History Center Presents Third Thursdays
Oklahoma City, OK
For Immediate Release
Mark your calendars and join us each month for a glimpse into the past at Third Thursdays. This new Oklahoma History Center program will bring the rich history of our state to you through a series of lectures and discussions. Each month the museum will open its doors at 6:00 PM and the program will begin at 7:00 PM. Admission is free.
The evening programs throughout the year will cover a broad range of historical topics.
February - Fanaticism in the Heartland: Anti-Communism in Oklahoma, 1950-51
This presentation about anti-Communism in Oklahoma during the height of the national hysteria will focus primarily on two events, the firing of Librarian Ruth Brown from the Bartlesville Public Library in 1950 and the 1951 Oklahoma Loyalty Oath Controversy.
March - TBD
April - Oklahoma Weather
Join KFOR News Channel 4's very own Mike Morgan as we look at Oklahoma and the weather. Oklahoma is home to the extremes of weather and has played a unique role in the development of modern forecasting and meteorology.
May - The Road to War: the Missouri Compromise, Kansas-Nebraska Act, and John Brown's Raid
This presentation will help kick off the celebration of the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War in Oklahoma. Join us as we begin a series of discussions focusing on the Civil War over the next 5 years. This program will set the stage and discuss the road to secession and war.
June - TBD
July - TBD
August - Oklahoma Tourism along Route 66: Pioneers, Perseverance, Community, and Freedom
A 2007 Zogby International Survey found that nearly one-third of Americans surveyed did not know enough about Oklahoma to form positive or negative opinions. As state politicians and tourism officials noted, a void of opinion creates opportunities to convey new descriptions of Oklahoma to outsiders. Come discover what researches discovered as they made their way to cultural heritage museums along Route 66.
September - Why America Slept: Isolationism 1920-1938
This program will look at the mood of the American people in the '20s and '30s. As Nazi Germany grew in power America was in the midst of the Isolationist movement. Come and find out the opinions of the public, politicians, and more, as well as how the Munich Crisis helped to sway opinion.