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SERC’s revamped Rockefeller Hall to be dedicated July 3



Photo By Jacqueline Weaver
The newly renovated Rockefeller Hall at the Schoodic Education and Research Center in Winter Harbor will be dedicated July 3 at 2 p.m. The $2.7-million renovation was funded by National Park Service entrance fees and a donation from philanthropist Edith Dixon.

WINTER HARBOR — Following months of extensive renovations, Rockefeller Hall at the Schoodic Education and Research Center (SERC) will be dedicated July 3 at 2 p.m.

The $2.7-million project was funded by National Park Service (NPS) entrance fees and a donation from philanthropist Edith Dixon of Winter Harbor.

Among the scheduled speakers are U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine); U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine); David Rockefeller Jr.; Alan Goldstein, chairman of the SERC Board; Gary Machlis, science advisor to the National Park Service (NPS) director, and Mike Soukup, president and CEO of the Schoodic Institute.

Sheridan Steele, superintendent of Acadia National Park, will emcee the event.

SERC is located on the site of the former Naval Security Group Activity base, which the Navy transferred to the NPS in 2002.

The renovation of the hall follows extensive work on the campus, including demolition of some buildings and renovation of existing spaces into classrooms, laboratories, lodging, dining rooms and a 125-seat auditorium.

Improvements to the 21,000-square-foot building undertaken by the NPS and Schoodic Institute include creating a reception desk, administrative offices, small group meeting rooms, six lodging suites, exhibits and a book sales area.

The building also was made handicapped-accessible with new entrance ramps, restrooms and an elevator.

The hall will be open for public tours after the ceremony from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

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Jacqueline Weaver

Jacqueline Weaver

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Jacqueline's beat covers the eastern Hancock County towns of Lamoine through Gouldsboro as well as Steuben in Washington County. She was a reporter for the New York Times, United Press International and Reuters before moving to Maine. She also publicized medical research at Yale School of Medicine and scientific findings at Yale University for nine years.[email protected]
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