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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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February 2020

“The Buffalo Train Ride” presentation by author Desiree Morrison Webber

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

Author Desiree Morrison Webber will review her book The Buffalo Train Ride at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 4, at the Museum of the Western Prairie. This book explains how a plea from Comanche leader Quanah Parker to President Theodore Roosevelt opened the way to save the bison from near extinction. In 1907 fifteen buffalo from the Bronx Zoo boarded a train bound for a wildlife preserve in Oklahoma Territory. The Buffalo Train Ride received a positive review by School…

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Water/Ways exhibit opens

February 18
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

The Museum of the Western Prairie will host Water/Ways, a Smithsonian Institution Museum on Main Street traveling exhibition, from February 18 through April 11, 2020. This exhibition is made possible by a grant from Oklahoma Humanities. Water is an important element in American culture. People are drawn to water for peace and contemplation. The sights and sounds of water make those who experience them feel connected to nature. Many faiths revere water as a sacred symbol. Authors and artists are…

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April 2020

Water/Ways exhibit closes

April 11
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

The Museum of the Western Prairie will host Water/Ways, a Smithsonian Institution Museum on Main Street traveling exhibition, from February 18 through April 11, 2020. This exhibition is made possible by a grant from Oklahoma Humanities. Water is an important element in American culture. People are drawn to water for peace and contemplation. The sights and sounds of water make those who experience them feel connected to nature. Many faiths revere water as a sacred symbol. Authors and artists are inspired…

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