011 July 2011 May 2013 June 6, 2013 on the site's 60th anniversary

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SPACE CONSIDERATIONS LEARNING AND VISITOR CENTER
PUBLIC SPACES Front Foyer / Assembly Area Gift Shop Permanent Orientation Exhibit Space Multi-Purpose Room: workshop, classroom, rental, reception Multi-Use Theatre Café – seating for 20 Public Restrooms Total Public Spaces NON-PUBLIC SPACES Gift Shop Storage Café Kitchen – also use by outside caterers Administrative Offices & Support Space Utility Storage Receiving / Loading Collections Storage & Exhibit Prep Space Total Non-Public Spaces Total Total GSF (with 1.3 multiplier) 1,500 ASF 1,100 ASF 2,000 ASF 2,000 ASF 2,000 ASF 500 ASF 1,000 ASF 10,100 ASF 200 ASF 250 ASF 1,030 ASF 300 ASF 200 ASF 1,000 ASF 2,980 ASF 13,080 ASF 17,004 GSF

WESLEY JUNG CARRIAGE MUSEUM
Foyer Permanent Exhibit Spaces  4 Large Displays with Horses @ 378 nsf  59 Displays Without Horses @ 266 nsf  Children’s Sleds & Vehicles Total Total GSF (with 1.3 multiplier) 600 ASF 1,512 ASF 15,694 ASF 845 ASF 18,651 ASF 24,246 GSF

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SPECIAL DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS
In planning the new Learning and Visitor Center and Wesley Jung Carriage Museum facilities, there are several design considerations deemed important:  Access and the entryway into the new facility, its exterior spaces, and the immediate interior spaces should offer a comfortable and welcoming sense for visitors arriving via modern transportation on STH 23, as they transition to an experience reflective of the horse powered era. The facility also needs to mediate and articulate smoothly for visitors arriving at the site via bicycle on the Old Plank Road Trail that will pass directly in front of the Center. Bicycle racks will be needed. Visitors will embark from the new facilities, via horse-drawn wagon or on walking trails, toward their exploration of the historic part of the site. They will return at the conclusion of their visit through the new facility. We envision the facility’s exterior spaces – with plantings, bench seating, flags visible from STH 23, and signage – and its array of interior spaces – taking advantage, where possible, of south-facing vistas toward the woods – to be inviting, inspiring, and tastefully crafted. The new facility should embrace green technology in its design, construction, and ongoing maintenance.

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MUSEUM PROGRAMS - CONCEPTS AND CONSIDERATIONS ORGANIZED BY SPACE
The following section contains a description of the use, lay-out and/or functions for each area within the new facilities. These descriptions provide guidelines and suggestions developed during initial planning efforts.

PROJECT: New Wade House Learning & Visitor Center
Space Name: Front Foyer / Assembly Area (a.k.a. lobby) Number of Occupants: 120 Assignable Square Feet: 1,500 Purpose and Activity Description The main entrance and assembly area will provide the introduction to the Visitor Center and historic site to the visitor. The area which will serve as the lobby should be warm and inviting, make good use of natural light, and provide a welcoming space to serve as a gathering point for individuals and larger groups (school and adult tours up to 120). It will serve as informationcentral for the Wisconsin Historical Society and Wade House for public programs. Spaces for bench seating are important. The space should enable staff members to have a clear view of visitors approaching the building and should blend with the character of the site. The area will provide a ticket sales area equipped with point of sales hardware and software systems. Incorporated in or adjacent to this lobby should be a coatroom providing self service racks for up to 300 coats. This space should be equally functional during the peak summer season when staffing and visitation are high and during the winter season when staffing and visitation levels are low. Relationships to Other Rooms or Functions The lobby must be immediately adjacent to the coatroom and near the restrooms and the gift shop. It should also guide visitors towards the exhibits, theatre, and multi-purpose room. Special Space Needs Floor: Immediate entry area should accommodate all-weather conditions and be easy to clean and replace in sections. Walls: Durable Ceiling Height: No requirement Lighting: Standard lighting and task lighting levels for ticketing area Natural Light: Highly desirable

