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Grout Museum unveils new permanent exhibit

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Thursday the Grout Museum district unveiled a tribute to the history of Waterloo.

"Heritage Hall: The Story of Waterloo" is a new permanent exhibit at the Grout museum of history and science.

The display showcases photographs, artifacts, and documents of the city from as far back as 1840.

The museum director is hoping visitors will gain a better understanding of how Waterloo grew into the community we know today.

"I think people will walk away with a sense of pride," Curator of Exhibits Robin Venter said.  "And in knowing that, everybody here, that makes up this community, is an important part of who we are."

Thursday's event was a sneak peek for museum donors.

The display opens to the public this weekend.

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