- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

GRASS LAKE, Mich. (AP) - A historical society in a southern Michigan village has found a place for its new museum but needs items to fill it.

The Grass Lake Historical Society seeks donations for the planned museum that will be in the department of public works building, a move the Village Council approved in March, the Jackson Citizen Patriot (http://bit.ly/1FZQRfB ) reported.

But it comes with a catch - the historical society has to help pay for the department’s new home. The group’s president, Marilyn O’Leary, said the group is planning to sell plaques honoring a veteran as part of a campaign to raise funds.

She said the plaques would be organized on plates and put in an exhibit in the museum. The plaques would cost $100, and each plate would feature around 50 veterans.

“We are hoping to feature a biography and picture with the honor wall,” she said.

The group is seeking contributions from any time period, war and military service.

Meanwhile, the historical society’s restoration of a century-old interurban rail car is ongoing. O’Leary said it takes around 50 hours to replace each window, but that the bumpers almost are finished and that paint has been removed from the car.

The no. 29 car originally was purchased by the Michigan Urban Traction Company in 1913 and it rode along the Boland Line.

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Information from: Jackson Citizen Patriot, http://www.mlive.com/jackson

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