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A treasure uncovered

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 27th, 2013

The DeWitt County Museum houses so many items,

it’s easy to understand how some might be

forgotten. For Joey Woolridge, who recently joined the museum as co-director, there is much she has never even seen. So, when she discovered a large, metal box closed away in one of the home’s library cupboards, she was excited about its contents.

“Can you imagine being a historical person and being allowed inside this house all day,” Woolridge said. A local historian and Clinton Journal contributor, Woolridge came to the museum after serving for several years as administrative assistant at the Clinton Chamber of Commerce.

Woolridge was exploring the museum one day, when she realized she had never looked inside the cabinets located under the library’s bookcases.

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