Historic Sites, Museums Up Admission As Society Makes Cuts

The Minnesota Historical Society says a lower-than-needed state budget means it is forced to reduce services and raise entrance fees.

Beginning Dec. 1, admission to most historic sites and museums goes up $1. Society representatives at the state Capitol will encourage donations for free tours.

Also, society officials say they will not be able to acquire as many historic materials and some of its human resources, marking and development staff has been cut. The society eliminated the equivalent of 19 full-time jobs.