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The Iron County Historical Society is undergoing a revitalization to modernize its museum in Hurley. The project will include moving items to new locations in the building and becoming more of a "public place," according to chairman Nick Zuvich.

HURLEY - The Iron County Historical Society is planning a revitalization of its museum this year.

According to chairman Nick Zuvich, the goal is to have the museum become more of a public place.

"Before, there used to be speakers who would come, and now we have the courtroom so we would like to use that space as a public area and invite speakers on a variety of topics," Zuvich said.

The museum opened in 1976 in the former Iron County Courthouse on Iron Street. The plan is to modernize, using today's technology to attract more people to the historic site.

Zuvich said Bill Rebane has been helping in the project, by updating the website and using computers at the museum.

In addition to updating the technology, the plan is also to update the looks of the museum. According to Zuvich, newer scenes will be created and things will be rearranged.

"We've been thinking about doing this for awhile," Zuvich said, "however we need to get more people involved. We are all volunteers. It's a really great place."

For more information about the Iron County Historical Society, the museum or volunteering, call the museum at 715-561-2244, Zuvich a 715-561-5526, Rebane at 715-893-2254 or visit ironcountymuseum.org.