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Museum for Long Co. namesake reopening
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Crawford Long - photo by Photo from Crawford Long Museum Web site
JEFFERSON - The Crawford Long Museum in Jefferson is holding its grand reopening Saturday after being closed more than a year for renovations.

The museum - dedicated to the celebrated Georgia physician who discovered anesthesia in 1842 - will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event includes free horse-drawn carriage tours of historic downtown Jefferson.

When Long County was carved off of Liberty County in 1920, the state legislature named the new county in honor of Long.

Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $3 for students and children older than 5.

A $50-per-person fundraiser dinner for the museum will be held Saturday night starting at 6 at Fusion on the Square Restaurant. It includes a guided tour of the museum.

The museum has new exhibits and a revamped building after suffering from leaks and structural problems.

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