Burned out bus - Is it really necessary?

Great expense was incurred by the taxpayers to purchase a bus and then set fire to it, so as to re-create the atmosphere of the Freedom Riders bus, which was burned and attacked outside Anniston, Alabama in 1961. Is this really an educational aid or purely a financial aid to increase disappointing attendance figures. Either way, one must ask oneself whether it is fair and just, to divert precious financial resources from the poor, needy and displaced, purely for the entertainment of visitors to the museum.