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Agriculture museum coming to Blissfield

BLISSFIELD, MI (Toledo News Now) -

The architect who built the National World War II Museum in Washington, DC is bringing his talent to Blissfield. The town was selected to be the home of a new multimillion-dollar agriculture museum.

"People don't want to see skyscrapers or casinos brought into town, but they want to see a positive growth or a proper growth for our area," explained Village President Mike Gunter.

That growth will come in the form of an agricultural awareness and preservation museum.

"It all falls back to our heritage, and to embrace that is a good thing," Gunter said.

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

"The collection is born and grown in Lenawee County," said Melissa Growden, one of the organizers for the museum. "There are 6,000 toys, more than 350 pedal tractors."

The group says they're confident that no matter where in Blissfield they decide to build, the museum will become a national destination.

"This means for Lenawee County, tens of thousands of tourists per year," Growden said.

The group is still working on fundraising for the museum, but they hope to choose a location as soon as possible.

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