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Durham Museum Photo Archive Collection
$200,000

This earmark request is for the 2010 fiscal year.

Sen. Ben Nelson (NE) requests $200,000 for:
Durham Heritage Museum
Omaha, NE

This earmark is in the following appropriations bill(s):

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Summary

to begin the preservation of the museum's photo archive collection consisting of 500,000 images in prints, negatives, and glass plate negatives reflecting the history of Omaha, Nebraska as one of the most significant cities in the growth of our nation's western region.

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Ashley March

August 24, 2009, 2:14pm (report abuse)

Those citizens, businesses and local charities of Omaha who think this is worth having should support it themselves through voluntary contributions and to seek similar voluntary gifts from outsiders. By what right should anyone be forced to contribute?

Bensade

August 24, 2009, 2:29pm (report abuse)

Clearly a project like this should be funded and vetted through conventional channels such as the NEA or other government funding agencies. It should not be an earmark.

John G.

August 24, 2009, 4:28pm (report abuse)

The preservation of these historic materials is an important project. $200,000 would pay 3 people for a year, plus all the supplies and equipment needed. Maybe this needs to fund thru a museum of natural history, the Smithsonian, or another group that could pool projects and resources in similar fields and maximize efficiency.

betty lemke

August 24, 2009, 9:22pm (report abuse)

With our present economy or any economy, we don't want our hard earned taxes to go to any earmarks. Give the money to the American citizens & that will solve the economy problems.You people just throw our taxes to the wind.

Doug Graham

August 25, 2009, 12:59am (report abuse)

You have got to be bagging me! We have NO money....Let this perk go unfunded. Let them do bake sales, car washes, and panhandling.....Maybe 6 months of Wednesday night Bingo games and raffles.....Why do we, the taxpayer, have to pay for something we can't afford anyway...I really like Ben Nelson, and I've met him. This is not personal it is fiscal....

dontwastmymoney

October 2, 2009, 4:53am (report abuse)

I think the Durham Heritage Museum needs this $200,000. However, pay for it through fundraisers or other means.

Forcing me, a resident of California to pay for this is absurd.

dontwastemymoney

October 2, 2009, 4:54am (report abuse)

I think the Durham Heritage Museum needs this $200,000. However, pay for it through fundraisers or other means.

Forcing me, a resident of California to pay for this is absurd.

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