An exciting expansion
The Union County Heritage Museum used its 20th anniversary annual lunch meeting Thursday to announce an ambitious and exciting expansion project.
What started 20 years ago as a committee that wanted to form an historical society has become a quality small museum backed by an active society.
The problem today is that success has brought the museum artifacts and donations that are packed away because there is no space to put them on display.
Two major collections come to mind. The Coffey Family collection of about 800 volumes includes one of the most impressive collections of Faulkner books (including first editions), poems, short stories and other materials of any museum or library in the Southeast.
The collection also includes a set of first editions by local author, Borden Deal.
The museum also has stored away the Chico Foote collection of approximately 30 mounts from his African and Alaskan expeditions. Only the tiger is on display near the front entrance of the museum.
Included in the expansion plan are additional display rooms, a library, and a large meeting room for museum events that will greatly increase the size of the museum.
What is needed, of course, is money for construction and displays. We hope the community will step forward and participate in the fundraising effort that will move our community treasure forward.
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