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Center featuring unsung heroes to expand in Fort Scott

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The Lowell Milken Center in Fort Scott is home to a number of history exhibits recognizing unsung heroes, all of them uncovered by Kansas area students and teachers.

Currently six exhibits are on display but the non-profit center is expanding, creating room for a total of 10 exhibits.

Students and adults worldwide send ideas to the center to research unsung, or undiscovered heroes of history.  Children and adults created exhibits through intense research, that feature historical facts and figures from African American history, the Holocaust and World World II.

The expansion will occupy the former Verizon store next door along Main Street.

Fort Scott officials say the center is a silent treasure in the community and once the renovations are complete it will be an exciting new sight to see for locals and tourists.

"The Lowell Milken Center is just one more attraction that a lot of people haven't visited but would be surprised by the excellent exhibits they have on African American heritage in Fort Scott and other exhibits they have and other history projects they have completed," says Lindsay Madison of the Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce.

The renovations are expected to be completed in May.

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