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Lincoln developers purchase telephone museum artifacts

Lincoln developers purchase telephone museum artifacts
Courtesy/photo from Frank H. Woods Telephone Pioneer Museum, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Lincoln, Neb.  —  Local companies, people and groups have joined together to buy the collection of items from a telephone museum in Lincoln.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that financial services company Nelnet, real estate company Speedway Properties, Thomas C. Woods IV and the Woods Charitable Fund announced Monday that they’d purchased items from the Frank H. Woods Telephone Pioneer Museum. The total sum wasn’t disclosed.

The developers say they want to continue educating residents about the historical significance of Lincoln Telephone and Telegraph Co. The artifacts will be displayed in various locations around the Telegraph District, a redevelopment project in downtown Lincoln.
Museum officials announced the facility’s closing last year.

The museum opened in 1996, and it accumulated artifacts from the days of Alexander Graham Bell to the Blackberry era.

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