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Agriculture museum coming to Blissfield

BLISSFIELD, MI (Toledo News Now) -

Thearchitect who built the National World War II Museum in Washington, DC isbringing his talent to Blissfield. The town was selected to be the home of anew multimillion-dollar agriculture museum.

"Peopledon't want to see skyscrapers or casinos brought into town, but they want tosee a positive growth or a proper growth for our area," explained VillagePresident Mike Gunter.

Thatgrowth will come in the form of an agricultural awareness and preservationmuseum.

"Itall falls back to our heritage, and to embrace that is a good thing," Guntersaid.

About$1 million worth of donated items for the museum have already come in from thecommunity.

"Thecollection is born and grown in Lenawee County," said Melissa Growden, one ofthe organizers for the museum. "There are 6,000 toys, more than 350 pedaltractors."

Thegroup says they're confident that no matter where in Blissfield they decide tobuild, the museum will become a national destination.

"Thismeans for Lenawee County, tens of thousands of tourists per year," Growdensaid.

Thegroup is still working on fundraising for the museum, but they hope to choose alocation as soon as possible.

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