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Geek Squad helps get computer system for history museum

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 SHEPHERDSVILLE - It’s hard to do research when the computers available could be considered historic themselves.

However, thanks to the folks at Geek Squad in Hillview, the Bullitt County History Museum is up-to-date with technology.

The company, a division of Best Buy, recently presented and installed software on six computers and a laptop for the history museum.

David Strange, director of the museum, said it was a wonderful donation. Now, the computers can talk to one another and storage of information has increased tremendously.

Katie Hall, a member of the Geek Squad, estimated the value of the computers and software at over $10,000.

“It’s a win-win situation,” said Hall.

She said a lot of people helped to make the project possible. One of the major missions at Geek Squad is to be part of the community.

Strange said there would be no way the history museum, which operates off donations, could have ever purchased the computers and software.

He thanked the company for the equipment but also the time it allowed the employees to install the machines and figure out the needed software.

Hall said the Derby City Wolfpack, employees at Geek Squad, was also part of the project.

This makes the second major contribution from local companies. Zappos.com donated $3,000 to the museum through its grant program several years ago.

The Bullitt County History Museum is open 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Monday through Friday. It is closed on holidays. It is located in the front portion of the Bullitt County Courthouse in Shepherdsville.