Work delayed on new Indian museum in Oklahoma City

Thursday, December 16th 2004, 9:51 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Officials say a targeted 2006 opening of a new $110- million American Indian Cultural Center in Oklahoma City is becoming less likely.

The start of construction is being pushed back to the summer, which likely means a 2007 opening for the new center.

The Native American Cultural and Education Authority had hoped to start construction this year for an opening in 2006.

But Director Tommy Thompson says bonds needed to fund the project are still being sold.

Thompson says $33-million in bonds are out for sale. He says Congress recently allocated $5-million for the project.

Plans call for the center to be built between I-35 and Eastern Avenue, with a tie into trails along the Oklahoma River.