Museum demolition postponed

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HOPE, Ind. (AP) — Plans to raze a Hope museum that honors rural mail carriers are being postponed until spring.

The Indiana Rural Letter Carriers Association Museum was scheduled to be demolished as part of a $100,000 town square beautification project after the three-day Hope Heritage Days festival in September. But The Republic reports organizers hadn’t found a location to temporarily house museum artifacts, and the demolition was postponed.

The artifacts housed in the nearly 40-year-old museum include two enclosed mail delivery carriages that are believed to have been made by the Neligh Co. of Hope and a cash and supply box belonging to Hope carrier E.J. Spaugh.

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