My research trip to GSUSA last week was cut short by Blizzard Jonas, but I was delighted to discover some interesting changes afoot.
For the first time in nearly 20 years, the National Historic Preservation Center (NHPC) is undergoing a major transformation. The museum has been emptied and a completely new exhibition is being staged.
The new exhibit is still a work in progress, but I will share a sneak peek.
My only disappointment was finding out that the 11th floor cafeteria had closed. I was really looking forward to the best grilled cheese in Manhattan.
I understand that regular staff probably grew bored with the cafeteria, but it was a wonderful attraction for visiting troops and researchers. It was affordable food, conveniently located near clean restrooms and the Girl Scout Shop – three selling points for any troop leader. As a researcher, it was nice to have someplace in the building, where I could grab a quick lunch and not lose valuable research time.
At least from a visitor’s perspective, the cafeteria was a valuable resource that I’m sad to see eliminated.
©2016 Ann Robertson