Members of the board of the Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester visited the VOA offices in Washington, D.C. this week to learn more about the organization.“The VOA is a best-kept secret for many Americans, but is a primary source of accurate news for 134 million people each day in 45 languages,” said Ken Rieser, VOA Museum board chair. “Its mission has always been to broadcast accurate news in oppressed countries that are media-censored or democracies at risk.”
The VOA Museum in West Chester is the only attraction in the U.S. that shares the history of the VOA and Cincinnati radio’s role during World War II and the Cold War.
Earlier this year, West Chester Township Trustees entered into a lease agreement with the museum’s board, putting them in charge of maintaing the landmark and allowed them to raise funds as a non-profit corporation.
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It will take roughly $12 million to convert it into the revenue-generating museum.
Before that happens, people can tour the museum, 8070 Tylersville Road, this Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.voamuseum.org.