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Kurt Vonnegut Museum makes final-hour push for fundraising

Kurt Vonnegut Museum makes final-hour push for fundraising


*KYLI*) HAPPENING NOW.. THE KURT VONNEGUT MUSEUM AND LIBRARY NEEDS TO RAISE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS…. BY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT! *PHI*) NEWS 8’S TRAVIS ROBINSON SPOKE WITH MUSEUM LEADERS WHO SAY THEY ARE ABOUT 75 THOUSAND DOLLARS SHORT OF THEIR GOAL. TRAVIS? *TRAVI*) RIGHT NOW, THE FUNDRAISER HAS JUST UNDER 7 HOURS LEFT TO RAISE THE MONEY, THAT’S NOT A LOT OF TIME, BUT THE BOARD SEEMS HOPEFUL. THE SPOT WHERE THE MUSEUM SITS RIGHT NOW, IS NOT PERMANENT. IT’S JUST A DONATED SPACE, THAT THEY’RE BEING ASKED TO LEAVE. SO IN ORDER TO HAVE A TRUE PLACE TO CALL HOME, THE MUSEUM NEEDS MONEY. “WE REALLY LIKE THIS PARTICULAR BUILDING. IT’S IN THE DOWNTOWN SQUARE, IT’S CLOSE TO ALL THE OTHER AMENITIES IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA. WE GET A LOT FO CONVENTION GOERS WHO HAPPEN TO BE IN TOWN FOR A CONVENTION, BUT THEY’RE KURT VONNEGUT FANS. THEY SEEK US OUT AND COME TO OUR LIBRARY. WE WANT TO MAKE IT ACCESSIBLE FOR THEM.” “NOW, THE MUSEUM IS JUST MOVING DOWN THE STREET, ONLY IF THEY GET THE FUNDS THOUGH. IF THEY CAN’T…WELL, THEY’LL NEED TO FIND ANOTHER AVENUE TO GO DOWN.” “WE’LL CROSS THAT BRIDGE WHEN WE COME TO IT.” DESPITE BEING SO FAR FROM THE GOAL, THERE ISN’T ANY DOUBT THEY’LL MEET IT. “SUNDAY NIGHT WE WERE 250 THOUSAND DOLLARS SHORT. TODAY, THIS MORNING, WE WOKE UP AND WERE 75 THOUSAND DOLLARS SHORT, NOW WE’RE 70 THOUSAND DOLLARS SHORT, SO WE’RE GOING TO GET THERE I THINK.” AND THEY’RE ALREADY PLANNING AHEAD WITH WHAT’S GOING TO BE A PART OF THEIR NEW SPACE. “WE WANT TO BUILD A SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 EXHIBIT IN PART OF THE SPACE. BLUE BEARD IS PARTNERING WITH US- ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC RESTAURANTS HERE IN INDIANAPOLIS. THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE A CAFE ON THE FIRST FLOOR.” BUT REGARDLESS OF WHAT HAPPENS TO THE MUSEUM, VONNEGUTS WORK IS MORE THAN JUST A BUILDING OR A BOOK. “WELL, I THINK THE MUSEUM IS GOING TO BE HERE. SO SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 WILL LAST PAST YOUR AND I’S LIFETIME WITHOUT ANY DOUBT. IT’S A TIMELESS BOOK ABOUT WAR AND WHAT HAPPENS IN WAR. AS LONG AS HUMAN BEINGS ENGAGE IN THE FOLLEY OF WAR, SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 WILL BE RELEVANT.” *TRAVI*) AND SINCE THERE’S STILL A HANDFUL OF HOURS LEFT TO GO UNTIL THE FUNDRAISING DEADLINE, IF YOU’D LIKE TO DONATE, YOU CAN GO TO OUR WEBSITE FOR A LINK TOT HE DONATION PAGE. I’M TRAVIS

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