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Budget cuts threaten presidential museums

North Carolina’s Polk site could close, scale back

PINEVILLE, N.C. — Supporters of a North Carolina museum honoring James K. Polk, America’s 11th president, are learning a lesson that’s hitting home at other monuments to lesser-known US leaders: Government spending on their memorial sites is declining, so private money and grants had better be found quickly.

The small museum on the land where Polk was born is the target of Republican state lawmakers looking for budget cuts.

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