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Improvements planned for Kansas Aviation Museum

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- The city of Wichita will help finance a $1.8 million project at the Kansas Aviation Museum to upgrade the aging building.

Museum officials said in a news release Tuesday that the city will contribute $900,000 for the work, with the museum pay the rest.

Plans include installation of an elevator and modern heating and air conditioning and restrooms that meet federal accessibility requirements.

The museum says the upgrades will help it earn more income from facility rentals, boost its education program and provide a better experience for visitors.