General Government Programs to be Downsized


Gross Appropriation

Appropriation Breakdown




Michigan Library


All from GF/GP

Historical Center



Program Description:

Included in the line item "Library of Michigan Operations" are funds appropriated for the Michigan Library Historical Center, which is a museum housed inside the Library of Michigan. Exhibits at the museum are often changed or rotated; thus allowing for a wide variety of exhibits to be housed.

Recommended Action:

The Historical Center is a wonderful facility, but should not be a function of state government. The state should transfer ownership of the museum to a university, foundation or other private owner, giving it the same independence that private museums enjoy. The museum is simply not necessary to the successful operations of the library.