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$120K raised for Sulphur museum

3 years 3 months 7 hours ago September 08, 2013 Sep 8, 2013 Sunday, September 08 2013 September 08, 2013 10:07 AM in News
By: Associated Press

SULPHUR - The Brimstone Museum is more than halfway to its goal of securing funding for a permanent exhibit on Sulphur's history.

Thom Trahan, Brimstone executive director, tells The American Press that about $120,000 of the estimated $212,000 needed to complete the project has been secured.

The estimated cost includes development, construction and production costs. The museum is seeking donations from the city, industries and residents.

In June, the museum accepted the donation of a 900-square-foot building, which will house its administrative offices, restrooms and a small gift shop.

The original plan was to expand the museum by building a new wing, but Trahan said renovating the old building will save money.

Construction will begin once the museum receives a permit from state inspectors.

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