Fairbury Museum Continues To See Increased Attendance

FAIRBURY – The Fairbury City Museum continues to see strong attendance and interest.

Museum President Ben McBride gave his annual report to the Fairbury City Council on Tuesday. He says in the past year 1,203 people have signed the museum’s guest book.

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McBride said a good amount of work has gone into cleaning and maintaining historic artifacts, including the Gatling gun from Plymouth that was the center of controversy earlier in the summer.

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He also said work has gone into improving the school house and cleaning and organizing the storage rooms. One of those rooms will be converted into a display commemorating the Campbell Brothers Circus.

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The circus made it’s winter home in Fairbury from 1885 to 1913. McBride hopes to have the display open in April.

Also during Tuesday night’s meeting the council approved the demolition of nine buildings as part of the owner occupied housing rehabilitation program. The bulk of that work will be paid for through a grant from the Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust.

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