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As an OHS member and frequent user of the research library, I'm very concerned about the future of the research library and its staff.
A lot of the discussion online has centered on the need for additional state funding for OHS, which I understand. However, equally important is how OHS chooses to utilize those funds they have.
In light of the research library closures, it seems odd to me that the OHS is expending funds to bring in popular (and expensive) historians such as Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough to speak in conjunction with the Hatfield Historians Forum.
Admittedly, this series is a great opportunity for the well-heeled in our community, but with the most affordable general admission tickets going for $50, I wonder if the return is meeting (or exceeding) the investment. If so, that's wonderful, and I can rest assured; if not, perhaps that expenditure should be reevaluated in light of the research library closure.
I, for one, would prefer to have the research library open and operational...it seems one can always catch a Goodwin lecture online or on TV.
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