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Native Nevadan Returns To Head State Museum In Carson City

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A native Nevadan who made his first trip to the state museum in Carson City when he was 2-years-old before going on to work at the Chicago History Museum and the Gateway Arch in St. Louis is coming home.

Myron Freedman has been the executive director of the Palo Alto History Museum in California the last three years. He's starting his new job Monday as head of the Nevada State Museum.

Freedman caught an acting bug as a child and later studied theater at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he says he first began to appreciate the ties between drama and history.

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Freedman landed a role in the Chicago Shakespeare Company in the 1980s. He got his first job at the Chicago History Museum because the acting company's scene designer was helping develop new exhibits there.