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Sheaffer Pen Museum reopens in Fort Madison

September 6, 2019

FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP) — Officials say the Sheaffer Pen Museum has reopened in Fort Madison.

The museum closed in May last year amid financial concerns and worries about the fate of company archives. The Fort Madison Daily Democrat reports that the archives had been on loan from A.T. Cross, Sheaffer’s owner.

The museum board president, Tim Gobble, says Cross has agreed to donate virtually all of the company archives to the museum. Grants and other financial pledges of support since have allowed the museum to reopen.

Plans are being made for new and refreshed exhibits, as well as video from the company archives.

The museum’s regular hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday or by appointment for larger groups.

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Information from: The Daily Democrat, http://www.dailydem.com

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