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Ellis County Historical Society Museum closing temporarily

Beginning Thursday, the Ellis County Historical Society will relocate offices, photo collections and archive materials to 1111 E. 30th (the little dome).

The Board of Trustees decided to close the Gallery and Stone Church to the public due to negative health effects from increasing mold growth.

“We will continue to provide materials for researchers at our new location, but will have no exhibits. We will be able to focus more heavily on our digital initiative. This includes making photo collections available online through our website and scanning documents for easy access and preservation,” the society said in a news release Wednesday.

Appointments to tour the Volga German House and Fire Museum will be required.

“We are currently investigating alternative housing for the museum and collections in storage, including construction of a new museum building at our current Seventh and Main location,” the new release said.

For more information, visit www.echshays.org, call 785-628-2624 or visit on Facebook.

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