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Thronateeska opens new museum

Shay Meredith, Curator Shay Meredith, Curator
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Thronateeska Heritage Center opened up their newest museum.

The Georgia museum of Surveying and Mapping is officially open. They received more than a hundred artifacts from Dan Crumpton who retired and ran the museum in Warrenton, GA in 2009. The exhibit also displays maps from local surveyors. Officials hope the museum will teach visitors how mapping and surveying works.

"Well I really don't think a lot of people really understand what goes into surveying and mapping,” said Shay Meredith, Curator. “They may see the people on the side of the road conducting surveys, but have no real understanding of what they're doing and the history of that and how its shaped Georgia, shaped Albany, shaped the whole country. So we're hoping that they get a little better  understanding of all of those things."  

The museum is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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