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|Posted: Tue Dec 9th, 2008 02:28 pm||
|Associated Press - December 8, 2008 8:35 AM ET
PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) - Pamplin Historical Park will no longer open daily and will lay off the majority of its staff to cope with the sagging economy.
Officials at the Dinwiddie County Civil War attraction say it will open only by reservation with a minimum $100 entry fee beginning Jan. 2.
Park president and chief executive officer A. Wilson Greene would not reveal how many employees would be laid off at the privately owned park. He says it is park policy not to disclose its budget, number of employees or visitation numbers.
Pamplin opened its 422-acre park in 1994. It includes the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier and three other museums, four historic buildings, civilian and military living history programs and guided tours.
Greene says he hopes the cutbacks are temporary.
Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.timesdispatch.com