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Reception celebrates reopening of fire house
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On display in the fire house is this helmet from the New Glarus Fire Department. It is among several fire helmets from New Glarus and various locations in Switzerland. (Photo supplied)
NEW GLARUS - The New Glarus Historical Society invites the public to a free reception from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday celebrating the reopening of the fire house at the Swiss Historical Village and Museum, 612 7th Ave., New Glarus. One of 14 buildings that comprise the Swiss Historical Village and Museum, the fire house tells the story of the New Glarus Fire Department from its origins in 1902 and honors the long-standing service of local volunteers across generations. Thanks to recent financial donations, the fire house's exhibits, lighting and signage have been enhanced over the past several months to better showcase the vehicles, artifacts and equipment on display.