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Fire and Crime exhibit to open at Windsor Art and Heritage Center

Emily Wenger
ewenger@mywindsornow.com

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The Windsor Art and Heritage Center will host its latest exhibit, "Fire and Crime," Jan. 18-March 31, at 116 5th St.

An opening reception will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 26, which will pay special recognition to Windsor Police officers and Windsor Severance Fire Rescue staff, according to a news release from the town of Windsor.

Light refreshments and beverages will be served, sponsored by High Hops Brewery. The reception is free and open to the public.

With "Fire and Crime," patrons will scour a crime scene and use forensic methods and powers of deduction to solve a crime in the exhibit.

"The crime is set in the 1920s. Visitors gather clues, and complete fingerprint, footprint, and hair analysis to identify the murderer," said Caitlin Heusser, museum curator for the town of Windsor. "It's a fun, hands-on way to learn about forensic methods."

After the crime is solved, patrons have the opportunity to learn more about the history of the Windsor Police Department and Windsor Severance Fire Rescue.

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In conjunction with the exhibit, Fire Marshal Sandi Friedrichsen will give a presentation on modern fire investigation techniques, including a search and rescue dog demonstration. The free talk, "Fire Investigation 101," will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 27, at the Art and Heritage Center.

The exhibit is free and open to the public from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. It is recommended for ages 7 and up.

For more information, contact Heusser at (970) 674-3231.