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.

 

Latest Stories

Budget Break Down

By Sen. Roger Thompson, Senate Appropriations Chair  For years, we’ve worked to expand and grow Oklahoma’s...

Tulsa Rep Praises Biden, Encourages Tulsans to Get Vaccinated

OKLAHOMA CITY — State Rep. Monroe Nichols, D-Tulsa, released the following statement in response to the...

Oklahoma COVID-19 Update for 9 April 2021

SITUATION UPDATE: COVID-19 As of this advisory, there are 442,805 (416 new today) cases of COVID-19...