Museum officials still unsure of future with budget cuts looming

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Museum officials in Macon-Bibb County say they’re unsure of what they’re going to do if they lose funding heading into the next fiscal year. 

Commissioners haven’t finalized the 2015 budget, but officials proposed to cut $250,000 from museums and other programs in the county. 

Andy Ambrose, the executive director of the Tubman Museum, says the cuts will impact local tourism dollars. 

“And people may not realize this, but tourism is not only important here, but it’s the second leading industry in the state. So a whole lot of what we depend on in this state comes from what museums and attractions bring,” Ambrose said. 

He said the museum is looking into fundraisers and sponsors to get more money. 

Commissioners are set to meet again about the budget this week. 

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