Plan for museum at notorious Sing Sing prison get national attention

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Westchester’s concept of having a museum at Sing Sing will get national attention in the new week when more than 5,000 public and private sector planners gather in Philadelphia for the convention of the American Planning Association.

The Sing Sing idea...will be the focus of a panel discussion that will include...officials from Philadelphia, who will talk about the positive economic effects realized by the city after a museum was created at the Eastern State Penitentiary.

The proposal to build the museum at the historic 1825 cellblock at Sing Sing has been endorsed by two prominent historic preservation organizations: Historic Hudson Valley and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Beyond education, the purpose would be to generate tourism and to help revitalize the waterfront of the village.

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