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Cherokee Co. Heritage Center extends hours to show off new look

Source: KTRE staff Source: KTRE staff
RUSK, TX (KTRE) -

The Heritage Center of Cherokee County has been undergoing renovations and is ready to display the new look.

The 5-month-long renovation was headed up by Betty Marcontell, who said a new Texas State Railroad exhibit was added to the eight other exhibits.

The museum will be open Monday through Friday from Noon to 2 p.m., in addition to their normal hours on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. from Nov. 17 through Dec. 12. Please note, in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, the museum will be closed on Thursday - Sunday, November 27 to 30, 2014.

Special guest speakers are scheduled from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. On Tuesday, November 25, Kevin Gentry will speak on the history of the Rusk Penitentiary & the Texas State Railroad from 1880's - 1918. On Wednesday, December 3, Kevin Stingley will speak on the History of New Birmingham 1880s - 1890s. OnWednesday, December 10, Jim Cromwell will speak on a topic to be announced.For more information, visitors can call (903)-683-2500.

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