12/03/09 142 W, 1 I - + 7 - 12 New Bern Firemen's Museum Unveils Exhibit Plans

FireNews also finds this New Bern Sun Journal story on the unveiling of exhibit plans at the New Bern Firemen's Museum. On the anniversary of the Great Fire of 1922, the museum presented plans on Tuesday for an interactive exhibit about the fire. It'll be housed next door in the soon-to-be-restored Central Fire Station at 420 Broad Street. The 1928 structure was closed in 2000, after Station 1 was relocated to 1401 Neuse Boulevard. (Learn more about New Bern's former firehouses.)

The planned exhibit will include a four-foot-wide model of what New Bern looked like in 1922. Also planned for the firehouse building is a second-story children's museum that focuses on teaching fire safety. The projected budget for the project is $483,000, and $220,000 has been raised so far. The firehouse building is scheduled to open by next year. Read the entire article.

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