February 28, 2014

The Witte Museum in San Antonio, TX will celebrate the completion and Grand Opening of the East Wing of B. Naylor Morton Research and Collections Center with a private event this evening. Beginning March 3rd the East Wing will be open to the public Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm.

The Witte Museum promotes lifelong learning through innovative exhibitions, programs and collections in natural history, science and South Texas heritage. NMTC financing allowed the completion of the first phase of their redevelopment project, the Witte Research Center. The Center provides a permanent home for the collection stories, programs and exhibits related to South Texas. The redevelopment will expand Witte’s already significant impact on the community by increasing display and program activity areas that are designated to engage participants in the social, cultural and economic history of the area. The new Center presents a significant, cutting-edge museum experience for visitors through a visible storage approach to viewing artifacts and places the Witte Museum at the forefront of innovative museums nationally. Using glass walled galleries and special transparent cabinetry, the Witte’s visible storage approach will transform how a visitor engages with the Witte’s collection.

NDC’s $8 million Qualified Equity Investment in the $11 million project was combined with financing and NMTC allocation from Chase Bank, resulting in the projected creation of 20 construction jobs and 22 permanent jobs.