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Wed Sep 23, 2020, 06:27 AM

Panel scales back activity at Clinton House Museum

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. The Advertising and Promotion Commission has pulled back from operations at the former home-turned-museum of Bill and Hillary Clinton in Fayetteville with plans to let the lease expire.

Commissioners voted 6-0 Monday to scale back programming at the Clinton House Museum. Starting Jan. 1, the commission will pay only rent and maintenance expenses until the lease expires with the University of Arkansas on Dec. 31, 2021, according to the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

"Putting together a winding-down plan is not pleasant, it's not how we thought we would've ended the year," said Molly Rawn, chief executive officer of Experience Fayetteville, which is the city's tourism bureau. "But it also doesn't mean there's still not a really great future for the house out there. I'm committed to working with the Clinton House Museum board to figure out what that looks like."

In June, the commission cut about $1.3 million from its nearly $5.4 million budget for the year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The building closed to the public in March.

Read more: https://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/arkansas/story/2020/sep/23/panel-scales-back-activity-clinton-house-museum/842405/

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Wed Sep 23, 2020, 07:27 AM

1. A big loss to Fayetteville.

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