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Land where slavery museum would have been to go up for sale by Fredericksburg.

Date published: 7/17/2011

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Wilder wrote a blog post in February that was sent to several media outlets. It said Wilder and the museum's unknown board of directors "look forward to a return to aggressive fundraising in the near future for what we know must be a leaner project."

However, the museum is no longer allowed to raise funds. Its registration to solicit charitable contributions in Virginia expired in May 2008, and there has been no action since to renew it.

An inquiry was made by The Free Lance-Star on May 17 about the amount of taxes owed to the city. That amount, as of May 17, was $181,586.47, according to Fredericksburg Chief Deputy Treasurer Brenda Wood.

"To be honest, I think city residents expect us to follow through," Devine said. "It's tax money that can be put to use in the city."

When asked if anyone had contacted him about purchasing the land, Haney said he would assume that several companies would be interested in purchasing it.

Robyn Sidersky 540/374-5413
Email: rsidersky@freelancestar.com


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