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2017-06-14 / Front Page

Luce Historical Museum Opens

The Luce County Historical Society officially will open the Old Jail and Sheriff’s Residence Museum for the summer season starting June 21. The museum will be open every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. or by appointment.

The building is a twostory stone jail from the big pine logging days. The sheriff’s residence is an 1894 Richardson Romanesquestyle building featuring Jacobsville sandstone. Included on The Register of National Historic Places, it was cited for its “outstanding historical and architectural merit.”

Visitors can tour the men’s and women’s jail, original kitchen and living area, 1890 courtroom, Native American display, school room artifacts and more and view the restored crane fountain on the grounds.

The museum is located at 411 West Harrie Street, across from the hospital. Admission is by donation. For an appointment outside of regular hours of operation call (989) 306-1860.

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