SC Confederate museum sees budget slashed

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A 114-year-old museum dedicated to South Carolina's military past may be running out of time.

WIS-TV reports that the Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum lost $765,000 to state budget cuts this week. That's virtually the entire operating budget.

Executive Director Allen Roberson says he's trying to work out some way to stay open with the state Budget and Control Board, which funds the museum.

Roberson says the cut comes after eight straight years of growing attendance.

The museum was founded in 1896. It contains artifacts from South Carolina's role in every military conflict since the American Revolution.

Information from: WIS-TV,

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