New expansion means new exhibits

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ALBERT LEA – Minn. – One southern Minnesota museum just opened it’s new doors to the public.

After years of planning and months of construction the Freeborn County Historical Society Museum’s new expansion is complete.

Executive director Pat Mulso said that the expansion was needed now more than ever they’re storage space was limited and the donations of pieces from eras they haven’t covered yet, continued to come in.

“We had no additional space to take things in so we had pretty good exhibits up to about the 1940s,” Mulso said. “Now that the baby boomers are retiring, they’re cleaning house and they want to give us things from the 50s and 60s and we literally has no place to go with them.”

The expansion includes a new entrance, additional bathrooms, meeting areas, office spaces and finally, new storage areas to house incoming items that will later be on display in the expanded exhibit areas.

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