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10/10/14

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Contact: Steve Hawkins
Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-522-0754
shawkins@okhistory.org
www.okhistory.org

Monument Celebrating Wiley Post to be Unveiled October 14

Oklahoma City -- Join the Oklahoma History Center on October 14, 2014, as it unveils a new bronze sculpture monument commemorating Wiley Post. Speakers for the event will include Oklahoma History Center Director Dan Provo and historian Bob Burke, whose biography "Wiley Post: From Oklahoma to Eternity" documents the life and times of the iconic pilot.

The History Center also will showcase artifacts from its Wiley Post Collection. Among the artifacts to be displayed are Wiley's famed eye patch and his wristwatch. The event will be filmed and broadcast as a part of an upcoming program on a major network channel.

This event begins at 11 a.m. on October 14, 2014, on the third floor atrium bridge of the Oklahoma History Center with the full-scale reproduction of the famed aviator's plane, the Winnie Mae, in the background. Admission to the event is free to the public. For more information on the event please call 405-522-3602.

The Oklahoma History Center is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains 31 museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information visit www.okhistory.org.





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