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African American Museum reopens in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- A staple of the Cedar Rapids Community has reopened after being closed since June 13th due of the summer's flood.

The African American Historical Museum and Cultural Center of Iowa reopened its doors Saturday morning with its brand new exhibit "No Roads Lead to Buxton" chronicling life in the predominantly African-American Iowa town back in the early 1900s.

Museum workers say it's good to be back especially after the building had such significant damage.

"It really is a good remedy for the depression that we had back on June 13th, when we saw all the water and everything," said Executive Director Thomas Moore.

The museum has a busy coming month of activities planned, including opening an exhibit on Haitian art in April.

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