Long-awaited Native American museum in Oklahoma has new name
Team Radio - December 13, 2019 10:06 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The long-awaited American Indian Cultural Center and Museum in Oklahoma City is getting a new name. City and tribal officials announced Thursday the facility will be called the First Americans Museum. Museum officials say the old name was unwieldy and the term “Indian” is not historically accurate. Construction on the 173,000-square-foot facility began in 2006 but was delayed for years after the project ran out of money and the Legislature refused to allocate more funds. An agreement was reached in 2016 between the city, state and tribal nations to finish construction. The museum is set to open in 2021.