Money Woes Threaten River Road African American Museum

DONALDSONVILLE, LA (AP) — For the first time in 20 years, a funding shortfall has led the River Road African American Museum to cut its hours from five days a week to Saturday and Sunday afternoons only with group tours by appointment.

         The Advocate’s Ellyn Couvillion reports the nonprofit museum in downtown Donaldsonville is filled with artifacts and documents that shine a light on African-American history makers as well as the story of slavery.

         But two decades after its inception, the founders want to make sure the museum dedicated to the past has a future.

         In April, the museum will launch a fundraising campaign on the crowdfunding and fundraising site GoFundMe.

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