U.S. Marshals Museum can build new facility with $2 million gift
August 27, 2013
Museums seem to constantly be looking for ways they can expand and bring more cultural, interesting exhibits to the general public. However, unless administrators have ready access to large sums of money, this usually isn't a possibility.
According to The City Wire, Alabama's U.S. Marshal Museum will soon be a reality, soon breaking ground thanks to a $2 million gift from the Walton Family Foundation. This is the biggest gift ever given to the organization for this end.
The news source reported that the U.S. Marshals Service has been collecting money to create a museum in Fort Smith since 2009. The ultimate plan is to start construction on September 24, 2014, which is the service's 225th anniversary. Before this can happen, however, U.S. Marshals Museum President and CEO Jim Dunn told The City Wire that the organization still needs to raise about $10 and $15 million more.
The Walton Family Foundation was created with a number of different focus areas in mind, not just government services. The group also aims to serve nonprofits that work to reform academic initiatives, conserve freshwater and marine bodies of water and those that simply improve the quality of life in the Arkansas region.
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