The Birck Family Innovation Gateway will be a warm, energetic, and inviting entrance to the museum. Currently, visitors enter through a building that is non-ADA compliant nor stroller friendly. This new space will offer clear wayfinding for all visitors.
The Birck Family Innovation Gateway's centerpiece is an interactive digital exhibit filled with images and stories that can be explored by person, theme, timeline, or artifact. The digital exhibit experience will share a whole and inclusive history narrative where people will be able to upload approved documents, photographs and stories in a WIKI format inviting multiple perspectives and widening the narrative. This forward-thinking project will create a living legacy to inspire current and future generations and steer a path to a better tomorrow by showcasing our history, diversity, community leaders, and growth.