Genealogy societies, historical societies and many other museums and organizations devoted to history are facing a slump in attendance, coupled with growing expenses. Many have downsized. The latest announcement comes from the Chicago Historical Society, which has announced it will lay off 17 workers.
The layoffs in a staff of 153 come as the organization prepares for a $21 million expansion of its exhibit space at Clark Street and North Avenue.
You can read more about the lay-off on the Washington Post's web site.