Archive for March, 2009

Berwyn, OK Renamed Gene Autry

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

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by Rachel Mosman, Associate Photo Archivist

In 1941 the town of Berwyn, in Carter County, changed its name to Gene Autry after the actor and singer. (more…)

What is it?

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

by Jill Holt, Curator of Textiles

One of the tasks of a curator is to properly identify the object name and function of an artifact. Our database includes a lexicon of object names and functions from which we select, and every effort is made to choose the correct name for an object. (more…)

Mary McCormick Notes

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

by Jeri Smalley, Volunteer

Mary McCormick is a leader, educator, political activist, dedicated tribal member, wife, and mother. She is known throughout the state; mention of her name evokes an, “I know her” response from many. A twenty-two year member of the Oklahoma Historical Society, she has donated her papers to the Society, and they are now available to researchers. (more…)

Tie One On

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

by Jeff Briley, Assistant Director, Oklahoma Museum of History

Winter in Oklahoma may be well described by the Lou Reed lyric, “ You can’t depend on the worst always happening.” My son learned that cruel lesson this year in Oklahoma: Despite the setting of all children’s books, the arrival of Christmas does not necessarily equate to snow. The sled he dragged around the house for a week remains an undelivered promise of fun. (more…)