Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Historic Campbell House to Close

It's a shame to see that the Campbell House will be closing due to lack of funds. Just over a year ago, a group of Eastern Washington Genealogical Society members took on a fun and exciting project researching the family history of the servants of the Campbell House. Here's hoping that restoration of funding will be swift.

From the November 7, 2008 issue of the Spokesman-Review:

The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture will close the historic Campbell House on Jan. 2 and lay off the mansion’s three part-time tour guides due to state budget cuts.

Museum-goers will no longer be able to tour the historic Kirtland Cutter-designed mansion, although Dennis Hession, the MAC’s chief executive officer, said he hopes that school-group tours can continue. The Campbell House’s numerous holiday events in 2008 will continue on schedule.

Read more here.

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