- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) - Watchmaker Timex says it’s time to close its museum in Waterbury, Connecticut.

The company says Timexpo, which opened in May, 2001, will close on Sept. 30, a result of poor attendance.

Waterbury Mayor Neil O’Leary tells the Republican-American newspaper (https://bit.ly/1OFpKIp ) that Timex officials are working with the city’s Mattatuck Museum to preserve some of the museum’s artifacts.

Timexpo focused on the history of Timex and its beginnings as the Waterbury Clock Co.

It also exhibits the work of Norwegian anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl, who had connections to Timex’s Norwegian owners.

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Information from: Republican-American, https://www.rep-am.com

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