Farm Heritage Museum honored by national association

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FLUVANNA COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A newly built farm heritage museum has received national recognition for its design and construction.

According to a release, Fluvanna County and the Fluvanna Historical Society were notified last week that the Fluvanna Farm Heritage Museum placed second in a national competition by the National Frame Building Association.

The release says there were hundreds of entries in the Institutional Building category, which included criteria on architectural design, engineering, color presentation and intended use.

“The museum building is an attractive addition to the Pleasant Grove museum and trail complex in the center of Fluvanna's property,” said Marvin Moss, the president of the Fluvanna Historical Society. “We should all be proud that hundreds of citizens made the museum possible by their dedicated hard work and their generous contributions to its construction.”

The museum will be a central attraction of Old Farm Day, which will take place May 4.

It will display historic equipment related to the area's agricultural history, most of which was donated by local farmer John May.

The project cost slightly more than $300,000, with most of the money coming from the historical society, its members and funds raised by charitable foundations.

Once it is completed, the museum will be operated by the Fluvanna County Department of Parks and Recreation and be open to the public.

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