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Old Town Hall enlivens history

Whether you are a history buff or just a little curious about Bloomington’s past, the Old Town Hall, 10200 Penn Avenue South, is a treasure trove. Originally constructed in 1892 with a complete renovation in 2007, the building is filled with artifacts and exhibits commemorating Bloomington history. From American Indian dugout canoes to WWII memorabilia to skyscraper aerial photographs, you’ll see the past come alive. Visit the Old Town Hall Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays, 12 – 4 p.m., or on Sundays, 1 – 5 p.m. For more information, visit blm.mn/bhs or call 952-881-4114.