On Saturday October 20th Governor Eric Holcomb announced plans for the Larry Bird Museum which will be housed in the new convention center.
“First thing was just getting the convention center and that was a huge deal. And it’s gonna be a big deal for Terre Haute and all of West Central Indiana as we kind of heard tonight. And now the museum adds a whole other component,” said Mayor Duke Bennett.
The museum will serve as a tourist destination, helping to bring in more revenue.
Since the unveiling a timeline has begun to form for the project.
“We’re doing an awful lot of work right now with getting all the paperwork, all the design of the building moving forward,” said President of the Capital Improvement Board John Marvel.
The project total will cost $25 million.
Marvel hopes to break ground in the early spring, “The architects and builders tell us that it will take about two years from the ground-breaking to get it up and running”.