Perot Offers $70 Million to Move MAI to Dallas, Texas

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Summary

H. Ross Perot has offered to invest $70 million in the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, if the Museum's trustees agree to move the museum to Dallas, Texas. According to the museum's trust, it is not allowed to leave the state of New York.

Subject

  • Perot, H. Ross 1930-
  • National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) George Gustav Heye Center
  • National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

McGill, Douglas C. "Perot Seeks to Move Indian Museum." The New York Times, 21 February 1985, p. C24.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

February 1985

Topic

  • Historians
  • Museums
  • Indians of North America--Museums

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