Huntington Free Library sells well-known Native American artifacts collection
The Huntington Free Library in Westchester Square will no longer house some of the oldest Native American books and artifacts. That's because the library has sold its collection in order to make improvements to the facility.
Cornell University bought the collection for $2.5 million. The library had been collecting the artifacts since 1930 and was later involved in a 15-year legal battle with the Smithsonian Institute. The library won the battle and was able to keep the collection.
Selling the artifacts will now allow the library to make improvements and offer new services to Bronx residents including computer classes.