New museum leader wants to bring past alive for younger generations



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Carrie Birge, the new director of the Johnson County Museum of History, poses Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 inside the museum. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal


Carrie Birge, the new director of the Johnson County Museum of History, poses Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 inside the museum. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal


Tucked in glass cases and displays of the Johnson County Museum of History are artifacts dating back to the 1820s.

Spear points, Civil War rifles and World War II soldiers’ uniforms are arranged in separate exhibits. Each relic is valuable in bringing a period of history alive.

That’s because every item in the museum is connected to the lives and stories of real people.

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