Alabama Civil War museum takes steps to better protect its artifacts

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Pope's Tavern Alabama
Pope's Tavern and Museum

A northwest Alabama museum that houses Civil War relics is taking steps to preserve them from extreme temperatures.

The TimesDaily reports that the Pope’s Tavern museum plans to install a heating and air conditioning unit to control the climate of its upstairs areas.

The former inn, stage coach stop and Civil War hospital has not had a climate controlled environment to help preserve many of its artifacts. Curator Wayne Higgins says that puts much of its collection — especially pieces made of cloth or paper — at risk of damage.

Republished with permission of the Associated Press.

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