The WASP museum in Sweetwater is receiving an expansion. However, the new space is about more than adding to display area, it’s about telling a story.
“A big thing is to understand if this is a museum about stuff and things or about people. It’s a little of both and we want to compliment that but it’s mostly about people,” commented Jerry Greymeyer, a designer with Z Projects LLC.
With that in mind, great care is being taken in the new construction but it is happening at a rapid pace so the remaining wasps can see it completed.
“We’ve already got a building up as you can see,” commented Dave Zobrist, owner and president of Z Projects.
Now expansion plans have been in the works for some time, so this may when the wasps have their annual homecoming, “They’re going to see it and think, ‘Wow, they did it,'” finished Zobrist.
The new expansion is being modeled after a wasp hangar that burned down in the 50s.
“They lost that historic building and now we’re bringing it back,” Zobrist continued.
The new area will double the museums floor space which means new galleries, exhibits, and more.
“These are all things that we are going through the creative process with right now,” commented Ann Hobing, the museum’s new director.
Hobing hopes that the new add on will be used for town events.
“We really want this to be a place where the community can come to gather,” she continued.
This new building is just one step in the museum’s master plan, which they hope to continue to act upon for years to come.
“We have a lot of stories to tell, in a respectful way but in a way that has people driving by and wondering what it is,” finished Greymeyer.