State approve FL Museum charter application

The Finger Lakes Cultural and Natural Museum Project has gotten past the proposal stage. The state Education Department’s Board of Regents recently approved the museum’s charter application.Approval of the charter confers “credible recognition on a venture that has been merely a daydream until now,” wrote Cynthia Kimble, treasurer for the group’s fund.The museum still lacks a site, and members of the museum board are soliciting letters of intent from county economic development and tourism promotion agencies in the Finger Lakes area. The letters are due by June 15.Plans call for the museum to “showcase the 9,000-square-mile Finger Lakes region of New York State,” according to the project’s Web site at http://www.fingerlakesmuseum.org/.The board’s next meeting,which is open to the public, is set for 9:30 a.m. June 23 at the Aurora Inn in Aurora. The public is invited to attend.

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