DETROIT (AP) —Four organizations have stepped to the plate at years end to assist in the Motown Museum’s expansion efforts.

 

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The Detroit museum announced this week that it received a $1.3 million grant from the Kresge Foundation, $500,000 from The Elaine & Leo Stern Foundation, $225,000 from AARP and $55,000 from the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

 

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Kresge’s gift supports development of a public plaza and renovation of three nearby buildings for education and community programs. The foundation gave the museum $160,000 in 2016.

The museum hasn’t released fundraising totals.

 

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The expansion will be built around the existing museum, which includes the original studio and “Hitsville U.S.A.” sign.

 

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The museum is located where company founder Berry Gordy launched his music empire. The label marks its 60th anniversary next year.

 

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