Promoters of a museum dedicated to all things pop culture in Oklahoma plan to once again seek funding from the Legislature, but the fate of the Tulsa-based museum remains uncertain.
The Tulsa World reports the Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture, or OKPOP, would be a 75,000-square-foot building dedicated to the state's contributions in music, film, television, theater, pop art, comic books, literature and humor.
But state lawmakers have not yet committed to it for the 2015 fiscal year.
A new study estimates that the proposed Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture in downtown Tulsa would have a nearly $18 million impact in its first year of operation.
The study by the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce also estimates the museum would provide additional benefits, such as creating nearly 400 permanent jobs, a 650-space parking garage in downtown Tulsa and boost tourism.