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Merrill Historical Society breaks ground for new center

Merrill Leaders broke ground for a new museum and culture center Wednesday night.

The Historical Society has been fundraising for two years and raised close to one million dollars to build the brand new center at the site of the current one on East 3rd Street in Merrill.

Officials and donors held met at the society's annual ice cream social to celebrate.

Leaders said they were overwhelmed by support of the community and are proud to keep Merrill's history alive in a new space.

"I think it shows that people do understand the importance of history not only to our community but to any community. The thing that makes any community unique is it's history," Historical Society President Beatrice Lebal said.

She said the building should be completed by the end of the year, but it will take some time to reconstruct all of the exhibits.

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