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Electrical: Telephone with intercom access to staff offices and public areas. Intercom must include sound system with speakers sufficient to address public groups. Background music may also be played through this sound system. Sufficient outlets are needed for vacuuming and cleaning the space, and for dedicated computer workstations supporting point of sales system. An additional network or telephone line may be required to support credit card transactions. Fire Suppression: Museum Quality and as required by local fire codes. Climate Control: Normal temperature and humidity requirements. Airlock needed at entry doors to protect building interior from extreme temperature variations. Furnishings: Benches and seating for staff and visitors. There is a requirement for built-in ticket sales counters with network access. Brochure and other informational materials storage proximate to or built into sales counter. Two drinking fountains are needed. Security: Camera should be installed for remote monitoring of area.

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Space Name: Museum Store Number of Occupants: 100 Assignable Square Feet: 1,100 Purpose and Activity Description This space will be used as a modern museum store where visitors can purchase a wide selection of retail sales items including 19th Century reproductions and crafts, books, apparel, and toys and games. The store point of sales and counter will provide a back-up location for ticket sales and will require the same network access. Relationships to Other Rooms or Functions The Museum Store must be immediately adjacent to the lobby. Museum store manager’s office space and museum store storage space must also be adjacent to the store. Visitors must exit either through the store or past the front of the store. Access must be available for deliveries of museum store materials via UPS, the Postal Service and vendors. Special Space Needs Floor: Should accommodate all-weather conditions and be easy to clean and replace in sections. Walls: Durable Ceiling Height: Ten feet Lighting: Flexible track lighting system and task lighting levels for point of sales counter area. Recessed “work” lighting for times when display lighting is unnecessary. Natural Light: No natural light Electrical: Incorporate sufficient electrical service in ceiling, floor and walls for lighting built-in display furnishings, track lighting system, point of sales, personal computer, etc. Provide telephone with intercom access to staff offices and public areas. Intercom must include sound system with speakers sufficient to address public groups. Sufficient outlets are needed for vacuuming and cleaning space. The area will provide for back-up ticket sales through a workstation equipped with point of sales hardware and software systems that will also serve as the cash register. An additional network or telephone line may be required to support credit card transactions. Fire Suppression: Museum Quality and as required by local fire codes. Climate Control: Standard Furnishings: Built-in display and counter furnishings. Security: High-security during non-public hours. Glass should be non-breakable or otherwise able to be secured from theft or vandalism during non-public hours. Camera should be installed for remote monitoring of area.

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Space Name: Museum Store Storage Room Number of Occupants: Assignable Square Feet: 200 Purpose and Activity Description This space will provide a locked storage area for inventory and display storage with table space available for assembly purposes. Relationships to Other Rooms or Functions Museum store manager’s office space and this storage space must be adjacent to the store. Special Space Needs Floor: Area should be easy to clean and replace in sections. Walls: Durable Ceiling Height: No requirement Lighting: Standard lighting sufficient to read packing slips and shipping labels on boxes. Natural Light: None Electrical: Sufficient outlets are needed for vacuuming and cleaning space and to support one computer workstation. Fire Suppression: Museum Quality and as required by local fire codes. Climate Control: Standard. Furnishings: Storage shelving built-in with one table. Security: Door must lock.

