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Presidential Library Buys Home for Archive

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The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library is one step closer to creating a campus in Staunton dedicated to the 28th president. The library bought a Wilson era home on Beverley Street behind the museum.

The home will serve as an archive for more than a million of Wilson's presidential papers.  The extra building will also free up space in the museum to expand exhibits and education programs.     

Eric Vettel, who works for the Wilson Presidential Library, said, "We can't store them in our current facilities. We can't make them accessible to the public. That's our obligation, that's our duty as an historical site. So this facility will allow us to make those papers available to the public."  

The library expects renovations to meet archive standards will cost close to $2 million.

Reported by Matt Talhelm
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