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Of Ernie Pyle and the Question of Big Museums vs. Small Ones

Posted By Gerald D. Swick On 11/10/2011 @ 12:00 pm In History News | 9 Comments

A story in today’s New York Times about the Ernie Pyle Museum in his Indiana hometown raises broader questions about the ability of smaller museums to survive in the current economic conditions and about the best place is to display artifacts: a museum where more visitors will see them or at a place directly connected with the subject the artifacts represent?

Read "Ernie Pyle Museum is Struggling [1]," by Dan Barry, and give us your opinions on the questions above.

 


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[1] Ernie Pyle Museum is Struggling: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/10/us/ernie-pyle-museum-is-struggling-dan-barry-this-land.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha23

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