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12/20/16

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

“Curators’ Corner” Exhibit at the Oklahoma History Center

OKLAHOMA CITY — “Curators’ Corner” is a new exhibit area at the Oklahoma History Center (OHC) that highlights recent museum donations and artifacts specially chosen by the curators for the interesting stories each tells. Among the recent acquisitions on display are quilts, military accessories, Caddo women’s dance regalia and trade goods from a store near Rainy Mountain. The recently conserved mural “Trail of Tears,” painted by Elizabeth Janes in 1939, will be a long-term feature. Also included is information about the profession of art and artifact conservation, and examples of objects from the museum’s collections that could benefit from the work of a conservator.

“Curators’ Corner” also features artifacts from the Merci Train. The Merci Train was a train of goods sent to the United States from citizens of France following World War II. It was a way of expressing thanks for the assistance provided by Americans during and after the war.

The artifacts in “Curators’ Corner” will rotate approximately every six months. You can visit this exhibit in the Noble Foundation Gallery on the third floor of the Oklahoma History Center, located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City.

The Oklahoma History Center is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, National Archives and is an accredited member of the American Alliance of Museums. 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 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 about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.





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