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Project Experience

First Americans Museum

2000-01, 2004-10, 2014

Lord Cultural Resources was honored to work with the Native American Cultural and Education Authority (NACEA) to achieve their goals for a cultural center that tells the story of Native Americans in Oklahoma for the benefit of Native Americans and non-Native Americans.

Lord Cultural Resources developed the initial plan for the visitor experience, and then led the development of the Program Brief, which involved extensive consultation, market analysis, and assessment of institutional relationships. Based on the consultations we developed the Vision, Mission and Mandate for the Cultural Center and Museum, program plan, marketing strategy (in relation to other attraction elements planned for the site), facilities plan, staffing and governance recommendations, and attendance and operating revenue and expense projections. We subsequently prepared the Implementation and Governance Plan and updated the original Business Plan in 2014.

Funding challenges and COVID-19 delayed the official opening of the full Museum until September 2021 including a rebranding to the First Americans Museum.