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Cherokee Museum Plans $2 Million-Plus Expansion

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CHEROKEE, NC – The Museum of the Cherokee Indian is well on its way to raising enough money for an expansion in the North Carolina mountains.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reported during June that the Cherokee Preservation Foundation has raised nearly $2 million. The Foundation will match any additional donations.

A planned public reading room and digital library will bring archives and research materials from the Smithsonian, the National Archives and other collections to the Cherokee museum.

Students, academics and tribe members will have easy access to material they now have to travel to Washington D.C. to get. The facility will also include an 8,500-square-foot education and research wing with classrooms, an art studio and performance area.

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