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Historic presidential clock finds home in Wytheville

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WYTHEVILLE (WSLS 10) - A piece of local family history is back in town at a downtown Wytheville museum.

Thanks to the donation from a Roanoke man, the Edith Bollling Wilson Museum received a clock last month that belonged to President Woodrow Wilson's family.

Edith Bolling Wilson grew up in Wytheville, and she eventually lived in the White House as President Wilson's wife.

The 1800s clock needs some work, so the museum called in a specialist from Washington D.C. named Douglas Whitesell.

He is a distant relative of Edith Wilson. He plans to take the clock back to his shop in northern Virginia and have it back in working order in about a month.