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Wartrace gets museum

Thursday, June 30, 2011 ~ Updated 3:24 PM

The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration announced Thursday afternoon that Wartrace, the "Cradle of the Tennessee Walking Horse," is now the home of the Tennessee Walking Horse Museum. Originally based in Shelbyville, the museum was moved to Lynchburg when a location was made available and because members of the museum board felt there would be more tourist traffic to the free venue. Earlier this year, the building as needed for other purposes and the museum had to find a new home. Lewisburg, the Fly Art center and Wartrace were among three of the applicants for the museum's new home.

Doyle Meadows, CEO of the Celebration, Celebration Chairman Henry Hulan and Tennessee Walking Horse National Museum Committee Chairman Phillip Gentry made the announcement and signed all the paper work Thursday afternoon at the Celebration offices.

For the complete story and photos, see Friday's edition of the Times-Gazette.