Automatic doors can be fun!!

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In the lobby, looking through the automatic doors to the gallery
In the lobby, looking through the automatic doors to the gallery

In 1936, The Mariners’ Museum became high-tech with the installation of automatic doors in the main entrance.  These were the first automatic doors in the area, and it is reported that people would come to the museum just to check them out and “play” with them by going in and out.

Everyone was so excited about these doors that they had to describe how exactly they worked in the Daily Press on January 12, 1936.  It is as follows:   Read more