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Lockwood House Could Become Home to Norwalk Museum's Collections

In May, the Board of Estimate and Taxation slashed funding for the Norwalk Museum's operations when it approved the 2012-2013 city budget, resulting in a projected cost savings of about $216,000 annually, according to a report in The Hour of Norwalk.

The Restructuring Committee is reportedly "heavily considering" using the as a home for some of the Museum's archives and collections.

In May, the slashed funding for the Museum's operations when it approved the 2012-2013 city budget, resulting in a projected cost savings of about $216,000 annually, according to a report in The Hour of Norwalk. City officials reportedly decided that the number of visitors per year did not justify the cost of running the Museum, including $12,000 a month in rent and a curator's salary of $74,457.

The Museum closed in May and its lease expired on July 1, according to the report. The Norwalk Museum Restructuring Committee, however, still has not made a final decision as to where the museum's collections will be kept. Currently the collections are being stored at a privately-owned facility at 41 North Main Street (in the same building where the Museum was located), for which the City is paying approximately $10,000 a month in rent, according to the report.

The Norwalk Library's main branch on Belden Avenue is also being considered as a possible new home for the Museum's collections, according to the report.

For more, check out the report in The Hour of Norwalk.

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