The Zionsville Town Council is lending the Patrick Henry Sullivan Museum a hand to keep the town's center for history thriving.
The council voted Monday night, June 2, to give $10,000 from the Food and Beverage Fund to help the museum stay open. The museum was facing budget shortfalls due to a lack of revenue from the trust fund that provides funding for the museum portion of the SullivanMunce Cultural Center.
Councilwoman Candace Ulmer said there was an important item to note in regard to the funding.
"This is not for programs," she said. "This is for the museum side and the history side. This is really the only repository for the history of Zionsville."
Council President Jeff Papa said they have had several conversations with representatives from SullivanMunce about what services they provide.
"This is a one-time donation and will not be an annual contribution," said Councilman Tom Schuler. "If they would like additional future funding, they will need to come back next year. I think the group did a good job of telling us how they have dealt with the shortfalls and their long-term plans for funding."
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