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Historic documents to be featured in new Sellers Family exhibit

Saturday, February 2, 2013

The Putnam County Museum has a new exhibit celebrating another founding family of Putnam County.

The Sellers Family exhibit features artifacts that have been in the Sellers family since the mid 1800s, Museum Director Tanis Monday said in announcing the exhibit opening.

The display includes such historic artifacts as land grants signed by President James Monroe and President Andrew Jackson, a Civil War Bible and lapel pins, a wedding dress from 1878, and a slave cradle, just to name a few.

The public is invited to visit the museum on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 10:30 a.m. as Mary Heeke speaks on the origins and lineage of the Sellers family in Putnam County.

She will also talk about many of the items in the exhibit and their relation and story with the family and the county.

The exhibit opening will include light refreshments and an open house tour of the exhibit.

The exhibit can also be viewed during regular museum hours, 1- 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Putnam County Museum is located at 1105 N. Jackson St. in Greencastle.

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