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The Thornton Museum, the fictional museum owned by Kader Thornton's family in the Priya Club novels by Ashley Barron.

The Thornton Museum

The Thornton Museum, the fictional museum owned by Kader Thornton's family in the Priya Club novels by Ashley Barron.

This old, proud building has been passed down through five generations of the Thornton family. These thick stone walls house all of the artifacts, treasures, and masterpieces collected by Kader Thornton’s great-great-grandfather, a man who had earned a robber baron’s fortune and then spent it bringing treasures from the far corners of the world to Washington, D.C.

The completion of the Thornton Museum had caused a sensation in the spring of 1898. Parades were held, songs were written, and elected officials were lined up to join the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Opening Day.

Admission was a penny, unless you didn’t have one. Then it was free. The strict dress code, Sunday best, was upheld as a proper show of respect to the citizens of other lands, both rich and poor, whose works of art and culture filled the museum.

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