Gov. Fallin signs bill funding OKPOP museum

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin signed legislation approving funding for the Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture Friday.

The museum, to be located in Tulsa, is commonly known as OKPOP.

Senate Bill 839 provides a $25 million bond for construction of the museum.

Land for the facility has been donated, and an estimated $10 million in exhibits and collections will also be donated, rather than purchased.

The Oklahoma Historical Society has secured prominent collections from figures such as Garth Brooks, Will Rogers and Bob Wills, among numerous others.

“The OKPOP Museum will be a tourism destination and a source of economic growth and development for the city of Tulsa,” said Fallin. “It’s another addition to a beautiful city that continues to grow every day.”

Once built, no state appropriations will be required to fund operations.

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