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History to come alive at new Civil Rights facility

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By Cade Fowler - bio | email

October 10, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - History will come alive Friday in Albany. A ribbon cutting ceremony will mark the opening of the new expansion to Albany's Civil Rights Institute.

Ground was broken on the $3.1 million facility in May of 2007. The 12,000 square foot addition will feature interactive exhibits that turn back the pages to the 1960's with music and audio recordings. Other items on display include historic items donated by the public along with numerous photographs which allow visitors a look back at the movement that had an historic impact on Albany and southwest Georgia.

The official ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 2:00 Friday afternoon and admission to the museum will be free from 3 to 4 p.m.

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