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Waterloo's African American Museum breaks ground on entertainment center

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The African American Historical and Cultural Museum is getting closer to their goal of a new facility. The African American Historical and Cultural Museum is getting closer to their goal of a new facility.
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The African American Historical and Cultural Museum is getting closer to their goal of a new facility.

This week, crews broke ground on the entertainment center that will be placed at the back of the museum.

The Museum is currently located in a boxcar on East Fourth Street to symbolize the way some African Americans lived in the city.

The plan is to construct the building right next to the boxcar.

"To say we could house it in any one structure in the community would be a disservice to our future -- our children in the community," said director Melvina Scott. "And that's what we're doing it for, for the future of our community."

The museum is still in need of $6,000 for a parking lot.

Those who want to donate can do so at the Community Foundation at U.S. Bank in Waterloo.

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