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Niagara Area Historical Museum to unveil ‘The Mill Worker’ Saturday

NIAGARA, Wis. — The life-size metal statue that represents all who wore the Kimberly-Clark cap will be unveiled Saturday.

The Niagara Area Historical Museum will reveal “The Mill Worker” as part of its “Remember When … The Corner of River and Main” celebration.

The fundraising event is planned from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with activities at the museum and at St. Anthony Catholic Church hall.

The community is invited to join the historical society to recognize the historical importance of this corner.

The day will kick off outside the museum with the unveiling of “The Mill Worker,” created by award-winning metal artist Dan Recla of Niagara.

Recla crafted the piece to honor the papermakers who worked every day, around the clock, for decades as labor that helped to build the city of Niagara and surrounding communities.

While the main reason the museum is hosting the event is for the celebration and unveiling, Niagara Historical Society President Karen Klenke admitted they need funds as well.

The museum will conduct raffles and 50-50 drawings throughout the event.

The Niagara Area Historical Museum will also be open for tours during the event. There is no admission fee, but they welcome any donation.

The museum is at 1364 River St. in Niagara.

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