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Kentucky Military History Museum to reopen next month

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentuckians can get their first look at a
renovated Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal on
Veterans Day.

The museum in downtown Frankfort will reopen to the public in a
ceremony on Nov. 11.

The facility is operated by the Kentucky Historical Society and
the Kentucky Department of Military Affairs.

So far, nearly $1.5 million has been allocated to the renovation
project. By the time the restoration is complete, expected in 2013,
the project will cost more than $2 million.

Built in 1850, the State Arsenal is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

A "Kentucky Military Treasures" exhibit will be on display
when the museum reopens. Besides artifacts, the exhibition features
stories of Kentuckians who fought in battles spanning nearly 200
years.

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