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Historical Society uses shutdown to revise space


August 1, 2020

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Ironwood Area Historical Society President Sandy Sharp, and Rod Smith, vice president and secretary, stand behind a century-old butcher block in the new women's exhibit of the museum at the Historic Ironwood Depot. The worn block was used by area grocer Tony Lopez to cut meat for customers.


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IRONWOOD - The Ironwood Historical Society is celebrating its 50th anniversary and, although the pandemic shutdown has not provided much opportunity for fanfare, it has given the board and volunteers a chance to revitalize the museum and add new exhibits.

"Yes, unfortunately the Depot Museum is closed, but our volunteer staff have been very busy behind the scenes," said Sandy Sharp, president of the historical society. "We have been paying close attention to COVID-19, and our volunteers have been scheduled at varying times to complete many proj...

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