A rally is scheduled for this Friday in front of Seaford’s aimed at seeking support from Nassau County to reopen the facility.
The rally, slated to start at noon on Friday in front of the museum located on 2225 Washington Ave., Seaford, is being organized by the recently formed Friends of Tackapausha Committee. The group has been hard at work trying to reopen the county-run run museum after it was closed due to massive budget gap. Tackapausha Museum Director Wendy Albin was one of more than 200 county workers laid off in late December.
“We must show the county how important this museum is to our children,” the Friends of Tackapausha Committee said in a statement announcing Friday’s rally.
Nassau County Communications Director Brian Nevin that they could not comment on personnel matters but that the museum is expected to reopen to the public "on a regular basis this spring."
The Friends of Tackapausha Committee is a non-partisan organization with charitable 501(C)(3) tax-exempt status pending. The organization has a mission of working with Nassau County to assist the museum’s director and its staff to operate the educational center.
Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano had announced in early November that the Tackapausha Museum starting Jan. 1 from Wednesday to Friday but the facility instead stayed shut for the entire month. In September, Mangano announced that wildlife museum to help close a more than $300 million budget gap.
The Tackapausha Museum, which is set to celebrate its 65th anniversary this year, recently . The museum has been closed to the public since Aug. 16, 2010 when the renovation project first began.