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Person Air Museum forced to shut down

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The Pearson Air Museum in Vancouver is shutting down.

Museum workers moved all the exhibits off the property this week after contract negotiations with the National Park Service fell through.

The service owns the land the museum rests on, leasing it out to the Fort Vancouver National Trust, who runs the museum, for the past eight years. When the lease came up for renewal this year, the service wanted new terms. But, the two parties could not come to an agreement.

Monday, the park ordered the keys to be handed over this Wednesday. The abrupt demand forced the air museum to cancel planned events and move all their exhibits in just three days.

The exhibits are now in storage, but Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler is drafting legislation to turn the land over to the city.

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