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Ceremony Tonight to Mark Massive Sign Atop History Museum

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- What's old is new again on Springfield's Park Central Square.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- What's old is new again on Springfield's Park Central Square. 

A ceremony is set for tonight to celebrate the return of an iconic piece of the Square's history.

Wednesday, sign crews reinstalled a massive sign at the roof of the former Barth's building at 155 Park Central Square.

What used to be Barth's clothing store is now remodeled as home to the History Museum for Springfield-Greene County.

The iconic sign had been part of the square since the turn of the 20th Century and was taken down to be sent off and totally refurbished and re-established.

"It's gonna be re-lit with new neon and everything so it will look just like it did at the height of its exposure," says John Sellars, museum executive director.

The sign was first put up in 1914. The History Museum on the Square will "flip the switch" during a re-lighting ceremony at 9 p.m. tonight.

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