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Old museum comes down


The Carter House, home to the White Hall Museum, was torn down by the public works department on June 18.

This former residence was donated to the city by the Carter family and has housed the museum for several years.

It only took a few days to clear the debris and level the lot in order to make room for the construction of a new museum.

Plans for the new museum have already been approved. According to White Hall Mayor Noel Foster the city would like to begin construction as soon as possible. The project is expected to take several months to complete.

The plans include a new structure that will maintain the look and feel of a home from the outside. Inside, the floor plan includes an office, kitchenette and restrooms.

The display area will be approximately 1,200 square feet and visitors will be able to go on a self-guided tour as they walk around the museum and read the plaques that will explain the artifacts.

The goal is to group items according their respective decade and arrange them chronologically. Visitors will be able to travel through time as they walk through the museum.

Other planned amenities to the museum include a video which visitors can watch and learn about different historical aspects of White Hall.

The Veterans Memorial located on the grounds of the museum will remain a highlight for the city and has not been disturbed during the demolition of the museum.