American Indian Cultural Museum to resume construction in Oklahoma City
OKLAHOMA CITY – Construction of the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum near downtown Oklahoma City is expected to resume in the spring after the last of several obstacles are dealt with.
City finance director Craig Freeman says the Chickasaw Nation is in the process of confirming that the state government has cleared the museum site of other obligations.
The Journal Record reports that Oklahoma has spent more than $90 million to create a site near the Oklahoma River to showcase the state’s American Indian heritage. Issues over budgets stopped construction by 2012, when the project ran out of money and the Republican-controlled Legislature refused to allocate more funds.
Oklahoma City Hall accepted the terms of legislation signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin to finish and operate the center earlier this year.