Ross A. Hill: New Chickasaw Museum Cultural Center is World Class!

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

New Chickasaw Museum Cultural Center is World Class!

Today, I visited the new Chickasaw Museum and Cultural Center in Sulphur, OK.  It is about to open to the public in a few weeks and when it does you must to go see it.  I would put it on par with some of the things at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C.

This is a world class place that will only get better as the landscaping and other items mature.  The 110 acre campus is located just south of Highway 7 on the west edge of Sulphur.  It is about a 100 miles away.  The museum and cultural center is made up of 4 or 5 buildings and an incredible real Chickasaw village.  The buildings are very attractive with lots of cedar, stone and glass.  The landscaping, water features and views are wonderful. The exhibits are simply outstanding and state of the art. 

The Chickasaw Tribe started dreaming about this museum back in the 60's and some 50 years later, through much work, dreaming, planning and saving they started construction about 5 years ago.  Today they have built and paid cash for a $50 million dollar world class facility.

I predict it will become a huge tourist attraction.  In addition to folks from all over the country, I believe large numbers of people from Europe and from Asia will visit this center annually.  It is a wonderful learning experience and will be a place to study the Chickasaw heritage for generations to come.   Don't miss this fantastic museum, it will be your loss if you do.

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