Destroyed or dismantled?
That's the tough question facing the Texas Military Forces Museum, where executive director Jeff Hunt has been accused of destroying
a Civil War battle diorama that took high school students years to construct.
Officials at the Austin-based museum insist that Hunt did not destroy the $23,000 diorama (seen at right), but rather dismantled and preserved it because of historical inaccuracies.
However an Arizona history teacher whose students constructed the diorama told an Austin Chronicle reporter that Hunt "wrecked" the diorama. He said that some of his students fell into tears upon hearing of the diorama's fate.
Some museum employees also described Hunt's reaction upon first seeing the diorama as a "tantrum" and that he ranted about how "awful" and "terrible" it was, according to the April 25th newspaper report.
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