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Clarke Historical Museum in Eureka closed for renovations

EUREKA- The Clarke Historical Museum in Eureka is being renovated for the first time in 30 years.

The museum closed last week and will remain that way until January 28.  The renovations will change the layout of the museum to improve the flow of tours.  The new design will also show off more of the historic building's interior and make room for more exhibits, including a permanent space dedicated to local veterans.  A bigger event space will be featured as well.

"With such a large collection, often times things were really bunched together and it's hard to really connect with and admire individual items when they're so packed in so we really tried to make a concerted effort to spread things out, give cases and the space needed for these items to really be able to really be appreciated," said Ben Brown, the Director and Curator of the Clarke Historical Museum.

Members of the museum will get a sneak preview of the new layout on January 24.