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The Coal Town and Railroad Museum at Main and Vine streets in Clinton, Indiana, is owned and operated by Little Italy Festival Town, Inc. (LIFT). Displays include artifacts, information, and well over 100 photographs. It is a local history museum focusing on the coal and railroad industry, immigration, and cultural development from ca. 1850 to ca. 1960.

The museum is housed in the recently renovated 1904 Chicago & Eastern Illinois railroad depot. It opened in 2002 and is open daily only during the Labor Day weekend (The Little Italy Festival). Groups can arrange tours at other times by contacting LIFT. Admission is free; donations are appreciated.

 
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