October 16, 2013
Claude Moore Colonial Farm spent eight days closed due to the government shutdown, despite being privately funded and operated.
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Despite being privately funded and operated, farm closed for eight days because of shutdown.
On Monday, Sept. 30, volunteers and staff at Claude Moore Colonial Farm were preparing for their busiest month of the year, with thoughts of a looming federal government shutdown far from their minds. After all, in 1995 and 1996 the property was unaffected by similar shutdowns.