Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Controversy in Union Square's backyard

City officials on Monday seized hundreds of artifacts recovered during archaeological digs in Carroll Park from a nonprofit that had been charged with caring for the pre-Civil War items but alarmed officials by moving boxes of them to a storage locker in Baltimore County without permission.

The city terminated the Carroll Park Foundation's 50-year license agreement decades early, effectively killing the group's plan to create an outdoor museum and tourist attraction that would have highlighted the lives of slaves who helped build Baltimore.

City officials said they lost confidence in the group's ability to care for the artifacts and to carry out the project.
For the rest of the story from the Baltimore Sun, click here: City seizes hundreds of artifacts from nonprofit group in Carroll Park - Baltimore Sun

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