Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Sports Museum of America has closed

I read in today's New York Times this morning that the Sports Museum of America which we visited last July closed on Friday. These are difficult economic times for everyone and cultural institutions are vulnerable. I didn't realize that the museum was owned by a for profit organization not a foundation. I really enjoyed the interactive exhibits there, but attendance was low. I think part of the problem was that location in lower Manhattan was not popular with sports fans. Perhaps it would have been successful had it been located in midtown near Madison Square Garden. Afa mily could come to Manhattan in the early afternoon, take in the museum and then go to a Knick or Ranger game.

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