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Space Name: Permanent Orientation Exhibit Space Number of Occupants: 1 to 180 Assignable Square Feet: 2,000 Purpose and Activity Description This space will use modern display and interpretation techniques to tell the stories of the site from the 19th century. The orientation area and exhibits will showcase the features of the site and the lives of the Wade family. Artifacts will be displayed. The exhibits will feature a high degree of interactivity and include performance and teaching functions. Several components will involve computer stations. The exhibit is intended both as an introduction to the site and as a supplement to the museum experience. Together with the auditorium, the exhibit area will make it possible for Wade House to provide year-round programming. The space will be divided into two areas. A small gallery will be designed so that up to 25 people will be able to gather around an orientation video or a live performer presenting vignettes. The second area will house displays that visitors can walk through. Visitors will enter the space either from the lobby or the theatre. Relationships to Other Rooms or Functions The Orientation Exhibit Space must be accessible from the Assembly Area and the Multi-Use Theatre. This could provide a possible location for a doorway for Visitors to exit the new center and museum building to board a horse-drawn vehicle and begin the magical entrée to the site’s historic core. Visitors would return through the same doorway following their site visit. This design element is critical to the interpretation and visitor flow in these facilities and to the site in general so careful consideration will be required. Special Space Needs Floor: The area should be carpeted to reduce noise and distractions and be easy to clean and replace in sections. Walls: Durable. Ceiling Height: 12 to 14 foot at minimum Lighting: Flexible track lighting system with museum appropriate lighting at levels which can be controlled. Recessed “work” lighting is also needed for non-gallery related activity (cleaning, maintenance, etc.) Natural Light: Controlled Electrical: Occupancy sensing/programmable electrical systems; wall and floor outlets sufficient for potential exhibit designs; and need to support dedicated computer terminals. Room will require speakers sufficient to address the public groups. Sufficient outlets are needed for vacuuming and cleaning space. Fire Suppression: As required by local fire codes with dry-pipe “pre-action” system to minimize damage to collections. Wall mounted fire extinguisher. Climate Control: Maintain a temperature of 70 degrees (tolerance +/- 2 degrees) and a relative humidity (RH) of 50-55% (tolerance +/-3%). Depending on exhibit design, this may be handled with Micro-climates designed into exhibit cases. HVAC for galleries should have an independent HVAC system, or be zoned independent of other museum areas.

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Furnishings: Rest benches, seating in video presentation area and platforms (may be incorporated into exhibit design) Security: High security area with public access requires cameras supporting remote monitoring.

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Space Name: Multi-Purpose Room Number of Occupants: 10 to 200 Assignable Square Feet: 2,000 Purpose and Activity Description This space will be used for a wide variety of activities. It will require movable room dividers that also absorb sound within one large room. These spaces will be used as classrooms, workshop and craft spaces, training staff, and meeting space for large outside groups. It is possible that receptions will be held in this area. Exhibits may also be set up in this space. The room should be comfortable and bright with sufficient area for seating people at tables. The room should contain lockable cabinets to store items to be used in the room including audio visual materials. Relationships to Other Rooms or Functions The room will be off from the Foyer/Assembly area but does not need to be included in the daily visitor flow of the center. Special Space Needs Floor: Easy to clean and replace in sections. Carpet may be needed to absorb sound which would result in the need for a portable dance floor for receptions. Walls: Durable and perhaps covered with sound absorbing materials Ceiling Height: Standard and sound absorbing Lighting: Standard lighting and task lighting levels. Natural Light: None Electrical: Intercom speakers required for access to staff offices and general announcements. Sufficient outlets are needed for vacuuming/cleaning space and dedicated outlets for up to 12 computers. Recessed floor boxes could be installed to accommodate a variety of room set-ups. There may be a need for the electrical system to support sound equipment and musicians Fire Suppression: As required by local fire codes and a wall mounted fire extinguisher. Climate Control: Normal temperature and humidity requirements. Furnishings: Tables, chairs, partitions, audio visual equipment, storage cabinets and built in projection screens (2). Security: Medium security with public access. Door must have a lock installed.

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Space Name: Multi-Use Theatre Number of Occupants: 10-180 Assignable Square Feet: 2,000 Purpose and Activity Description The primary purpose of the auditorium is to present an orientation film when larger groups of visitors are passing through the site. It must be sufficiently flexible to accommodate other performance type activities such as small scale theatre performances, dancing demonstrations, films, lectures and discussion groups for school children and adults. There must be a separate film/video control booth and a retractable screen. A small stage with a moveable curtain must be constructed. Relationships to Other Rooms or Functions This should be the first museum space that a visitor encounters when walking through the lobby. Special Space Needs Floor: Durable aisle ways must be carpeted, sound absorbing and easy to clean and replace in sections. Walls: Durable, dark and sound absorbing material. Ceiling Height: Standard auditorium height and black Lighting: Flexible, theatre style lighting, controlled for viewing projected programming and stage performances. Standard lighting and task lighting levels are needed for cleaning and maintenance. Natural Light: None. Electrical: Flexible system for multimedia presentations involving film, video, slides, computer projection, lecturers, remote controls, etc. Computer dedicated hook-ups for computers with built in retractable computer projector suspended from ceiling. Outlets are needed for vacuuming/cleaning space and dedicated outlets Fire Suppression: As required by local fire codes. Side exits may be required. Climate Control: Normal temperature and humidity requirements. The climate zone should mimic the lobby so heat can be provided at a comfortable level during winter, non-public use times. Furnishings: Theatre style seating. Audiovisual and sound systems that accommodate a wide variety of media. Security: Medium security with public access. Door must have a lock installed.

