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By Chevon T. Baccus APR
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State Budget Cuts Impact Lake Wales History Museum

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Last updated 6/12/2019 at 11:22am

The popular Lake Wales History Museum speaker series took a hit when the Florida Humanities Council (FHC) announced June 11 it had lost all of its state funding. The museum now will need to find $5,000 to underwrite the five programs it expected to be provided at no cost by the Council.

Executive Director Steve Siebert said the FHC normally gets about 25 percent of its annual funding for operations and programs from the state, but the Florida Legislature provided zero funding in its recently adopted budget. The FHC receives a majority of its funding from the National Endowment for the Huma...

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