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By Ben Muir 

Clausen Memorial Museum celebrated 50 years Saturday


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The Clausen Museum has been a unique part of Petersburg for 50 years this month.

About 100 people filtered in-and-out of the Petersburg Clausen Memorial Museum on Saturday to celebrate its 50th anniversary and commemorate those who led the effort to start it.

Elsie Clausen was responsible for leading the creation of the museum in 1962. Her grandson, Mike Schwartz, was at the celebration mingling through the packed hallways, talking about his grandmother's legacy and praising those who have preserved the long-lasting museum.

"Kathi Riemer has done a phenomenal job," Schwartz said of the museum director. "I just come and talk."

Standing by Schwartz's side was Nancy Stra...

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