Advocacy Alert: Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner closes Illinois State Museum! Act Now!

In a move harmful to the people of his state and to the preservation of its history and culture, Governor Bruce Rauner has closed the Illinois State Museum in Springfield and its four satellite institutions.  While trying to eliminate a budget deficit, this closure threatens income to the state from cultural tourism, deprives school children of educational opportunities, and impedes research into the natural and cultural heritage of Illinois.  In the long run, the closure of the Illinois State Museum threatens the security and future existence of the artifacts, records, and educational resources held in trust by the museum for the citizens of the state.
Please contact Governor Rauner to advocate for preservation of the cultural property held by the museum and for public access to its collections that allows for research and discovery.
Note – The above link will take you to a comments page managed by Governor Rauner’s office. While the state of IL is pre-selected you can change it to your state. The form asks you to pick from a list of issues. You would select “Closure of State Museums”.