On Tuesday, at 4 p.m., the last visitors will leave the distinctive, steel-and-glass Higgins Armory Museum building on Barber Avenue. Museum leaders say anybody on hand can pose for a photograph meant for the museum’s records. And Randy Higgins, the granddaughter of the museum founder and an outspoken critic of the shuttering, will ceremoniously close the door for the last time.
Last March, the Higgins leadership voted to close after years of struggle brought on, they said, by the museum’s small endowment. Unable to raise enough to balance the budget and unwilling to sell off significant portions of the collection to stay open, the Higgins came up with a solution: The coveted collection of arms and armor would be transferred to the nearby Worcester Art Museum. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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