Work begins on Ralph Nader’s museum

In this Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 photo, Ralph Nader stands next to his poster of Lou Gehrig in his office in Washington.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
In this Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 photo, Ralph Nader stands next to his poster of Lou Gehrig in his office in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WINSTED, Conn. (AP) — Work has begun to turn a bank building in Winsted into the law museum envisioned by consumer advocate Ralph Nader.

The author and former presidential candidate has said he hopes to open the American Museum of Tort Law in his hometown by the fall of 2015.

Project manager John Flumes tells the Republican-American newspaper they have begun taking down walls inside the building. The application for the museum goes before the town’s Planning and Zoning Commission on July 28.

Nader says it will be dedicated to the history of law that protects people from unsafe products and workplaces, and holds corporations and individuals accountable when they cause harm.

He envisions interactive displays about cases that set precedent on issues such as auto safety and tobacco marketing.

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Information from: Republican-American

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