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10 year celebration continues for Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

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Auburn's Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art just celebrated its 10 year Anniversary last month, and the celebration continues today.

The museum opened in 2003. It boasts of 2000 exhibits today, some donated, some a part of a permanent collection started back in 1948.

In addition to being proud of serving the community for ten years,

The museum's director says she's also proud of the fact that the museum is accredited by the Alliance of American Museums, a distinction shared with a very small percentage of other museums.

"When I say museums, I'm not just talking about art museums, I'm talking about history museums, zoos, aquariums, all of the museums that you can think of, only 6 percent of them in the US are accredited," said Marilyn Laufer, the museum's director.

The museum gets 30,000 visitors a year. Tours are offered Tuesday through Saturday.

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