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ST. LOUIS - City Museum is known for mystery, but we're taking you behind the scenes of the St. Louis institution.

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They have rooms dedicated to storing materials waiting to be used on the museum floor. We found old Hostess tins, facades of once famous buildings and lantern slides from the Metropolitan Museum. Most of the treasures comes from auction, but some are donated.

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There's a plan in place for many items, but not everything. The small team of fabricators always has projects in motion. To see what they're working on, watch the video above. Can't see the video? Click here.

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