The Springfield Museum is open again after a nearly two-week closure following its board’s decision to fire the small nonprofit organization’s two paid employees.
The board closed the museum on July 25 following its termination of full-time executive director Jim Cupples and part-time exhibit coordinator Tina Casebeer. The museum, staffed by board members, reopened Aug. 6 and will maintain regular hours.
Christine Stole, the president of the board, and secretary Carol Houde declined to discuss why the board fired the employees or why it closed the museum.
“We want everything on the museum to be on a positive note,” Stole said.
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