Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum to Reopen

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 2:17 pm
By: News 9

By Alex Cameron, NEWS 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum is preparing to reopen three weeks after flooding unexpectedly forced it to shut down.

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There's still carpet that needs to be replaced, but the exhibits should look just as they did before, as no artifacts were damaged.

Now, some of the exhibit space suffered water damage, so it's been a major job -- and still is a major job -- getting the museum ready for visitors once again.

Members of the curatorial staff have been hard at work, cleaning the hundreds of artifacts that were quickly removed from harm's way, when the flooding was discovered back on January 16. It was a mechanical problem with an air conditioning unit up on the roof that caused the flooding.

The museum is scheduled to reopen Thursday. Members of the Oklahoma City Thunder will be at the museum Saturday from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., welcoming visitors, signing autographs, and giving away vouchers good for tickets to upcoming Thunder games to the first 250 people paying admission to the museum.