Yes, it's a shame Fort Wayne is losing the Lincoln Museum. The world-class operation has been here 80 years and its loss will make the city less distinctive in one more way. But it's a private museum that can locate any place it chooses. If the directors really are motivated by wanting the items seen by more people, moving makes sense. This sentence was intriguing:
The foundation board voted to close the museum by June 30, citing the main reasons as too few visitors and lagging interest in history museums compared with more interactive museums.
Anybody else getting a little oversold on "interactivity"? It sort of overwhelms you and takes away one of the pleasures of visiting a museum -- just wandering around leisurely, lingering over something interesting occasionally. The Lincoln Museum is said to be "the world's largest private collection of memorabilia of the 16th president of the United States." Memorabilia; that would be artifacts, stuff you can actually see and -- once in a while -- actually touch. You know -- history.