(LEWES, Del.) - Construction to expand the Fort Miles Museum at Cape Henlopen State Park is currently underway at the historic World War II museum.

The Fort Miles Historical Association says can visitors expect to see a new outdoor event space and programming venue before the end of the year, as well as a new parking lot.

"We'll have about 4,500 square feet of outdoor area where we can hold events, additional programming and meetings that will all be in support of the museum's mission," said Mark Chura, the executive director of the Historical Association.

Construction crews began work Tuesday closing off the lookout point on a popular bike trail in the park for the next two months. Once the newly designed park reopens, visitors will be treated to several new exhibits including one highlighting an aircraft warning shed the park recently acquired.

"We recently acquired in the last year or so, an aircraft warning shed. We've also acquired a 90mm gun. Those artifacts will be part of our larger plan that will include the artillery park," Chura said.

Construction is not expected to impact park visitors. The new outdoor venue should be complete in October and the parking lot is slated to open by December.