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Space Name: Café seating for 20 Number of Occupants: Assignable Square Feet: 500 Purpose and Activity Description Additional indoor space is required with the physical lay-out and location to be determined for site visitors to sit down and enjoy refreshments. This includes coffees, snacks, other beverages, desserts, sandwiches, salads and other smaller meals. This space may also be augmented with an outside eating area. If the two spaces can be designed in near proximity to one another our visitors would benefit from the option. Appearance issues could arise if an airlock would be needed at the doors to access outdoor seating. Alternatives to protect the building interior from extreme temperature variations should be considered. Relationships to Other Rooms or Functions This needs to be visible from the Foyer area and near restrooms. During quiet low staffing times it would be beneficial to have the service counter visible to the Museum Store counter. It should also be in close proximity to the catering kitchen. Special Space Needs Floor: Easy to clean and replace in sections. Walls: Durable Ceiling Height: No requirement Lighting: Standard lighting and task lighting levels for ticketing area Natural Light: Highly desirable Electrical: Sufficient outlets are needed for vacuuming/cleaning space and dedicated outlets. Coolers and some type of service counter will be required presenting additional electrical needs. There will also be a cash register and a requirement to support an intercom for public announcements. Fire Suppression: Museum Quality and as required by local fire codes. Climate Control: Normal temperature and humidity requirements. Furnishings: Small tables seating 2 to 4 people. A service counter and storage cabinets along with self-service coolers Security: Public access.

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Space Name: Catering Kitchen Number of Occupants: Assignable Square Feet: 250 Purpose and Activity Description A small kitchen to support the café and special event banquet catering services in the facility is needed. Commercial grade small range top, refrigerator, freezer, microwave, warming area, dishwasher and sink with running water. Relationships to Other Rooms or Functions This needs to be located within a reasonable distance of the café seating and the multi-purpose room. Occasionally catered functions may occur in the foyer. Special Space Needs Floor: Easy to clean and replace in sections. Walls: Durable Ceiling Height: No requirement Lighting: Standard lighting and task lighting levels Natural Light: None Electrical: Power and water will be required for appliances including dedicated outlets. Sufficient outlets are needed for vacuuming and cleaning spaces. Fire Suppression: As required by local fire codes and a wall mounted fire extinguisher. Climate Control: Normal temperature and humidity requirements. Furnishings: Built in cabinets, appliances and appropriate food preparation and counter space for catering containers including portable ovens. Security: Limited access. Fire detection monitors and a door that locks are required.

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Space Name: Administrative Offices & Support Space Number of Occupants: 6 Assignable Square Feet: 1,030 Purpose and Activity Description The site staff will be headquartered in the Learning & Visitor Center. (One employee will have a second work station in the existing visitor center.) The building will contain 6 offices, a break room (with drinking water, microwave, coffee pot and staff refrigerator), a photocopy and office supply room and one small meeting room (for 8). One office for the Site Director will also include a table and chairs (6) for private meeting space. The offices are for the Site Director, Marketing Coordinator, Curator of Interpretation, Curator of Education, one Program Assistant and the Store/Food Service Manager. Relationships to Other Rooms or Functions One office for the store manager should be located adjacent to the museum store. The rest should be located in the non-public area of the building. They must be accessible from the lobby area without circulation through public programming space. Special Space Needs Floor: Carpet Walls: Utilitarian Ceiling Height: Standard for office space Lighting: Standard office lighting with some task lighting Natural Light: Desirable Electrical: Standard for offices to support computers, telephones and public address and radio communications. Sufficient outlets are needed for vacuuming/cleaning space and dedicated outlets Fire Suppression: As required by local fire codes. One fire extinguisher in break room Climate Control: Normal temperature and humidity requirements. Furnishings: Security: Normal security with controlled access to non-public areas

