The Fullerton Museum is about to receive an $800,000 face lift--a move that one official said will cause the city to become "the chic place in Orange County."
With an additional $200,000 to renovate what formerly was the Museum of North Orange County, officials expect to reopen the old library building housing the museum by January, 1988, said Ronald E. Hagan, the city's community services director.
Last week, the City Council approved various agreements with different agencies, including the North Orange County Community College District, which will give the city a 20-year lease on the property--with a 20-year option--for $1 per year. The $800,000--part of which is a loan from the city to the museum--is $200,000 more than city officials originally approved.
As part of the museum center renovation project, officials are continuing to work on plans to construct a special-effects theater. The 360-seat Imax theater--the first in the county--would be part of a proposed $12-million downtown renovation project creating the Fullerton Museum Plaza.