The Perot Science Museum is coming to Ohio
Posted On July 25, 2021
Cleveland, Ohio (CNN) The Perot science and technology museum is coming out of the shadows to open its doors to the public on April 5.
The museum, which opened in 1992 and houses the Perot Presidential Library, will be open to the general public through March 5, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration.
Perot Science and Technology Museum director, John T. Perot Jr., announced the news to the crowd at the opening of the museum in Cleveland.
“Perot is not only the founder of the Perots but the leader of the free world, and the Peros of the world,” T.
Perot Jr. said.
“We are honored to share our museum with all of you, and we look forward to a wonderful and unique partnership.”
The announcement comes as President Donald J. Trump seeks to expand his support base, and is attempting to boost his own political brand in the wake of an increasingly hostile media landscape and the potential loss of federal funding from the United States.
Trump’s administration has been criticized for failing to investigate the deadly September 2017 bombing of the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which killed four Americans.
Perots administration has made several attempts to gain political support for the museum, including an online petition to be allowed to open in the capital of the United Kingdom.
But Perot’s efforts to build a museum of his own have faced opposition from both political parties.
Since Perot left office in 1992, the museum has faced criticism for the state of its facilities and exhibits, including a deteriorating museum that could only be accessed by the most dedicated.
In an interview with The Associated Press, T.P.
Perots son, David, said his father’s goal was to make sure that the museum would be open and accessible to the people.
“He wants to be a part of the American story, and I think the museum is part of that,” he said.