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Sherman Council cuts funding for city's museum

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A Dino Days exhibit at The Sherman Museum. (KTEN) A Dino Days exhibit at The Sherman Museum. (KTEN)

SHERMAN, Texas -- The Sherman City Council is cutting its funding for The Sherman Museum.

In recent years, the city provided the museum with $70,000 annually. That guarantee is now being cut to $50,000.

But if the museum raises some money on its own, the city will match that amount for up to $20,000.

"We do feel very strongly that's an important thing, and so we did not want to see funding cuts for the museum," said Deputy Mayor Shawn Teamann. "But we also have to be diligent and be efficient with city dollars."

903 Brewers plans to host a fundraising event for the museum to help out with expenses.

The Sherman Museum, established in 1976, is located in the 105-year-old Carnegie Library at 301 South Walnut Street.

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