Childhood home of Merle Haggard moves to museum

Moving day is here. Country legend Merle Haggard's childhood home, a tiny boxcar, was moved from its location in Oildale to the Kern County Museum on Wednesday.

The boxcar, built by Merle's father, will also be remodeled. They will put the front room back on, add the kitchenette, the bedroom, and bring it back from what it was.

This happened thanks to the help of a local organization called Citizens Preserving History; once they found the home, it was up to the community to help raise nearly $150,000 to move it.

Now seven years later, the donations have added up and the dream is becoming a reality.

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Oildale to the Kern County Museum on Wednesday.

A tiny boxcar build by Merle' father will also be remodeled. They will put the front room back on, add the kitchenette, the bedroom, and bring it back from what it was.

This happened thanks to the help of the local organization, Once citizens preserving history found the home, it was up to the community to help raise money for the nearly $150,000 home.

Now 7 years later, the donations have added up and the dream is becoming reality.

Haggard's Box car will be on the move and arrive to the Kern County Museum at around 10 am Wednesday morning.

 

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Merle Haggard and his family will attend and witness the relocation of his childhood home.

The public is invited to attend the ceremony at the museum in 3801 Chester Avenue. 

 
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