It’s interesting that because of lack of funding they are putting the artifacts “to sleep”, covering them up, turning out the lights and not letting anyone see them.
I would think it would be more effective to put them to sleep but still allow visitors to view them.
Of course - with signs up all around saying preservation has halted do to lack of funding.
Here in NJ the battleship New Jersey is facing similar financial issues (it didn’t help that they dodcked it in Camden, which is half jungle/half abandoned wasteland). The fact is that an increasing number of “Americans” don’t even have roots going back 30 years in this country, and relics from WASP America don’t mean anything at all to them.