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Campaign eyes $80M to finish Indian museum in Oklahoma

Two experienced fundraisers have been enlisted to help complete the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum in Oklahoma.

The $200 million facility in Oklahoma City needs $80 million. Blake Wade and Lee Allan Smith, who helped promote the 2007 state centennial, will raise $40 million from private donors as part of the campaign.

The remaining $40 million is expected to come from matching grants that will be sought from the state Legislature. Last year, lawmakers rejected a $40 million bond package or the museum.

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Oklahoma City will be asked to help pay for completion of American Indian Cultural Center (The Oklahoman 2/9)

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