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Museum in Ellensburg to remain open

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ELLENSBURG, Wash -- The Children's Activity Museum in Ellensburg isn't closing its doors just yet.    

The City of Ellensburg gave a grant this week to the 20-year old learning center so that it can remain open until the end of the year.

The museum's future was in doubt because of financial problems -- and faced the possibility of closings its doors permanently.

Its home, a historic building in downtown Ellensburg, was old, and in need of a lot of repairs. However, the museum didn't have enough cash on hand to stay open and to renovate the building. 

Mike McClosky, a board member with the museum, told KNDO the museum is close to selling its historic building in downtown Ellensburg. And once they do, it should provide enough money for a new building, and keep the museum open permanently.