Museums

Amid country's demographic change, local museums seek to attract visitors

Amid country's demographic change, local museums seek to attract visitors

While the history of the United States doesn’t change, the demographic makeup of the people who live in the United States is expected to.

The region’s economy profits off America’s origin story. If that’s going to continue, local museums have to entice new visitors -- representing younger generations and growing minority populations -- to buy admission tickets.

Officials from history heavyweights the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation seem confident in their plans to adapt to changes in American demographics — with the caveat that it may be too soon to gauge success.

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