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Insurance woes close Fruit Jar Museum

The World's Largest Fruit Jar Museum, located in Muncie, Indiana, has closed after a failed attempt to maintain insurance coverage. After 14 years of operation, owner and collector Philip Robinson shut down on August 5, 2002. The museum had also temporarily closed in 2001 due to a zoning problem, but this time it is likely permanent. Robinson is negotiating with the city of Muncie to sell his 4,000+ piece collection. Muncie officials are having the collection appraised, and determining how vital the Fruit Jar Museum is to the well-being of area tourism. [thanks to Anastasia Goodpasture for the tip]

Closed - Owner died May 5, 2008.

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