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Hometown treasures: Jewels await discovery in your hometown

You think you know everything about your home; then you open a drawer or a closet and find an absolute treasure, overlooked and almost forgotten.

You think you know your hometown; then you stop in a small museum or art exhibit, and another dimension unveils its wonders. How much do you really know about the place you live?

This series, "Hometown Treasures," explores public museums, exhibits and archives open to all, and private collections available for viewing by appointment.


This week: A look at some local museums, compiled by members of the Gazette-Journal staff.

Gloucester Museum of History

Gloucester’s public museum is located in one of the most historic places in the county: the Botetourt Building on Main Street, built around 1770. This well-known structure, just east of the court green, operated as the Hotel Botetourt until 1958. The county bought the old hotel building in 1965, put it to various uses, and moved the Gloucester Museum of Histo...

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