The web site of the Monroe County Historical Museum in Monroe, Michigan (at http://www.co.monroe.mi.us/government/departments_offices/museum/index.html) reports, "The Museum is currently on the county's chopping block due to the budget situation. Show your interest in our mission and support our staff, programs, attendance, etc. A Friends group is also forming - join now!"
The museum, which sits on the site of General George A. Custer's home, displays exhibits of the life and family of Gen. George Armstrong Custer along with Native American culture, early French-Canadian settlers, Victoriana, the Civil War and Monroe County's veterans, maps, punt gun, seasonal displays and many materials from local history. Closing this valuable resource would be a loss to many people.
A "Hug the Museum" event is being planned for this Saturday, December 18th, at 10:00 a.m. It will be followed by an open house in the museum.