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    Museum to Tell Story of Celtic Legend Larry Bird
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    Indiana Pacers team president Larry Bird watches an NBA summer league basketball game between the Pacers and the Oklahoma City Thunder, Wednesday, July 6, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    A museum is being planned to tell the story of basketball great Larry Bird, an Indiana native.

     
       Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Saturday that the museum will be located in a new convention center that's being built in Terre Haute in western Indiana. The Tribune-Star reports Bird plans to donate personal items and memorabilia from his career with the Boston Celtics, Indiana State University, the U.S. Olympic team and beyond.
     
       Holcomb predicts the museum will be a global draw, describing Bird as ``Larry the Legend _ Indiana's favorite son.''
     
       Details about the museum are still being developed, but plans include interactive displays to detail Bird's life and career. He won three NBA championships with the Celtics.
     
       Construction on the convention center is expected to start in the spring.

    A museum is being planned in Indiana to tell the story of basketball great Larry Bird.

    Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Saturday that the museum will be located in a new convention center that's being built in Terre Haute in western Indiana.

    The Tribune-Star reports Bird plans to donate personal items and memorabilia from his career with the Boston Celtics, Indiana State University, the U.S. Olympic team and beyond.

    Holcomb predicts the museum will be a global draw, describing Bird as "Larry the Legend -- Indiana's favorite son."

    Details about the museum are still being developed, but plans include interactive displays to detail Bird's life and career. He won three NBA championships with the Celtics.

    Construction on the convention center is expected to start in the spring.