Letter of Concern Regarding the Possible Closure of the Illinois State Museum

James Grossman, executive director of the American Historical Association, has written to Governor Rauner and legislative leaders expressing concern about a proposal to close Illinois State Museum facilities. The AHA recognizes the important work that historians in museums do to preserve local heritage and educate citizens about the past.

Read the full statement online and below.

Supporting historical institutions is central to the American Historical Association’s mission. Your membership allows us monitor the state of local history and mobilize our resources when necessary. We need your help to continue these efforts. Please join, renew, or donate today.

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