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Space Name: Utility Storage Number of Occupants: Assignable Square Feet: 300 Purpose and Activity Description The storage space will be used to store clothing, office equipment and program storage. Relationships to Other Rooms or Functions Storage should be convenient to receiving/loading area without having to pass through the lobby or programming areas. Special Space Needs Floor: Durable Walls: Durable Lighting: Standard lighting Natural Light: None Electrical: Standard electrical service Fire Suppression: As required by local fire codes. Climate Control: Normal temperature and humidity requirements. Furnishings: Shelving

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Space Name: Receiving / Loading Number of Occupants: Assignable Square Feet: 200 Purpose and Activity Description A functional space must support receiving and shipping for the site. Relationships to Other Rooms or Functions Direct access should be provided to storage and maintenance areas. This area should be remote from public areas. Special Space Needs Floor: Durable Walls: Durable Ceiling Height: Utilitarian Lighting: Standard lighting for shipping space Electrical: Appropriate outlets are needed for use of power tools. Telephone and intercom system is needed. Fire Suppression: As required by local fire codes. Fire extinguisher. Climate Control: Normal temperature and humidity requirements. Furnishings: Built-in loading dock and ramping system. Security: Camera for remote monitoring.

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Space Name: Restrooms Number of Occupants: 100 Assignable Square Feet: 1,000 Purpose and Activity Description Public restrooms are required for each gender. Provide at least 6 regular and 1 handicap accessible stalls for women and 3 stalls (1 being accessible) and 4 urinals for men. The design must accommodate speedy services of large school and tour groups and busy tour days. Toilet fixtures should conserve water and automatic shut-offs installed on sinks. Changing tables should be available in male and female restrooms. Relationships to Other Rooms or Functions Location should be adjacent to lobby, near store and café while within a reasonable distance to staff offices. Special Space Needs Floor: Durable and easy to maintain. Walls: Durable Lighting: Standard lighting and task lighting levels Natural Light: No windows Electrical: Standard. Automatic shut-off on lights based on movement detectors preferred. Sufficient outlets are needed for cleaning the space. Fire Suppression: As required by local fire codes. Climate Control: Normal temperature and humidity requirements. Furnishings: Toilets sink counters, diaper changing counters. Partitions should be impervious to writing utensils. Men’s urinals should have modesty wings. Security: Public access

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Space Name: Collections Storage & Exhibit Preparation Space Number of Occupants: up to 6 Assignable Square Feet: 1,000 Purpose and Activity Description This room will serve as a workroom for projects. This includes preparing traveling exhibits for mounting, and developing interpretive program materials. It will also be used to house collection. Relationships to Other Rooms or Functions Direct access (large door 10 to 12 feet high) from this room into Permanent Orientation Exhibit space with a large exterior door also 10 to 12 feet high leading into this space. Special Space Needs Floor: Easy to clean carpet and replace in sections. Walls: Durable Ceiling Height: 14 feet Lighting: Standard and task lighting Natural Light: No windows or outdoor light Electrical: Sufficient for office workspace (one computer and telephone) Outlets are needed for vacuuming/cleaning space. Fire Suppression: As required by local fire codes. Fire extinguisher Climate Control: Maintain a temperature of 70 degrees (tolerance +/- 2 degrees) and a relative humidity (RH) of 50-55% (tolerance +/-3%). Depending on exhibit design, this may be handled with Micro-climates designed into exhibit cases. HVAC for galleries should have an independent HVAC system, or be zoned independent of other museum areas. Furnishings: Built in storage cabinets and work tables. Security: Camera and alarm on outside access. Interior doors must lock.

