LAUREL, Del.- A group of local politicians and history enthusiasts gathered on the Fourth of July to officially open the Laurel Heritage Museum, a project long in the making.
The Laurel Historical Society has discussed founding a museum for nearly 20 years, but it wasn't until about 18 months ago this thought started becoming reality. A few Laurel-based groups and the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs worked together on the Laurel Heritage Museum.
The museum, located in a former train station, showcases around 230 years of memorabilia and documentation.
Laurel Historical Society member Norma Jean Fowler told WBOC that an effort was made to try to make the exhibits personal.
"There are a lot of people in Laurel who love history for the sake of history, but the average Joe, the ordinary family, there isn't as much of an interest until you make it personal," Fowler said. "It's not telling you the history of Laurel, it's telling you the history of the people who lived here."
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:38 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:38:16 GMT
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