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Questions arise as Jimtown Historical Museum shows no signs of being open

Jimtown Historical Museum (WSBT photo)
Jimtown Historical Museum (WSBT photo)
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It's a historic Jimtown location.

The Jimtown Historical Museum was closed around the start of the pandemic.

It is supposed to be open now. But, It’s basically a ghost town out at this historical site.

No evidence of it being open, no hours of operation listed, just a lone car in the parking lot.

It's been in Jimtown for years, providing a look into the past.

“There is a lot of stuff that was gifted to the museum of a lot of family members in the township, businesses in the township, as well as school photographs from way back, and they're all in that building. I don't think anything has actually been removed, but nobody's got access to see any of it,” said Brad Wright, author of "History of Baugo Township and the Village Called Jamestown."

Brad Wright is a local author and historian.

He says he gets plenty of calls from people asking what's going on with the museum.

“I'm getting contacted quite often about how can I get in, how can I reserve he building, what's going on down there, it's never open, and I've actually been there a few times in the last year at least, because I had an item there that I wanted back and it took me quite some time before I did get it back,” said Wright.

WSBT went to the museum on Wednesday.

Despite there being a car in the parking lot, and hearing footsteps inside, no one answered.

“There's no contact name, there's no hours posted on the building, and if I'm not mistaken, back when I started looking into this, the contact phone numbers didn't work,” said Wright.

Wright suspects someone may be living at the museum.

He points out the yard continues to be maintained.

“They are maintaining the property, they've done it through volunteers, they've done it through someone that is mowing the property, but there's a lot of cars in the parking lot, there's a camper in the parking lot, it's not serving the community for its purpose,” said Wright.

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WSBT tried to contact people associated with the museum, but our requests for interviews weren't returned.

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