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Founder’s kin fights to stop Higgins Armory’s closure

Plan to close Worcester museum is set for a final vote

Growing up in the 1950s, Clarinda “Rindy” Higgins liked hanging out at the museum that her grandfather, John Woodman Higgins, founded next to his Worcester Pressed Steel Co. But Wednesday, when she returns to the castle-like Higgins Armory Museum on Barber Avenue, it will be to ­battle the current leaders of the institution. She is making a last-ditch effort to stop the arms and armory museum from closing on Dec. 31 and sending its 2,000-piece collection to the nearby Worcester Art Museum.

“It’s not just about blocking,” Higgins said. “I want a different proposal.”

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