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Jun 26, 2014 9:08 AM by AP

Hurricane museum gets $200,000 donation

Cheniere Energy officials have presented a $200,000 donation to further the building of the National Hurricane Museum and Science Center in downtown Lake Charles.

Gray Stream, who heads the museum's board of directors, tells the American Press the donation brings the total amount of committed funding to $36 million. The facility has an estimated $68 million price tag.

Stream told the more than 100 community leaders and officials on Wednesday that the project still needs financial support to become a reality.

The facility is designed to educate people on the effects of hurricanes, including a hurricane-based curriculum that teaches math and science to students in grades 6-8.

The proposed 68,000-square-foot museum will include an auditorium, learning center, gallery and electronic classrooms.


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