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Waukesha museum to show exhibit on rare artifacts

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- The Waukesha County Museum is showcasing its rare and fascinating artifacts from its permanent collection and archives.

A temporary exhibit opening Tuesday will include 130 pieces including a Gibson guitar signed by Les Paul in 2004 and a 100-year-old scale from the Moor Mud Baths Hotel in Waukesha.

It includes a decorative wooden cane owned by Morris Cutler, the first white land owner in Waukesha, and cowboy boots of Dr. David Roberts, the famous veterinarian who had an affair and whose lover murdered his wife around 1930.

There's also a feather from "Old Abe", the popular bald eagle that served alongside Company C, 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Regiment during the Civil War.

The exhibit is called "Behind the Vaults: Treasures from the County Museum Collection." It runs through Aug. 11.

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