History isn't cheap: state taxpayers kicked in
That's in addition to the nearly
The state's portion of the sites' operating costs is slated to tick up in the coming fiscal year to nearly
The foundation's total line item in the coming state budget -- which is still being negotiated in
What do we get for that money? A full-on historical smorgasbord explaining life as it existed in America's first permanent English settlement and in the years that followed. The foundation has something approaching 180 full time staffers and more than 250 part timers.
Many of them are costumed historic interpreters, according to foundation spokeswoman
The sites served nearly 270,000 students during the 2012-13 school year, both at home on the Peninsula and in visits to more than 100 school districts, according to foundation figures. More than 560,000 people visited the Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center.
This is just part of what the state spends on cultural museums and monuments.
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