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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The Hagerstown student tradition of shooting prom and homecoming photos in a museum’s outdoor rose garden causes such traffic jams that the museum is making high schools pay for the privilege.

The Herald-Mail reported Thursday that the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts drew the line because a bridal party had trouble reaching the garden for a wedding rehearsal last spring.

Museum Director Rebecca Lane says schools can reserve the garden for $300, the same fee other groups pay.

Both public high schools say they’ve reserved the garden for prom nights. Principals say the cost won’t be passed on to students.

The museum is in City Park, overlooking a small lake. Traffic on the narrow access road typically backs up onto main streets on prom and homecoming evenings.
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Information from: The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, Md., http://www.herald-mail.com

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