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PROJECT: New Wesley Jung Carriage Museum Space Name: Carriage Museum Foyer / Lobby Number of Occupants: Assignable Square Feet: 600 Purpose and Activity Description This is the main entrance and assembly area for the Carriage Museum and will provide the introduction to the collection for the visitor. The area which will serve as the lobby should be warm and inviting, make good use of natural light and provide an open, welcoming space to serve as a gathering point for individuals and larger groups (school and adult tours up to 120). Spaces for bench seating are important. This space should be equally functional during the peak summer season when staffing and visitation are high and during the off-peak winter season when staffing and visitation levels are low. The space should blend with the character of the site. Relationships to Other Rooms or Functions The lobby will provide the indoor connection to the Learning & Visitors Center. Special Space Needs Floor: Immediate entry area should accommodate all-weather conditions and be easy to clean and replace in sections. Walls: Durable Ceiling Height: 10 to 14 foot Lighting: Standard lighting and task lighting levels Natural Light: Desirable Electrical: Telephone with intercom access to staff offices and public areas. Intercom must include sound system with speakers sufficient to address public groups. Background music may also be played through this sound system. Network access for one workstation may be required. Sufficient outlets are needed for vacuuming/cleaning space and dedicated outlets to support special functions should be considered. Fire Suppression: Museum Quality and as required by local fire codes. Climate Control: Normal temperature and humidity requirements. Airlock needed at entry doors to protect building interior from extreme temperature variations. Furnishings: Rest benches and a drinking fountain. Security: High security area with public access requires cameras supporting remote monitoring.

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Space Name: Space Name: Permanent Orientation Exhibit Space Number of Occupants: up to 500 Assignable Square Feet: Total 18,051 Purpose and Activity Description This space will use modern display and interpretation techniques to tell the stories of carriages and horse powered transportation from the 19th Century. The orientation area and exhibits will showcase the features of the collection and the contributions of the Jung family. Objects will be displayed. The exhibits will feature a high degree of interactivity and include performance and teaching functions. Several components will involve computer stations. The exhibit is intended both as a display of the carriage collection and as a component of the historic site museum experience. The exhibit area will make it possible to provide year-round programming. The space will be divided into three general groupings of artifacts:  4 Large Displays with Horses  59 Displays Without Horses  Children’s Sleds & Vehicles The four large displays with horses will each occupy 378 square feet for a 1,512 total square feet required. The largest display area requirement will be the exhibit area consisting of 59 displays without horses. The average display size there will be 266 square feet with the total coming to 15,694 square feet. The children’s sleds and vehicles will require 845 square feet in total for this display. Special exhibits will be included in the Carriage Museum. The staging of a vignette around the story of the Jung Carriage Works, a simulated carriage ride and a carriage restoration workshop behind a glass window are a handful of exhibits under consideration. As visitors stroll through the exhibits the concept of following a pathway or rustic lane including elements such as a hedge maze can enhance their experience. Relationships to Other Rooms or Functions Coming through the main lobby the design should direct the visitor towards the Carriage Museums exhibit spaces while allowing the visitor to decide when during their visit they chose to see this museum. Once within the Carriage Museum the space design must guide the visitor past all of the exhibits within the museum. The details of the exhibit design and the interpretation remain to be fully developed. Direct access (large exterior door 10 to 12 feet high) from this room to outside of the building will enable staff to move exhibits into and out of the museum. Special Space Needs Floor: Durable and carpeted for sound reduction. Easy to clean and replace in sections. Walls: Durable Ceiling Height: 12 to 14 foot at minimum

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Lighting: Flexible track lighting system with museum appropriate lighting at levels which can be controlled. Recessed “work” lighting is also needed for non-gallery related activity (cleaning, maintenance, etc.) Natural Light: None Electrical: Occupancy sensing / programmable electrical systems; wall and floor outlets sufficient for potential exhibit designs; and need to support dedicated computer terminals. Room will require speakers sufficient to address the public groups. Background music may be played through the sound system. Sufficient outlets are needed for vacuuming / cleaning space. Fire Suppression: As required by local fire codes with dry-pipe “pre-action” system to minimize damage to collections. Wall mounted fire extinguisher. Climate Control: Maintain a temperature of 70 degrees (tolerance +/- 2 degrees) and a relative humidity (RH) of 50-55% (tolerance +/-3%). Depending on exhibit design, this may be handled with Micro-climates designed into exhibit cases. HVAC for galleries should have an independent HVAC system, or be zoned independent of other museum areas. Furnishings: Rest benches Security: High security area with public access requires cameras supporting remote monitoring.

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