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Old 03-19-2009, 08:46 AM
Judy Patsch Judy Patsch is offline
 
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Default Just as Keith mentioned earlier

"Hendershot admits it's a daunting task to take over as site manager while the museums search for local partners to allow them to remain open after June 30."
This was also in today's article. On the 12th, Keith posted about S&D's J. Mack Gamble Fund helping to keep the museum open in the past, and that OHS would probably be looking again to that money source. Bingo.
Keith also suggested it might be time to buy a building in Marietta and move the S&D items into it - or haul the BECKY up and make her into a museum - shades of the old St. Louis days with Ruth Ferris as the curator of the Midship Museum!
The article also mentions an OHS person would be meeting with possible local partners soon - looks like there's at least one item on the BOG meeting agenda for the 28th!
It would seem the JMG fund would be put to good use to preserve a place for the S&D artifacts and river history, but I'd rather see the money poured into something owned by S&D rather than by a state entity - kind of like rent vs. own.....
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