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Franklin County Historical Museum celebrates 100th birthday

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PASCO, Wash. -- Several streets in East Pasco shut down Saturday morning to celebrate a big birthday for the Franklin County Historical Museum. 
100 years ago, the building opened as the city's first library with more than 12-hundred books. Back than the population in Pasco was a little more than two-hundred people.

It was originally a library donated by steel magnate Andrew Carnegie.  The museum was built in 1911 and was called Pasco's Carnegie Library. It was renamed the Franklin County Historical Museum in 1983.

"All of our Franklin County history which is very unique and interesting.  We have all kinds of information and records for people, especially people who have lived there a long time. but if you're new to the community, come and learn about your community at the museum," says Sheral Webb, the Franklin county Historical Society Administrator who helped plan the celebration.

Celebrations included free tours, live music, old car displays dancing and even free memberships.