Letter: Can budget maintain a museum?



Due to the national spending deficits we are having and the prevailing attitudes about our federal government having “a spending problem,” I feel a comment is required about the decision by the National Park Service to take over the operations of the Pearson Air Museum.

A Feb. 23 story “National Parks brace for cuts” reported the Park Service trying to cut back on operations of our national parks due to budget constraints.

Pearson Air Museum has been operated for years at, as I understand it, little cost to the Park Service and in a very straight-forward manner for the benefits of our community. Does it make sense for the Park Service to make the kind of investment it will take to stock, fixture and operate this venue?

Gordon O’Reilly