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Oklahoma History and Preservation Conference

Celebrating Women Who Built History

April 24–26, 2019 | Chickasha, Oklahoma

Presented by the Oklahoma Historical Society and the State Historic Preservation Office

This year, the Oklahoma History Conference and the Statewide Preservation Conference have joined to become the Oklahoma History and Preservation Conference. This combined conference will feature twenty sessions pertaining to Oklahoma’s heritage and historic preservation.

The 2019 Oklahoma History and Preservation Conference will be held April 24–26, 2019, at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO) in Chickasha, Oklahoma. This year’s theme is “Women Who Built History,” in honor of the 100th anniversary of women in Oklahoma receiving the right to vote in late 1918. Many of the sessions will highlight the contributions of women to Oklahoma politics, culture, architecture, history, and preservation.

Optional activities will include an evening reception, two luncheons, a book signing, and a program celebrating Chickasaw storyteller Te Ata. Tours will explore the Grady County Museum, Verden and Lincoln separate schools, and Sia: The Comanche Nation Ethno-Ornithological Initiative.

Conference Schedule

Registration

Conference registration is $25 for OHS members. The cost is $50 for nonmembers and includes a one-year Oklahoma Historical Society Individual Membership. Optional activities are available for an additional fee.

The deadline for registration is April 20. We will hold your name tag, event admissions, and other materials in a packet at the registration table.

Register Online

To register by mail, download our registration form. Call 405-522-0317 to register by phone with a debit or credit card.

Conference Location

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is located at 1727 West Alabama Avenue, Chickasha, OK 73018. USAO was originally a women’s institution of learning. The Oklahoma Industrial Institute and College for Girls was founded by Oklahoma’s first legislature in 1908. The name was officially changed to the Oklahoma College for Women in 1912, and in 1965 the university became the coeducational Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts. In 1974 the name was changed to the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. The USAO campus is recognized as a historic district in the National Register of Historic Places.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

The Chickasaw Nation
Department of Commerce, Oklahoma Main Street Center
Grady County Historical Society
Preservation Oklahoma, Inc.
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

Lodging

Limited lodging is available, so book your hotel early.

Fairfield Inn and Suites
2812 South 4th Street
Chickasha, OK 73018
405-224-0152
Choose from a king suite ($119), standard double queen ($109), or standard king room ($109) at the Fairfield Inn and Suites.

Hampton Inn
3004 South 4th Street
Chickasha, OK 73018
405-320-5955
The Hampton Inn offers a king or double queen room for $119. Book your room by March 27 to guarantee this special rate.

Holiday Inn Express and Suites
2610 South 4th Street
Chickasha, OK 73018
405-224-8883
The Holiday Inn Express and Suites is offering a king or double queen room for $119.