NEWS RELEASELarry O’Dell
Oklahoma Historical Society405-522-6676
New Exhibit Features MAPS ProgramA new museum exhibit at the Oklahoma History Center features the story of the original MAPS program from concept to completion.
The exhibit consists of four panels with the themes of “The Plan,” “The Projects,” “The Players” and “The Promise.” It is built around a replica of a streetcar with seating inside and a video screen to play original newscasts from 1993 and a new documentary history of MAPS.
Almost 20 years ago, on December 14, 1993, the citizens of Oklahoma City passed the original MAPS projects vote, setting into motion the revitalization of downtown Oklahoma City.
The exhibit and videos were unveiled at a luncheon held at the Oklahoma History Center on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, as a kickoff to events in Oklahoma City celebrating the MAPS vote. Attending that luncheon were many of the original players in the MAPS campaign as well as current city leaders. Among those attending were former Mayors Ron Norick and Kirk Humphreys, current Mayor Mick Cornett, past and present City Council members, OKC Chamber executives and business leaders. The Oklahoma History Center is located on the northeast corner of 23rd and Lincoln, northeast of the State Capitol. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
For more information, call Larry O’Dell, 405-522-6676.