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Museum of the Western Prairie

1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521
580-482-1044
www.okhistory.org/westernprairie

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May 2019

Apron Strings: Ties to the Past exhibit closes

May 25
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

Visitors can explore the history of the apron through the exhibit Apron Strings: Ties to the Past now through May 25 at the Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus. Although taken for granted by many social and art historians, the apron is the subject of a fascinating reevaluation in this popular ExhibitsUSA exhibition. Featuring 51 vintage and contemporary examples, the exhibition chronicles changing attitudes toward women and domestic work. It surveys the wide range of design and craft techniques…

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Tour de Quartz exhibit opens

May 25
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

From May 25 to June 29, the Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus will host Tour de Quartz, a selection of artwork created by Oklahoma high school students during the 2018 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain. Each student artist is represented by one piece of artwork in Tour de Quartz. The exhibition of 20 photographs and 19 paintings will be on display in the First Gallery of the museum. During their two-week residency at Quartz Mountain, students…

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June 2019

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!: The Origin of Modern Musical Theatre exhibit opens

June 1
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

The Museum of the Western Prairie will host the Oklahoma History Center’s traveling exhibit Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!: The Origin of Modern Musical Theatre from June 1 to July 31. The exhibit tells the story of the iconic musical Oklahoma! from its origins to the present. More than 75 years after Rodgers and Hammerstein adapted Lynn Riggs’s play Green Grow the Lilacs into Oklahoma!, the duo’s first collaboration remains one of their most celebrated productions. Often considered the first modern…

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“Angie Debo: Daughter of the Prairie” presentation by Patricia Loughlin

June 4, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

On Tuesday, June 4, at 7 p.m., at the Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus author and historian Patricia Loughlin will discuss her recent children’s book Angie Debo: Daughter of the Prairie. Utilizing excerpts from Debo’s childhood diary, Loughlin provides an inspiring account of the life of Angie Debo chronicling her early years in Marshall, Oklahoma Territory, growing up on a farm with her parents and going to the local school. In the book, the author also explains the…

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Broadway Comes to Altus: Act II

June 10, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
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An event every day that begins at 7 p.m., repeating until June 11, 2019

Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

The Museum of the Western Prairie will host “Broadway Comes to Altus: Act II,” the second in a series of three musical performances. The show will be presented twice: once at 7 p.m. on Monday evening, June 10, and again at 7 p.m. on Tuesday evening, June 11. The audience will enjoy an evening of tunes from classic Broadway musicals performed by some favorite local musicians under the direction of Donna Tucker. Each performance will be capped at 100 audience…

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Broadway Comes to Altus: Act II

June 11, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 7 p.m., repeating until June 11, 2019

Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

The Museum of the Western Prairie will host “Broadway Comes to Altus: Act II,” the second in a series of three musical performances. The show will be presented twice: once at 7 p.m. on Monday evening, June 10, and again at 7 p.m. on Tuesday evening, June 11. The audience will enjoy an evening of tunes from classic Broadway musicals performed by some favorite local musicians under the direction of Donna Tucker. Each performance will be capped at 100 audience…

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Tour de Quartz exhibit closes

June 29
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

From May 25 to June 29, the Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus will host Tour de Quartz, a selection of artwork created by Oklahoma high school students during the 2018 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain. Each student artist is represented by one piece of artwork in Tour de Quartz. The exhibition of 20 photographs and 19 paintings will be on display in the First Gallery of the museum. During their two-week residency at Quartz Mountain, students…

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July 2019

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!: The Origin of Modern Musical Theatre exhibit closes

July 31
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

The Museum of the Western Prairie will host the Oklahoma History Center’s traveling exhibit Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!: The Origin of Modern Musical Theatre from June 1 to July 31. The exhibit tells the story of the iconic musical Oklahoma! from its origins to the present. More than 75 years after Rodgers and Hammerstein adapted Lynn Riggs’s play Green Grow the Lilacs into Oklahoma!, the duo’s first collaboration remains one of their most celebrated productions. Often considered the first modern…

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