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06/23/17

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Contact: Chad Williams
Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-522-5207
chadw@okhistory.org
www.okhistory.org/research

Oklahoma Historical Society Announces Opening of Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab

OKLAHOMA CITY — On Wednesday, June 21, the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) dedicated the new Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab in the Research Center, located at the Oklahoma History Center. The learning lab has state-of-the-art audio/visual technology and can accommodate up to 120 seated theater-style or 75 seated classroom-style.

The Musser family’s donation also included funding for 10 digital Scan Pro microfilm reader units. These new machines will allow library visitors to research Oklahoma newspapers, American Indian records and other historic material using the newest technology available. The learning lab will host genealogical and historical programming presented by OHS staff and visiting scholars. In addition, the lab can be rented by groups and organizations for meetings and events.

“Clark said he and his wife, Kay, wanted to make a major gift to the Oklahoma History Center,” said Dr. Bob Blackburn, executive director of the OHS, “and they wanted to do something that would have a lasting impact and improve sustainability. The Research Center staff has already planned several workshops and classes for the new space.”

For more information about the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab and OHS Research Center programming, please contact the OHS Research Center at 405-522-5225 or visit www.okhistory.org/research. The Oklahoma History Center is located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City.

The OHS Research 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 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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Editor’s Note: Photographs to accompany the story can be acquired by contacting Chad Williams at 405-522-5207 or chadw@okhistory.org.





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