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Richmond Museum opens this weekend

The Herald Staff

The Richmond Community Museum will open for its 13th summer this weekend, president Mary Tooley said.

The museum will be open 1-4 p.m. weekends through Labor Day with no admission charge.

There are several new things to see, including items donated by the Horstick and Hobson families, the City of Richmond, Franklin County Historical Society and others, Tooley said. Numerous pages have been added to the archival materials, including a picture taken in 1957 of local residents who were in a civil defense training class that was sent by Carl Edwards of Lawrence.

Updates that can’t be easily seen are improvements in artifact and archival records being done by Sara Ben-Ezra of Lawrence and Hannah Jumet of Richmond. Both will be at the museum part-time in July to try to get these projects completed.

The museum plans to be open July 10-11 during the Richmond Free Fair and will be closed July 12.

The usual practices of wearing a mask and social distancing are suggested while visitors browse among the many items displayed.