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HOMETOWN PROUD: Free history lessons await at the Franklin County Museum in Pasco

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PASCO, WA - Today was one of the first times our reporter Haley Gibbs really got the chance to explore Pasco, and because she wanted to know everything there is to know, she visited the Franklin County Museum to get the story. 

"What this museum really focuses is on is the people of this community and the stories that they have to tell," said Cydney Thompson, Assistant Director for the Franklin County Museum.

The museum starts you at 1883, when Pasco was first founded as a railroad town, and takes you all the way to the present.

   "In ten minutes of walking through this exhibit, you can get a really solid idea of what life has been like for the past 150 years that we have been here.," Thompson shared.

From heathcare to education and everything in between, the museum wants you to know it all, and Cydney firmly stands by this notion.

"My goal as a historian is to make sure that history is accessible to people," she told us. "We get a lot of people who come in from Pasco High that are excited to see their stories being told."

They have all the yearbooks from Pasco High right downstairs.

"We're more interested in those family names and that community tie, and really making sure that this community's story is told."

There's no entry fee, which means you can freely hear about Pasco's history at the Franklin County Museum. They also book events, so if you are interested on having any sort of event at a great and informative venue, you can contact them for more information.