OTTAWA COUNTY, Oklahoma - The Wyandotte Nation in Ottawa County celebrated the grand opening of its new cultural center Friday.

The 7,625-square foot Cultural Center features a museum, classrooms, a multipurpose room, gift shop, and the Tribal Heritage Department offices. 

Along with an eternal flame, the center will also be home to the tribe's annual gathering, which helps connect tribal members to their culture and history.

The funding for the $1,687,000 project came from an Indian Community Development Block Grant and from economic development provided by the Wyandotte Nation’s federally-chartered corporation, Wyandotte Tribe of Oklahoma.