HANCOCK Â-- A new visitors center downtown and continued efforts to bring business and jobs to the former Fleetwood property are among the projects expected in Hancock this coming year, Town Manager David Smith said.
Smith said he is donating space in his building at 42-48 W. Main St., the former Secret's building, for a town museum/visitors center that would be run by the town and the Hancock Historical Society.
The museum/visitors center is expected to open in the spring. In addition to having information for tourists, the center will display historical items from the historical society and geological displays and a taxidermy exhibit from the Sideling Hill visitors center, which closed in August, Smith said.
"I think that will bring a lot of life to Main Street," Smith said.
Tracy Salvagno, with the historical society, said the initial plan is to have historical items on display at the museum in the new space and keep the research library at Town Hall.