Purple Heart Hall in New York to get $10 million expansion
NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (AP) — The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor in the Hudson Valley is getting a $10 million upgrade.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that the museum about 60 miles north of New York City will be expanded with an enhanced entrance, exhibits and greater accessibility.
The Democratic governor says the expansion will include a new wing with interactive exhibits and galleries, public gathering space, increased programming and parking and walkway improvements.
Final designs for the expansion are expected to be completed by next year with construction starting in 2020.
The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor is dedicated to Purple Heart recipients. It’s located at the camp in New Windsor where Gen. George Washington first awarded the forerunner to the Purple Heart in 1782.