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Smithsonian exhibit at Franklin museum tells the life of a miner

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After a year in the making the Smithsonian Exhibit is set up and ready to go for Saturday's big grand opening at the Franklin Miners Hall Museum in Franklin, Kansas (on Facebook).

Though the special traveling exhibit has been under lock and key, the museum allowed us inside to get a sneak peak.

From moving pieces, videos, even a special number you can call on a cell phone for more information on each part of the exhibit, the museum says it hopes to keep the whole family entertained.

The exhibit focuses on work as a central element in American culture over the past 150 years.

"We don't think they'll be disappointed at all, it is a very exciting exhibit, and for those who haven't seen Miners Hall Museum, I think they will be very impressed with what we've assembled, they're not going to just see some mining tools, we are telling the life of the miner," says Phyllis Bitner, co-chair of the Smithsonian exhibit.

The exhibit will be open seven days a week between May 11 and June 23, and is free to visit.

More than 1,000 individuals have already committed to attend the visit.

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