National Cold War Center receives $1.9 million in state funding for upgrades

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BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) – A northeast Arkansas tourist spot dedicated to efforts in one of the nation’s toughest wars will get better.

On Tuesday, September 27, officials from the National Cold War Center in Blytheville announced that they had acquired $1.9 million from the State of Arkansas. They said the contribution will contribute to ongoing efforts to make the center a major tourist destination in the Delta.

A press release from the Mississippi County Regional Chamber of Commerce said the money came in August as a lawmaker-approved one-time distribution of restricted reserve funds to the Parks Department’s Heritage Division. , Heritage and Tourism requested by Governor Asa. the Hutchinson administration.

“We appreciate the substantial investment that the State of Arkansas has made in the National Cold War Center and Mississippi County,” said Mary Gay Shipley, chair of the National Cold War Center board of trustees. “The state’s contribution will allow the center to continue to forge ahead to become one of the world’s premier cultural institutions right here in the Arkansas Delta.”

Officials said the money will allow the center to continue sharing the unique story of one of history’s most pivotal conflicts.

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