Thursday, March 13, 2008

Lincoln Museum Discussion Continues

Panel to offer Lincoln Museum rescue options
Link (JG)

Letters to the editor
"Terrible time to close museum" and "Reverse decision on closing museum"
Link (JG)

Is there a way to keep museum?
Two groups are working on a solution
Link (NS)

Letters to the editor
"Why is the Jewel of our city being stolen?", "Lincoln news sad - can you feel the bitterness?", and "Lincoln closing under erroneous assumption"
Link (NS)

Will celebrating Lincoln's 200th include saving museum collection?
Link (NS)

Don't mourn Lincoln Museum; let's try intentionally temporary museum
Link (NS)

1 comments:

ROACH said...

Ive lived in ftw long enough to know one thing-you might as well kiss it goodbye- it will be scattered to the winds come june.
heres a few "kiss-keep it simple solutions"
relocate it back to the original building on harrison st- close to harrison square- a park and walk tourist added-value item. or is there space in the Lincoln office building- adjacent?
next- civil war cannon- "park" it in the courthouse, by the sheriffs office, as an interesting static display, or "donate"/loan it to the WW2 vistory museum, for display, and load/fire excercises on holidays, special events- out in the boonies.
all the books, papers, etc, since the history center says it doesnt have space- locate them to the new ACPL building-reference/non-circulating. Place Curt Witcher, and Gerald Propocowicz as records/documents custodians- lots of historical/genealogical information contained within. again- WW2 victory museum- as veterans are usually Civil War history buffs as well.
other misc. memoribilia-what about the Indiana state historical society, and librarys/museums in Indy? at least it wont all be GONE LIKE THE WIND" scattered to the 4 corners of america, or shipped lock, stock, and barrell to Philadelphia.
just a few ideas. but if the lincoln museum closes, and its "gone with the wind" , you can call that grave misfortune "Booths Ghosts Revenge". Old John wilkes Booth will be gloating "sic semper tyrannis" from his grave...