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Thronateeska breaks ground on a new archives building

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Thousands of pages of documents that tell the history of Albany will soon have a new home.

In the next year, Thronateeska Heritage Center will open a new building that will serve as an archives for those documents that have built up over the years.

The new facility will be built next to existing buildings on the site.  A little more than 2 million dollars in SPOLST revenue will pay for the project.

Officials from Thronateeska say that having the facility is a natural for them.

"It fits directly within Thronateeska's mission to preserve our community's history. It preserves these documents for the future and future generations and also makes those available to a broader group of people," said Tommy Gregors, the Executive Director of Thronateeska Heritage Center.

The new facility replaces another room that currently houses some of the historical documents created by the city over the years. Gregors says that that facility has become overcrowded.

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