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Shelburne Museum breaks ground on expansion

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It was groundbreaking day for the Shelburne Museum's expansion project Wednesday.

The $14 million project will turn the museum into a year-round tourist attraction. It will add a new 17,000-square-foot center for art and education, aimed at attracting school groups.

More than $11 million has been collected for the project so far from board members and grant programs. But the Shelburne Museum needs a few million more to pay off the project.

"We now look to our dedicated members, visitors, residents, fans of Shelburne Museum to participate as fully as they can to get us to that $14 million number," said Thomas Denenberg, the director of the Shelburne Museum.

Museum officials say the new building will be visible from Route 7.

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