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Whitney Area Museum was established in 1990, and features local historical exhibits. On display is a copy of the Life magazine detailing the famous Whitney “Battle of the Benches”. There are interesting exhibits on the building of the Whitney Dam, and the tourism that soon followed.

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The museum, located in the old post office building, features a mural painted in 2001 by local artist Ray Istre on the south side of the building. It is typically open Saturdays from 9:15 am – 2:00 pm, spring through fall. Call 254-694-6595 for more information. Stop by for a bit of history along the chiseled trail.