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Museum fits in plans for chamber

Almost five years, the Union Parish Chamber of Commerce began looking to create its own home.
For years, the chamber used office space at the Courthouse Annex provided by the Union Parish Police Jury.
“We began looking for our own building, to create our own identity,” said chamber board member Quentin Durr. “When we found the building, we began looking at ways the space could be put to the best utilized. The museum was maybe the first concept we settled on. When we pitched it to our sponsors, they felt it was a good use of the building.
On Thursday, the opening of the Union Parish Museum of History and Art will be formally announced. Housed on the first floor of the old Farmerville Bank building on North Main at East Jackson Street, the museum will host four exhibits annually that focus on areas of interest to local residents. The first exhibit, “Celebrating The Waters of Union Parish,” will open in the fall.

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