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Downtown Surveying Museum Closes Its Doors


After just over two years of operation, the National Museum of Surveying in Springfield has closed its doors. 

 

Plans for the museum, highlighting the history of surveying and Abraham Lincoln’s early work as a surveyor, were announced in 2007.  But sluggish fundraising postponed the opening until 2010, and the museum has struggled financially ever since. 

 

Organizers say surveyors around the country were unable to contribute financially or in terms of exhibits and artifacts. 

 

The museum’s board says it will go into foreclosure next month, unless new donors can be found to help reinvent the downtown facility as a more broad-based center with a focus on science, technology, education and mathematics.

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