Pop culture trumps the past these days. Some museums are in the most inopportune places. When I lived in upstate New York, there was Frederick Remington museum not to mention the Baron Von Steuben memorial park and museum (a little log cabin), Fort Stanwix, Oriskany battlefield (which was a horrible thing, when fathers told their sons, "sons, grab your rifles, we're going", much like Mel Gibson's movie The Patriot, and they suffered terrible losses), and a number of graves of the Founders.
They shouldn't be forgotten.
Von Steuben requested to be buried in an unmarked grave, although they have a memorial over the spot where they think he was buried. Where was his ego?
posted on 12/12/2010 2:36:41 PM PST
Jimmy Stewart was a great actor and even greater Patriot. But museums for pop culture personalities (even patriotic ones) are doomed to eventual failure. And it doesn’t help that its in a small town in PA off the beaten path. They may get a reprieve this year, but they will eventually have to close their doors.
posted on 12/12/2010 4:15:53 PM PST
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