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Bureau County Historical Society Museum re-opens for 2014 season on Wednesday

Published: Monday, March 3, 2014 1:01 p.m. CST

PRINCETON — The Bureau County Historical Society Museum will reopen for the 2014 season on Wednesday. Hours at the museum are 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

This year will mark the 100th birthday of actor Richard Widmark. He was born on Dec. 26, 1914, in Sunrise Township, Minn., and eventually settled in Princeton. Widmark graduated from Princeton High School in the class of 1932. He was elected senior class president and was involved in a number of school activities including football, theater and the yearbook staff.

The Historical Society is collecting memories from people who remember actor Richard Widmark and his visits to Princeton after he became well-known. Information can be called in to 815-875-2184; emailed to bchsmuseum@yahoo.com; or send a note at BCHS, 109 Park Ave. West, Princeton, IL 61356.

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