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Museum celebrating 25 years

Monday, September 19, 2005

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Curator Mary Moore shows off two of the many unique items on display at the Clay County Historical Society Old Post Office Museum located at 100 E. National Ave.: A radio that was manufactured on the second floor of Lynn's Pharmacy and the first TV brought to Brazil in 1949.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Clay County Historical Museum is a timeless treasure chest of local history..

Once used as the Brazil Post Office, the building has been found to be suitable for a museum and a historic landmark.

The 92-year-old structure was designed by James Knox Taylor, a well known architect of the period, and constructed using such materials as Vermont granite, Indiana limestone and Clay County brick. It has features like the "secret passageway" on the second floor of the building that leads from the basement level to above the skylight.

This is a place where you want to slow down and look at each piece of history on display in the glass cases. From antique furniture to Jimmy Hoffa memorabilia and Ivan Fugua's 1932 Olympic Gold Medal.

There is plenty to see while visiting the two-story building and the basement areas.

After you've completed your tour, remember there will be old-fashioned cakes and punch served at the museum in honor of its anniversary which is being celebrated in conjunction with this year's historic home tour.

Tickets for the Meridian-Forest Historic District's Fourth Annual Historic Home and Landmark Tour on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m., are $5 each and can be purchased at any of the tour sites during the day of the event.

Advance tickets can also be purchased by calling Veda Bussing at 448-8595 or Scott Tillman at 446-7136.

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