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Carlson collection to be removed PDF E-mail
The Plainsman Museum in Aurora is in the midst of a major transition with its collections and exhibits as staff and volunteers work to remove more than 4,500 items on loan from the Carlson family since 1976.
Approximately 36 years ago, a wide variety of antiques ranging from automobiles to salt and pepper shakers collected by E.A. Carlson of Hordville were loaned to the museum. An agreement was reached at that time explaining that the annual terms did not involve a financial transaction, as the items were merely on loan. The museum board and Carlson family announced this week that the loan agreement will not be renewed, and that the family plans to sell the collection at auction.
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