West Sacramento receives nine-figure grant for heritage center project

July 31, 2018 by  

The 2018-2019 budget signed by Gov. Jerry Brown has included $100m to restore and rebuild the California Indian Heritage Center.

The money will be used to replace the State Indian Museum that was built in 1940 in Sutter Fort State Historic Park, and to rebuild the California Indian Heritage Center on a riverfront property spanning 43 acres. It will also benefit the California Native American tribes and surrounding community.

Chris Ledesma, Mayor Pro Tem, says that the riverfront will be an excellent location for the new center. With the project having been in discussion for more than a decade, officials will need to go back and revitalize their plans. There will be welcoming center too, with walkways and trails for visitors to explore.

Another $100m has to be raised for the project through fundraising by the Native American tribes. Lisa Magnat, director of California State Parks, says that the project will be a partnership between the state and tribal communities.

The California Indian Heritage Center will be on land donated by West Sacramento in 2007. The main entrance will be Marina Way off of Lighthouse Drive.

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