The world-famous Hobo Museum in Britt is looking for a new home. Museum curator Linda Hughes says the old Chief Theatre, where the museum is now located, has become run down and a new facility is really needed. She says the 1912-era wiring is questionable and the artifacts are being destroyed because of the poor climate control — which ranges from hot and humid during the summertime to below freezing at wintertime. Hughes says they would like to stay in the same area of town and could have their goals reached in a short time. She says they hope to find a new building within the next five to six years.Hughes says the annual Hobo convention is gaining in popularity and the museum needs to be expanded to keep up. She says they still draw close to 20-thousand people a year to the convention, including people from all over the world.Hughes says more Hobos want to contribute things to the museum and they’re out of space to put things. This year’s Hobo convention will be held August 7th-10th in Britt. Anyone who would like to make a contribution to the expansion project can send donations to PO BOX 143, Britt, Iowa 50423.
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