Mid-America All Indian Center

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The Mid-America All-Indian Center has received a $5,000 grant from the Wichita Community Foundation to repair damage caused by a pipe that burst earlier this month.

The money, which is from the foundation's emergency fund, will be used to make up for lost income from admission, tours and canceled events as well as to repair exhibit furniture.

Mid-America All-Indian Center

The museum portion of the Mid-America All-Indian Center will be closed for 60 to 90 days following a broken pipe.

April Scott, the center's executive director, says the broken pipe was discovered on Tuesday. She says water from the pipe flooded portions of the museum's exhibition space, but no artifacts were touched by water.

"The only thing that was affected by the water was some of the carpet and some of the pedestals that the collection was on," Scott says.

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Each week, Fletcher Powell finds the independent and non-commercial films showing in Wichita and the surrounding areas and brings them to you in this handy guide.

Coming up: A contest to capture the experience of the American Indian Festival.

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American Graffiti

July 18, 7:00 p.m.

Orpheum Theatre

40th Anniversary screening of George Lucas' Oscar-nominated film

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I love museums in the summer. What’s better than the beautifully cool environment of a museum when you need a break from the intense heat of the day?