Brogan Board Votes for Path to Permanent Closure

By: Gina Pitisci Email
By: Gina Pitisci Email

By: Gina Pitisci
February 11, 2013

Tallahassee, FL - One of Tallahassee's museums will begin the process of closing it's doors. The board members of the Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science, voted unanimously tonight. On a resolution to dissolve the organization, based on existing debt and expenses. The museum has been closed since January 1st 2011 while board members tried to get the museum's finances in order. The next step is for the Board Chair, Felicia Nowles, to contract with a lawyer to get a plan for dissolution established. Nowles states "We have a job and that job entailed taking care of our debt and I have always been committed to that and I'm really really happy that that's what we are doing. We're taking steps to take care of our debt." Brogan Board Member and Leon County Commissioner, Kristin Dozier, says "The museum has been open for over 15 years, tremendous amount of community support up front and on going through the years but lots of financial trouble for the last several years which has brought us to this point." In the next couple of months there are a few organizations that may be interested in renting the location and the option to offer spring break and summer camps is still being discussed. An additional meeting has been recommended by board members to address the details on dissolving the institution but a date on that meeting has not been decided at this time.


By: Gina Pitisci
February 11, 2013

Tallahassee, FL - The Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science board has adopted a resolution to dissolve the downtown institution. An attorney will be hired to come up with a plan to solve the Museum's debt issue.


By: Gina Pitisci
February 11, 2013

Tallahassee, FL - The downtown museum has been closed since January 1st 2012 as it has struggled to downsize its debt and expenses.

The board members have made efforts to reinvent the museum with a science-based focus which has created division among board members.

At the last meeting, Tallahassee Community College President Jim Murdaugh and City Commissioner, Gil Ziffer both resigned, noting serious concerns with the Brogan's ability to stay open with the new mission. They also felt there was potential program conflicts of interest with the neighboring Challenger Learning Center.

Other board members say reinvention efforts deserve a chance to develop before closing the doors for good.


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