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Babbie and Laurin already have the majority of the artifacts they plan to feature in the museum, including vintage tractors, sleighs, and a wide selection of other farm equipment and tools restored to working condition.

The two have already submitted paperwork to the New York State Board of Regents to become a certified museum, which Laurin hopes will be approved as early as next month. When the certification is granted, he said, the work to prepare the museum to open will really begin.

"We're looking forward to it," said Laurin. "This is something we've both been interested for years and years."

"It's our dream and it's becoming a reality," said Babbie.

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