Vision for the Caroline Stevens Rogers Building

Renovation, Revitalization & Rebirth



Mission/Vision Statement

To create a vibrant place where the North Andover Historical Society partners with our community to connect through historical exhibits, education, and community events.

 

watch this short video with james worden to learn more (1:46 min)

 

Lobby

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  • Spacious, welcoming and inspirational space to direct Society and others to where they need to go

  • Generate lots of foot-traffic which will build interest & involvement

  • Future museum café area in one corner of lobby

 

History Alive wing

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Large permanent exhibit space including rotating exhibits with member and town artifacts in various subjects of interest

 

ENERGY ALIVE WING

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  • Energy history, clean energy, transportation, home efficiency and lighting through time and to the future and beyond…

  • Think-lab concept for hands on learning and working on new things in energy, transportation and efficiency

 

NEW Director’s Office JUST BEHIND THE LOBBY

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  • Professional, Clean & Modern Office adjacent to the library.

  • + 4 other staff spaces also off lobby

 

theater

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31x31x22’ tall space for larger meetings, presentations and events permanently set up and ready to be used…

 

Yoga, Art, Art Classes, Receptions (Second Floor)

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Town & Community Participation

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  • Use of ADA bathrooms for common events

  • Use of flexible spaces and theater for events

  • Staging of public works operations for common grounds keeping

  • Town mows lawn, plows snow and does lobby & bathroom janitorial


BENEFITS OF RENOVATING THE CSR BUILDING

1.) Efficiency: Energy Efficiency

2.) Relevance: addressing and communicating the significance of North Andover’s history to our diverse community

3.) Authenticity and Stewardship: Valuing artifacts and the true stories of our history, as well as Restoring and preserving history / community assets / display artifacts in storage

4.) Inclusivity: Engaging the larger community, including our underserved neighbors, by providing the space to expand program offerings

5.) Strengthen Community: becoming a vibrant community center by partnering with the town and local community groups.

  • Hosting “Historic Happy Hours” for professionals/networking

  • Open community space for mom’s/parenting groups, meetings, organizations and after school programs