Okla. Museum Bill To Be Pulled For Tornado Relief

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Historical Society is asking state lawmakers to postpone consideration of a museum funding bill so they can concentrate on tornado relief.

Bob Blackburn, executive director of the Historical Society, said Tuesday that a funding bill for the Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture should be temporarily set aside following the devastation and loss of life in Moore and other parts of central Oklahoma in Monday’s tornados.

Blackburn says the society’s board members, private donors and supporters who have pledged matching resources for the museum agree that this is the time to grieve and rally around those who need our help.

Supporters were seeking $40 million for the Tulsa-based museum, dubbed OKPOP. It would be dedicated to Oklahoma authors, musicians and actors, and their impact on popular culture.

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