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Historical Museum Director Retiring

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MISSOULA -

After 23 years, the director of the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula is retiring.

Dr. Robert Brown, known in the Missoula community as "Dr. Bob," has helped triple the number of historical buildings and exhibits at the museum since he was hired in 1991.

Brown has also helped the museum earn multiple, national awards and accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums twice.

Brown said it will be tough to say goodbye to the staff and volunteers, but he's ready to pass the reigns.

"My hope for this place is that it just continues to be a treasure here in Missoula, for Missoulians particularly," he said.

A national search for Brown's replacement has come down to three candidates who will be interviewed this month.

The new director will start around July 1.

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