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Howard Community College

Renovated Babe Ruth Birthplace to reopen Friday

Renovated Babe Ruth Birthplace to reopen Friday

After an extensive renovation of its Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum on 216 Emory St., the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation announced plans on Wednesday to reopen the baseball shrine Friday at 10 a.m. The renovation, which brings the attraction into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, includes a new main entrance and lobby on the north (Dover Street) side of the building, an elevator that provides access to public galleries on the first and second floors as well as to the third-floor offices, and redone public restrooms. Exhibit galleries have been upgraded and refreshed, with new installations featuring Ruth's "Called Shot" home run theater and a display on his...