Donation prevents Katherine Dunham Museum from closing

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EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KTVI)– Electricity at the historic Katherine Dunham Museum in East St. Louis was about to get shut off.

They needed $486 to keep the power on and security system intact.  A generous donor from south St. Louis came to the rescue and sent the museum a check for $500 and now they can keep it open for the next 30 days.

Organizers have a fund raiser scheduled at the Lighthouse in Centerville, IL in December to raise money to help cover operations costs.

Katherine Dunham Museum might close if electric is not paid