Reach Museum Running Out of Money?
The epic museum has seen many successes, and a lot of visitors and traffic since it opened. But now it's facing financial issues.
The museum, which opened nearly two years ago, has seen thousands of visitors come through, and has received a number of grants and other monies to help with operations.
But like many museums, it's not operating in the black, and the deficit has caused officials to resort to laying off some workers, and scaling back some of the hours of operation.
Five full and five part time staffers were laid off, part of a $150,000 restructuring savings that has helped, but in a report submitted by CEO Lisa Toomey, the current expenses of the facility exceed their current abilities to fund it, even with donations and grants.
A workshop was held Wednesday with officials and community leaders to find ways to seek additional funding for the facility.