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Entertainment, refreshments and an exciting array of new exhibits will mark the grand reopening of the Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 9.

The festivities will be held on the grounds of the museum at 817 Conesteo St. in Havre de Grace.

Visitors will be able to see the museum’s new look for the 2011 season.

Highlighting the changes will be the unveiling of the new operational lock model exhibit, a historically accurate diorama-like model of how the canal lock and surrounding area appeared during the heyday of the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal in the 19th Century.

A recirculating system controls the flow of water necessary to operate the lock and will allow visitors to experience firsthand how the water levels were raised and lowered to allow cargo boats to transit the lock.

Model builder Dave Wood will be on hand to talk about the project and provide the first demonstration.

Another new exhibit will tell the story of The Havre de Grace Race Track, aka “The Graw,” through pictures and artifacts.

Music will be provided by the Havre de Grace Jazz Band. For more information, visit the museum website, www.thelockhousemuseum.org, or call 410-939-5780.


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