Published on Thursday, 1 July 2021
Written by Olivia Marble @marbleolivia
NEW BRITAIN — The New Britain Museum of American Art’s historic Landers House has a new life as a lounge and a makerspace after months of renovations transformed the first floor.
NBMAA held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday to mark the grand reopening of the house. The first floor now features the Sylvia Bonney Halcyon Lounge and the Stanley Black & Decker Makerspace.
The ceremony had opening remarks by NBMAA CEO and Director Min Jung Kim, Mayor Erin Stewart, Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz and the state Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner David Lehman.
“Today marks a very important day… The incredible renovations have brought the Landers House back to its original glory, and all who live in and visit New Britain will be able to enjoy it again,” Stewart said in her opening remarks.
Most of the first floor of the house was turned into a lounge area with a library, a bar, two living rooms and a sunroom. The space will generally be open to the public, but NBMAA members will be able to rent it out for private events, NBMAA Director of Marketing Lisa Lappe said.
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