Brandon, the birthplace of Stephen A. Douglas, is scheduled to open its museum in June. Douglas was a cabinet maker before going n to become Abraham Lincoln’s political rival. One of the rooms in the museum will focus on Douglas’s era, the abolitionist period in Brandon, said theRutland Herald. The museum is a 501c3 organization and, as such, donations are tax-deductible. The house might date back to the 1800s, but it will feature high-tech presentations including multimedia presentations, touch-screen computers, and a timeline. The museum is still looking for items it hopes can be donated, so if you’re interested contact the Brandon Area Chamber of Commerce at 802-247-6401 for specifics. “I think it’s going to be something the town can really be proud of,” said Bernie Carr, chairman of the museum’s board. Stop by and take a look if you’re near Brandon.
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