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Published January 23, 2014, 08:19 PM

Lake Region Heritage Center begins work on new exhibit

The Lake Region Heritage Center is beginning work on a new exhibit to tell the story of the pioneers of the area.

The Lake Region Heritage Center is beginning work on a new exhibit to tell the story of the pioneers of the area.

The second floor of the museum will be temporarily closed after this weekend so staff can begin work on a new feature. The North Dakota state historical society awarded a grant of more than $6,000 for the project. The new exhibit will open in late March.

Many of the artifacts currently in the museum will still be there,

but the new exhibit will help better demonstrate their place in local history.

Heritage Center Director Lisa Zimmerman said, "I think it'll give a good portrait of what Devils Lake was when it boomed in the early 20th century, so it'll have a concise story to tell about the lake region."

Just last month, the museum opened another new exhibit on the main floor, about how Devils Lake itself has shaped the history of the region.

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