Reply to "Make the B&O railroad Museum a National Park"

Nick Chillianis posted:

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help." - Ronald Wilson Reagan

Funny...NOT.  Decades ago I worked for a government owned/run museum.  In connection with other hobbies I regularly visit government owned/run museums.  They can be just as well run and well maintained as independent museums.

It isn't a question of whether government owned/run museums in general are good.  It is a question of whether the B&O Museum in particular would be better off if it was part of the national park service.  On this I come down on the "No" side.  There are things which the B&O Museum could do to improve the experience for existing fans and to broaden its appeal, but there is no reason to believe rolling it into the NPS would cause those things to happen. 

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