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Museum Opening 2017

Once The American Indian Cultural Center and Museum is completed it will be an epic indoor/outdoor adventure for the entire family! Experience one-of-a-kind exhibits, participate in hands-on educational programs, hear first-hand accounts in the theaters and watch cultural demonstrations celebrating the collective histories and contemporary cultural expressions of Oklahoma’s original peoples.

Explore the outdoor cultural park where the plains, prairies and wetlands converge. Enjoy an intimate connection with the natural environment such as earth, wind, water and fire used to interpret American Indian perspectives.

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The American Indian Cultural Center and Museum
659 American Indian Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73129
P: (405) 239.5500 F: (405) 670.0775
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cities make me so nervous i try and keep my distance but this will surely draw me in.
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I don't drive by there, but I'm subscribed to see what others say.
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OKLAHOMA CITY - Construction of the long-awaited American Indian Cultural Center & Museum could resume as soon as this fall.

Fundraisers reported Thursday they had collected $10.8 million in private donations, enough to start the process outlined in a 2015 state law to complete and open the museum.


Once that is done, the process of issuing state bonds can begin. The $10 million is the state's first installment on its $25 million pledge of matching funds to complete the museum.

Plans are to raise $31 million from private and tribal sources, plus $9 million pledged by the city of Oklahoma City, for a total of $40 million.

The American Indian Cultural Center & Museum, with its signature mound and arch, is visible from the intersection of Interstates 35 and 40 near downtown Oklahoma City.

It is expected to draw visitors from around the nation and globe with world-class exhibits, artifacts and events.


American Indian Cultural Center & Museum in OKC clears hurdle to issue bonds, resume building



At the Indian Cultural Center, Pepper Henry said, "I'll be building an organization from scratch."


He said the center would look to Oklahoma's 39 tribes and beyond in fulfilling its educational mission to serve Indian Country and highlight "the diverse heritages and cultural life-ways of America's first peoples."

Conceived more than 20 years ago, the Indian Cultural Center had a "groundblessing" in 2005. Construction began in 2006 and the visitor center was dedicated in 2008.

The city of Oklahoma City and the Chickasaw Nation are finalizing an agreement to complete and open the museum, and to convey surrounding land to the Chickasaws for development.


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"People will come and they will gain something very personal,” said Communications Director Shoshana Wasserman, “Not just about tribal knowledge but even at a more personalized individual level. And so, kind of this ascension, and when you come back you would have had a changed perspective of some kind."

“Construction could begin in the fall, and the museum could be open to the public by 2020. I can tell everybody in Oklahoma this is going to happen, for sure,” said Wade.

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Interesting. But completion in 2020 will be hard to do, especially given the state of the state's finances.
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Seward's folly part deux. This thing was plagued with so many misteps and false promises that at this point I'd rather see it bulldozed and sold for apartment houses than cost the taxpayers another dollar. It was a really cool idea when it started and was to be fully funded but too many empty promises and cluster fiddlers later it's just a money pit.
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