The Leon County Schools’ Spring Break next week signals the end of an era of sorts here in Tallahassee. The Mary Brogan Museum will hold its final spring break camp, which is also likely its final offering for our community…ever. The museum’s camps had become quite popular among local families; however, their revenue alone can’t sustain a facility that has long struggled financially. As of February 11, the Brogan Museum is officially on its path to permanent closure, since the museum Board voted unanimously to halt efforts to try to reinvent and revive it. Many within the local community have long spoken highly of the museum, but when it came time for financial support and regular attendance, the numbers just weren’t there.
This has been an emotional, controversial issue for our town with a wide range of opinions, recommendations and proposed solutions coming from various sectors of the community. So what’s next for this prime piece of downtown real estate? The Leon County School Board and Tallahassee Community College will soon propose a plan for its future, which according to a 50-year lease agreement must be education related.
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