Warren Native Donates Props for Museum

NILES, Ohio – Warren native John Zabrucky, founder of Modern Props Inc., which specializes in making props for science-fiction films and television shows, recently donated several truckloads of props he built to the Trumbull County Historical Society, which is developing a science-fiction museum.

“They said that the museum would be an economic driver for the city of Warren, and that meant a lot to me, so that kind of sealed the deal,” Zabrucky said. “If I was a little boy or little girl and I saw some of the things that they’ll see … I just think it would be inspiring for people that have imaginations.”

Opening of the museum is probably another two to three years out, Meghan Reed, TCHS executive director, said. Seven of 10 truckloads of props have started arriving form California and are at an undisclosed location in Warren, and the proposed building for the museum has to be secured for the collection. The society already is working with Exhibits Concepts, an award-winning exhibit design firm, to help curate, fabricate and install the exhibit pieces.

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