Monday, March 9, 2009

Armstrong hometown museum in danger

Twenty days before 40th Anniversary of One Small Step

WAPAKONETA - Wapakoneta will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing this summer. Unless things change, however, the museum dedicated to the native son who took those first steps may be as vacant as the lunar surface.

William Laidlaw, executive director of the Ohio Historical Society, on Thursday announced that budget woes may force the agency to shutter 18 sites, including the Neil Armstrong Air & Space Museum, effective July 1. The 18 sites are those directly operated by the state historical society.

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