As the president of the Friends of the Fort Pitt Museum, and on behalf of its board, I welcome the interest and support of anyone who believes, as we do, that the Pennsylvania History and Museum Commission's recent recommendation that Fort Pitt Museum be closed and its artifacts be removed is full of faulty information and mistaken conclusions ("State-Run Museums Face Cutbacks, Closure Due to Fiscal Shortfalls," March 23).
Most of all, this recommendation is a violation of the trust that we have placed in the commission: our obligation as a commonwealth to preserve and interpret one of the handful of truly crucial sites that shaped the history of Pennsylvania, the nation and indeed the world.
Our Web site (www.savefortpittnow.com) will enable all of us to share information and to concentrate our forces on saving the museum. The Fort Pitt Museum tells a story that must be told. It tells a story no one else can tell. And it will tell that story better than ever before once it survives this crisis; its best days are still ahead.