Friday, January 18, 2019
Recently, members of the OKC News Bureau were treated to a tour of the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum complex, which will be resuming construction in April and aiming for a grand opening in the spring of 2021.
Shoshana Wasserman, associate director of the American Indian Cultural Center Foundation, briefed participants on the history of the museum, the changes that have occurred in multiple arenas since the museum’s initial conception, its goals for the future and more.
When first conceived, the museum was largely thought of as an economic development project for Oklahoma, especially in light of economic diversification and tourism being the 3rd-largest industry in the state at present. “You’ve got to be promoting what people know you for,” Wasserman said. Today, not only does that goal remain, but others have come into focus, including telling the story of the 39 native tribes in Oklahoma.
Read the full story on VeloCityOKC.