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Langlade County museum building looking to expand for wheelchair accessSubmitted: 03/29/2019
Dan Hagen
Dan Hagen
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Langlade County museum building looking to expand for wheelchair access
ANTIGO - In 1997 the Antigo library moved locations because it was not wheelchair-friendly. The building that remained became a museum, but steps are still the only way to get in. Nancy Bugny said an addition on the north side of the building will change that, as well as provide some new facilities.

"We'll have bathrooms available to people, not in the basement anymore, but on this first floor as well as the second," said Bugny.


Once the addition is complete, plays and lectures will return to the auditorium on the second floor. Any leftover money will go toward updating the lights and fixing the ceiling.

The Langlade County Historical Society has raised $250,000 so far. If you'd like to help them reach their goal of $500,000, reach out to The Langlade County Historical Society on Facebook, or send a tax-deductible gift to:

Let's Make History
c/o Langlade County Historical Society
P.O. Box 215
Antigo, 54409


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