Favell Museum works to keep doors open

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KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) -- A privately funded museum in Klamath Falls showcasing Gene Favell's lifetime collection of Western art and American Indian artifacts is in danger of closing.

The Herald and News (http://bit.ly/GQEuX2) reported Monday the Favell Museum's board is looking for new sources of revenue to keep its doors open to the public.

Museum officials say a nonprofit foundation was formed after Favell's death in 2001. But since then a leading supporter, window and door manufacturer Dick Wendt, has died, and the recession has made fundraising more difficult.

The museum currently relies on revenues from admissions, gift shop sales and its banquet room.

The museum features original oil paintings by such artists as Charles M. Russell, as well as about 100,000 American Indian artifacts.

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Information from: Herald and News, http://www.heraldandnews.com