Bob Feller Museum faces financial hardship
The Bob Feller Museum in Van Meter, Iowa plans to re-open this spring, but it might not be around for long. According to a Des Moines Register report, the museum has less than $10,000 in the bank and fewer than 100 members.
“Unless we have some donors and some people who really want to step up, it won’t survive the summer,” museum board President Brandon Sawalich told the paper.
According to the article, Bob Feller was a driving force behind the museum’s fundraising efforts while he was alive. Feller was able to bring in other Hall of Fame members for autograph signing events at a reduced fee by agreeing to appear at their events. “With his passing, the business model is just not working,” museum board member Bob DiBiasio told the paper.
While officials are exploring options to keep the museum open, it sounds like anyone who wants to see it should make plans to go this spring.
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