01/12/13 163 W, 1 I - + 3 - 3 Raleigh Fire Museum Open Today, Saturday, January 12

If you're headed into downtown Raleigh today for the inauguration parade, poke your head into the nearby Raleigh Fire Museum. It's located 105 Keeter Center Drive and is open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Hundreds of artifacts and photographs are displayed. Newest is this handsome hand hose reel from the nineteenth century:

The museum is open on the second Saturday of each month, and is located in a classroom trailer at the Keeter Training Center at 105 Keeter Center Drive. Parking and restrooms are available. Admission is free. Learn more about the museum, and the group that operates it, at www.raleighfiremuseum.org.

Please note that other antique apparatus is stored elsewhere. Both the museum's 1961 American LaFrance pumper and the city's collection of antique fire apparatus is housed at at Fire Station 28 at 3500 Forestville Road. The collection includes a 1905 steamer, a 1926 American LaFrance pumper, a 1950 Mack pumper, and a 1982 Mack pumper. Visitors are welcome.

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