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African-American museum relocates

Eagle staff report

The African-American Heritage Museum has moved its artifacts to the old Bryan Cotton Warehouse at the intersection of West 16th Street and North Bryan Avenue.

The items had previously been stored at several storage places throughout the area, said Mel Pruitt, CEO and chairwoman of the museum.

Pruitt said anyone with materials they would like to donate to the museum can bring them to the warehouse on Monday nights between 9 and 10:30 p.m.

She said they are looking for an old iron cook stove with an iron tea kettle, an ice box and a wash stand. Other items that represent black history in the area will be appreciated, she said.

Pruitt said the museum’s architect and general contractor are seeking additional bids because the first bids came in over budget.

Pruitt said organizers are hoping to raise an additional $100,000 to make sure the museum is debt-free when it opens. So far, she said, more than $310,000 has been raised.


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