MAI Tentatively Accepts Perot Offer to Move

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Summary

The Board of Trustees of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation voted to tentatively accept H. Ross Perot's $70 million offer to move the Museum to Texas. The vote was made subject to reconsideration if the board decides the financing commitments made in the new proposal from the American Museum of Natural History are sufficient.

Subject

  • Perot, H. Ross 1930-
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • 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. "Museum Tentatively Accepts Perot Offer to Move to Texas." The New York Times, 28 June 1985, p. C21.

Contact information

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

Date

June 27, 1985

Topic

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

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