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North country artifacts that date back to the 1800s are being preserved.
Two letters penned by General Jacob Brown along with a unique map and a rare etching of George Washington are being framed at the Whimsical Pig in Watertown.
The items belong to the village of Brownville.
The map and the etching are special because they are both originals, not replicas of another work.
"Finding originals is pretty hard. Most of them are safe. They're put in an archive somewhere. The museums that have them are not gonna leave them out for people to play with. So having this in our shop is actually pretty special," said Avery Carman, owner of The Whimsical Pig.
Framing the items will help prevent any further damage as they age.
They will soon be back on display at the Brown Mansion.