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Chumash unveil plans for new museum and cultural center

Posted at 5:44 PM, Oct 22, 2018

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians is planning to build a museum and cultural center.

The tribe unveiled its plans at a press conference Monday morning.

The new museum and cultural center will be built along Highway 246 on nearly seven acres of land that was placed into federal trust for the tribe.

It will highlight the Chumash history and culture.

“The opportunity for us to share with the community and also to be able to celebrate with our tribe the customs and traditions of so many thousands of years is extremely important,” said Kenneth Kahn, Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Chairman.

Construction is expected to begin next month.

It will cost the tribe about $32 million.