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Work begins on Michigan's American Farm Museum

BLISSFIELD, Mich. (AP) - Work has begun in southeast Michigan on the future American Farm Museum and Education Center.
  
The Daily Telegram of Adrian reports that a groundbreaking for the project was held this month in Blissfield. Construction has begun on a storage building, which is the first step in a multiphase plan.
  
Melissa Durbin Growden is with the museum's board of directors. She says the idea for the museum came from Charles and Barbara Burkholder, who wanted to have their farm toy collection featured in the museum. The museum received the 13,000-piece collection and 350 pedal tractors in 2012.
  
Growden says the museum aims to build an understanding and appreciation for agriculture.
  
The museum bought the 34-acre property in 2017, as well as an adjoining 19 acres.
  
 


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