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Updated: 08/21/2014 09:08:06AM

Society: Sell the trains

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PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


The railroad tracks outside the Depot Museum are still used a few times a week, but the future of the Depot itself is at stake as members of the Historic Society discuss ideas to keep the doors open.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


Well, no, Mimi Reid Hardman says, "We are not closing the Depot Museum." Here, she gets ready to meet with the Historic Society at last week's get together at the Depot to discuss its future.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


Jack Neal, member of the Historic Society, was present at Thursday's meeting last week, as the Society brain stormed ways to keep the Depot open.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


Dem Cowles, the Historic Society's legal counsel, discusses options with Jessica Bray, the Society's secretary at last week's meeting. The one thing the Society needed to address first, he noted, is what is the Depot's purpose and do they want to sell the trains?

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ


Mimi Reid Hardman is going to fight to keep the Depot Museum open. "You ought to know me," she said, noting "We are not closing the Depot Museum." At Thursday's meeting, the consensus was to approach the City Commission and City Manager Ken Fields one more time, in order to request the city sell the trains and give the money to the Depot for operation.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ

Mimi Reid Hardman is going to fight to keep the Depot Museum open. "You ought to know me," she said, noting "We are not closing the Depot Museum." At Thursday's meeting, the consensus was to approach the City Commission and City Manager Ken Fields one more time, in order to request the city sell the trains and give the money to the Depot for operation.

PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ

Dem Cowles, the Historic Society's legal counsel, discusses options with Jessica Bray, the Society's secretary at last week's meeting. The one thing the Society needed to address first, he noted, is what is the Depot's purpose and do they want to sell the trains?

By KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ

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Last Thursday, the Historic Society gathered at the Children’s Museum portion of the Depot Museum to hammer out how it plans to deal with the Depot’s financial deficit, one which has the potential of closing the doors of the Depot.

One option that has boiled to the top involves selling the trains outside the Depot, both of which, according to Depot Executive Director Mimi Reid Hardman, are hers to sell, because she acquired them in the first place, she said.

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