Thursday, November 5, 2009
For the love of history: Save the Massachusetts state library!
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is at the heart of America's history, not to mention my personal family history and that of many other Americans. It is unreal to think that its state library may be in danger of closing, but that is the concern in the news this week.
According to Dick Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter, "At a press conference on Thursday, October 29, the Governor's Office announced that Governor Patrick is considering closing the State Library of Massachusetts as a cost-saving measure. This closure will have a monumental impact on the cultural heritage of the Commonwealth." Not only the history of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts but the nation itself.
To read more about the possible closure of the Massachusetts State Library also visit Diane Haddad's Genealogy Insider article on the subject and the State Library of Massachusetts blog.
Please take time to sign the online petition to save the library. You can also help to publicize the petition by posting Thomas MacEntee's Save The State Library of Massachusetts Badge on your blog or website.