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WABASHA, Minn. (KTTC) -- Tuesday a chapter of Wabasha's history is coming to an end as a museum that's been around for decades will be closing its doors for good.  It's a story we've been sharing with you for a while.

The museum is jammed packed with everything you can imagine, from animals, to fishing lures, even items from the civil war, so what is going to happen to it all? Take a look.

 

For 26 years

"I have mixed emotions about selling it."

That's how long Arrowhead Bluffs museum has been around to showoff natural treasures and teach visitors history. On Tuesday, All of that sadly came to an end.

"The people I've met, they used to come up here from the river boats and I met people from all over the world. They've been through here, I kind of miss that and then I kind miss walking in here and seeing my gun collection."

There is a story behind all of the items in the museum , and people worldwide will now have the opportunity to be a part of it.

"Hines auction company out of Ellsworth Wisconsin will be down and they'll have the first auction online which will probably be before the first of the year. It will be basically all the local history stuff, there won't be any guns or gun related things in there or the animals."

But that's where the second auction comes in. Some of the guns will be sold as well as some of the animals including.

"The moose and then both these caribou, the steer of course and then all of the prints and pictures that are hanging, all of those will be on the auction."

So what is to become of the museum itself?

"This building will be his problem, its his building so whatever he's going to do with it here and he's got a couple of options."

And this his he was referring to there is his son.  If you are interested in participating in these auctions, we have links to where you need to go on our web site kttc.com/links.

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