Alarm sounded over museum for John Paul Jones (UK)





The future of a museum dedicated to the US naval hero John Paul Jones is in jeopardy due to a lack of funds. The cottage birthplace of the Solway sailor at Arbigland, near Kirkbean, is operated by a group of trustees and attracts about 3,000 visitors a year.

The trust's chairman has warned that it could close if extra resources for the museum could not be found.

Jones played a key part in the US War of Independence and was regarded as the "father of the US Navy".



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