After a lot of hard work and restoration, the Burner Homeplace Museum and Gallery officially opened Saturday with a big celebration. Above, the museum on the first floor displays photos and artifacts from members of the Burner family, including patriarch Allen Craig Burner, his wife, known as Aunt Jenny, and their son, Dr. Allen Eugene Burner. S. Stewart photos

Suzanne Stewart
Staff Writer

Memorial Day weekend is a time to reflect on the sacrifices and contributions of those who have gone before us, so it was a suitable time for the grand opening of the Burner Homeplace Museum and Gallery in Cass.

As the oldest house in Cass, the Burner Homeplace is reminder of the way things used to be, while incorporating the present.

Led by Burner descendants Louise Burner and her daughter, Alison Flegel, a board was founded to preserve the house and transform it into a museum that would honor the lives of the Burner family, and provide gallery space to exhibit the works and talent of today.

It has taken two years and a lot of elbow grease, but the homeplace is so close to completion that the board held a grand opening celebration Saturday.

Although one section of…

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