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New Western museum could be coming to Scottsdale

Posted: Mar. 6th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
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Scottsdale has long been known as the West's most Western town and they are out to prove that they deserve that tittle. The city council is being asked to write as $14 million check to build a new Western museum in the downtown art district. 

Scottsdale City Council members are being asked to write a check for $14 million to build a Western art and history museum in the downtown arts district.

Ned O'Hearn, with the nonprofit Scottsdale Museum of the West, said if the city commits then his group will gather private donations to cover design and annual operating costs.

"Scottsdale is known as the West's most Western town," said O'Hearn. "And, people come here to experience the West. We've never really had a venue where people can learn and appreciate the whole story of the West."

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