Glenn Museum Dedicated In New Concord

POSTED BY: George Hiotis
Tuesday, May 28, 2002 - 04:49 AM
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John Glenn was in his hometown of New Concord as his boyhood home was rededicated Monday as a museum. Glenn who become a marine fighter pilot, then astronaut and U-S Senator, and his wife Annie, donated the house. It took over a million dollars to restore it into an authentic depression-era homestead. The John and Annie Glenn historic site opened to the public Monday. The home is furnished with many pieces from the original Glenn home. Model airplanes like the ones Glenn built as a child hang from his bedroom. Glenn says it looks just like it did 70 years ago. Glenn became the first american to orbit the earth in 1962. In 1998, at age 77, he became the oldest space traveler when he returned on the shuttle discovery. Later that year, the democrat retired from the U-S Senate after representning Ohio for 24 years.

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