Tom Reed on Culture

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Denver Doll Museum

REP. REED HIGHLIGHTS WASHINGTON WASTE: TENS OF THOUSANDS SPENT ON MINIATURE DOLL MUSEUM

Issues: Economy and Jobs

Tom says our national debt of 17 trillion is easily explained —The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) recently announced nearly 30 million in grants to museums across the nation. Denver’s Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys was awarded 40 thousand, 0.1% of the total, and Tom complains.  Here are a few IMLS grants that Tom didn’t mention:

Ontario County Historical Society – Canandaigua, NY
Year: 2010
Amount: $121,252
Grant: Museums for America – Engaging Communities

Rockwell Museum of Western Art – Corning, NY
Year: 2005
Amount: $3,820
Grant: Museum Assessment Program – Public Dimension

Chemung County Historical Society – Elmira, NY
Year: 2006
Amount: $1,706
Grant: Conservation Project Support – Provision of Optimum Environment

Dowd Fine Arts Gallery – Cortland, NY
Year: 2003
Amount: $2,970
Grant: Museum Assessment Program – Public Dimension

Geneva Historical Society – Geneva, NY
Year: 2006
Amount: $66,959
Grant: Museums for America – Supporting Lifelong Learning

Museum of the Earth at the Paleontological Research Institution – Ithaca, NY
Year: 2012
Amount: $145,000
Grant: Museums for America – Engaging Communities

Sciencenter – Ithaca, NY
Year: 2011
Amount: $150,000
Grant: Museums for America – Engaging Communities

Fenton History Center – Museum & Library – Jamestown, NY
Year: 2008
Amount: $95,656
Grant: Museums for America – Collections Stewardship

National Women’s Hall of Fame – Seneca Falls, NY
Year: 2012
Amount: $140,000
Grant: Museums for America – Engaging Communities

Tioga County Historical Society – Owego, NY
Year: 2001
Amount: $25,247
Grant: General Operating Support

If Tom wants to stamp out culture and learning, he needn’t stop at one museum in Denver.

© William Hungerford – February 2014

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2 Responses to Tom Reed on Culture

  1. BOB McGILL says:

    you wouldn’t be trying to SSSTTTTTTTRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEECCCCCCCCCCCCHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH the truth, would you ? 🙂

  2. josephurban says:

    One of the functions of government is to promote science, technology and culture. We spend very little on that in the US compared to what we spend on weapons systems, which is also a proper function of government. ($30 million in grants to all US museums….$137 million PER fighter jet , the F-35 Fighter Jet…$137 million PER plane. (according to the GAO)).

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