New exhibit at the Panama City Publishing Company Museum

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ST. ANDREWS, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The Panama City Publishing Company Museum is welcoming a new exhibit.

The Panama City Publishing Company Museum is welcoming a new exhibit. Museum staff hopes to inspire the public to clean up their yards after Hurricane Michael. (WJHG/WECP)

In honor of the Yard of the Month program, the exhibit Georges Garden features early 20th century photographs, prints and printing plates.

They're all produced by George M. West who was an avid gardener and also the publisher of the newspapers printed at the Panama City Publishing Company.

West's photos and printing plates were printed in the St. Andrews Bay News and the Panama City Pilot Newspapers, which West published in the early 1900s.

Now staff at the museum hopes this artwork will be an inspiration to people still recovering from Hurricane Michael.

"So the Hurricane did a lot of damage to peoples yards and people are trying to recover their yards and their landscapes and their doing a lot of work right now and we've reinstated the 'Yard of the Month' program to award people who've done a great job with their yards and that helps encourage other people in the area to do the same," said Director of the Panama City Publishing Company Museum, Michelle Price.

The exhibit will be at the museum until the end of August.

Next Saturday the museum is opening it's new butterfly garden and it will be available to the public.

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