Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – The Chippewa Area History Center is making strides to prepare to open at its new location. The History Center has moved from Allen Street to Bridgewater Avenue near Irvine Park.

More than four million dollars has been raised since 2016 to build the multi-leveled facility. Frank Smoot, from the county’s historical society, says there is more space to display items as well as handle more foot traffic. He adds just about everything in the museum has been donated.

“Because they wanted their history preserved, they wanted the area’s history preserved and so these are all things. There is a crazy mix of things, but they’re all things that people understand are important in telling the story of the area and personal stories.”

Smoot hopes the Chippewa Area History Center will be open to the public by the end of the year.