The College Park Gazette recently reported that the National Museum of Language in College Park has not been receiving enough funding. According to the source:
The National Museum of Language in College Park opened in 2008 as the first facility of its kind in the United States—a museum dedicated specifically to teaching the history of the world’s languages.
But now, museum members are worried that a lack of funding could spell the end for an idea that was nearly 40 years in the making.
The museum is located on the second level of an office building at 7100 Baltimore Avenue–near Fraternity Row. It is open Tuesdays, Saturdays and the first and third Sundays of each month. Admission is free, but the museum is seeking donations and memberships in addition to the occasional government grants it receives. The private funding is used to pay for operational costs. According to the museum’s treasurer, James McFadden:
The museum needs about 800 members to be self-sustaining, and the next few months will likely determine whether it has potential to grow.
For more information about the museum, you can visit its website here.