Former Quincy library building to house history museum

QUINCY - The building that formerly housed Quincy's public library is set to be converted into the city's new history museum.

Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County officials say they will formally announce the project on Friday.  In order to fund the project, the group has started a fundraising effort titled "Making History Happen: Opening the Doors to One of Our Most Beloved Treasures."

The fundraising goal is set at $50,000, and the society's executive director Beth Lane says the first $25,000 raised will be matched by an anonymous donor.

The building dates back to 1888, and is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  It served as Quincy's public library until 1974, and was closed to the public in 2012.
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