Editorial: Local museums bring community history alive


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Monday and Tuesday were Museums Advocacy Days, which organizers describe as “an invaluable, annual opportunity to advance the cause of our museums and the work of those who lead and support them.”

You won’t find them noted on many calendars, and you certainly won’t find a rack of greeting cards at the store. In fact, most of the days’ activities involve museum leaders visiting members of Congress to emphasize the role of American museums and probably to push for additional federal funding.

However, the days are a good excuse to assess the value of museums, especially locally.

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