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Open house Saturday at Buck’s Store Museum in Bena

Buck’s Store Museum, the former storehouse at Bena long operated by the late C.B. “Buck” Rowe and now owned by the Guinea Heritage Association, will be open for visitors from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

With the help of Abingdon Ruritan Club members, the store has been cleaned and partially painted with old items now displayed on the clean shelves. Ginny Snowden, an association member, said, “Although there is far to go with the work, the organization wants to share the progress with the community.”

A release says the spirit of cooperation in working on the old store “has been tremendous.” A recent acquisition now on display is a 1928 Remington cash register from the Robins family, used in the store a couple of miles down the road operated by Percy Robins.

“GHA hopes the community will want to share in the experience of restoring the building and also in the development of the museum as not just a repository of items, but also an education...

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