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Manx museum opens in Wisconsin

Tue, 14 Aug 2012

The North American Manx Society has announced the opening of the first North American Manx Museum in Wisconsin.

The opening coincides with the 51st biennial North American Manx Association convention, a four-day event celebrating Manx culture.

The museum aims to promote Manx cultural heritage and preserve various artifacts collected from sources including the Isle of Man Government, the Wisconsin Manx Society and Manx National Heritage.

The collection includes part of an iron rub rail from the Star of India, a ship built in 1863 on the Island, and a Manx bible published in 1819.

Descendents of the Manx migrants in the nineteenth-century still live in the area, including Mary Kelly, one of the driving forces behind the establishment of the museum and the owner of Felix a seventeen-year old Manx cat.



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