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Renovated Harrison County Courthouse is now home to a historical museum

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MARSHALL, Tx. -

The City of Marshall, Texas has a new attraction.

After seven years of renovations, the old Harrison County Courthouse has been transformed into a historical museum.

The building, which was originally built in 1901, is known by many as the center of the Wonderland of Lights in Marshall, Texas, but now it's home to several

historic exhibits of Harrison County.

Executive Director Janet Cook says that the purpose of the exhibits is to tell the story of Harrison County and its people.

"It's very rewarding after such a long project to open up our beautiful exhibits" says Cook.

The Harrison County Historical Museum was founded in 1965 by community historians and volunteers. The groups collected over 100,000 objects, documents, books and photographs

documenting the history of Harrison County, the east Texas region and Texas.

The mission of the Harrison County Historical Museum is to collect, preserve, and interpret for the public benefit, education and enjoyment of the historical heritage of Harrison

County and matters related to Texas history.

The Harrison County Historical Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The prices are as follows:

adults = $6

students and teens = $1

children under 16 are free when accompanied by an adult

The museum also offers half-price on Tuesdays and museum members are free on Tuesdays.

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