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September 4, 2018

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

Oklahoma History Center Opens New Pictorial Exhibit “‘Where They Went’: A Photographic History of Oklahoma Animals”

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma History Center is honored to announce the opening of a photographic exhibit entitled “‘Where They Went’: A Photographic History of Oklahoma Animals.” The title is extracted from a Will Rogers quote: “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” The exhibit will be comprised of 26 black-and-white images taken by Oklahoma photographers and will open on September 21, 2018. It may be viewed in the Cooper and Gladys West Atrium Wing during regular hours of operation, Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Oklahoma History Center is located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr. in Oklahoma City.

“‘Where They Went’: A Photographic History of Oklahoma Animals” has been made possible through the generous support of the Kirkpatrick Foundation as a prelude to a triennial conference hosted by that group. The ANIMAL 2018 Conference of Ideas, Impact, and Inspiration will be held on October 22 and 23, 2018, at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City. According to its website, this conference is a key to achieving the Kirkpatrick Foundation’s Safe & Humane mission to make Oklahoma the safest and most humane place to be an animal by 2032. For more information on this conference and its mission, visit www.theanimalconference.com.

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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