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The colonial panel of the interpretive exhibits on Derby Wharf

Current Photographs of Derby Wharf Exhibits

The National Park Service proposes to remove or modify a collection of outdoor interpretive exhibits on Derby Wharf at Salem Maritime National Historic Site in Massachusetts. The principle component of the proposed action is the removal of exhibits that are damaged, inoperable, in poor repair or potentially unsafe for public use. A portion of the exhibits not meeting this criteria are also being considered for removal due to their effects on the park viewshed and visitor experience.

The interpretive exhibits along Derby Wharf were installed in 2010. They consist of five units of vertical text/image panels, a small mast and yard arm, an outdoor stage, and a collection of eight hands-on activities. The hands-on exhibits include nautical signaling, navigation, and communication activities. The majority of the hands-on exhibits are currently inoperable because of damage and missing components. The exhibits in question do not include the traditional wayside panels on the wharf.

Exhibits that are identified to be removed will not be replaced with additional exhibits at this time. The area previously occupied by exhibits will be returned to a natural state or a similar condition commonly found elsewhere along Derby Wharf or the other wharves within the park.

Exhibits that are identified to be modified will be repaired, relocated and/or adjusted to improve the visitor experience and safety within the park.

These files show the current state of the exhibits along Derby Wharf. The large .pdf file "photographs of the individual exhibits." contains photographs from multiple angles of the individual elements, while the two .jpg files, Derby Wharf Exhibit Locations 1 and 2, show the locations of the exhibits on the wharf.
 
Comment Period: Closed        09/12/2015 - 09/22/2015
Topic Questions:
1. Do the exhibits enhance or detract from the visitor experience and views along the wharf?
2. Should the outdoor stage adjacent to Derby Beach be removed or relocated? If so, why?
Document Content:
Derby Wharf Exhibit Locations 1.jpgDerby Wharf Exhibit Locations 1.jpg   (1.3 MB, Image file)
Derby Wharf Exhibit Locations 2.jpgDerby Wharf Exhibit Locations 2.jpg   (1.3 MB, Image file)
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