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Local architecture exhibit set A new exhibit portraying the architectural heritage of Warrensburg will be opening soon at the Warrensburg Museum of Local History, and its debut will be observed with a wine and cheese reception from 1 to 4 p.m. May 15.

The exhibit takes the viewer through the dozen or so styles of architecture in Warrensburg from its early settlement in the late 18th century to the present. Developed by Delbert Chambers, the exhibit is to be part of the museum's permanent display.

The museum, located in the VFW Building at 3754 Main St., has barrier-free access. The entrance and parking are at the rear of the building.

Warrensburg began as a water-powered mill town and quickly earned its place among the industrial powers of the area, with lumber, tanning and garment manufacture being the main sources of wealth. From the early 19th century, the town's residential architecture reflected that wealth, mirroring the current architectural styles found throughout the country. From palatial mansions built by the industrial magnates to the more modest residences of successful workers and businesspeople, a wide variety of styles and materials can still be found throughout the town. This variety is reflected in the new exhibit, which includes reference to early kit-built homes offered by such national companies as Sears Roebuck.

The museum is operated by the Warrensburgh Historical Society. Regular hours are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays. Admission is free.

For details contact the museum director, Steve Parisi, at 623-2928 or 623-2207 or see: www.whs12885.org.

Gospel duo booked at church

Country gospel singers Julian and Bonnie George of Tennessee, a duo that's won a measure of fame for their inspirational music, has been booked for a concert at the Warrensburg Assembly of God Church.

The free concert will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 12 in the sanctuary, 3990 Main St. in Warrensburg.

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