October 10, 2019
Oklahoma History Center to Host USS Oklahoma Presentation by Military Historian Joe Todd
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma History Center is proud to announce a presentation on the USS Oklahoma by Joe Todd, noted Oklahoma author and military historian, on Saturday, October 19, from 3 to 4 p.m. The program will take place in the Musser Learning Lab, and is included in the price of admission to the Oklahoma History Center, located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City. For more details, please call 405-522-0765.
Oklahoma native Joe Todd served in the armed forces in Vietnam, and also in Kuwait and Iraq during Operation Desert Storm. He has received numerous awards and honors including the Bronze Star, Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Purple Heart and the Vietnam Service and Presidential Unit Citation. Todd has worked at the Oklahoma Historical Society and the 45th Infantry Division Museum preserving documents and conducting oral histories. He currently volunteers at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library interviewing World War II veterans. Todd has conducted more than 1,500 interviews to date. Todd is the author of “USS Oklahoma, Remembrance of a Great Lady,” “Robert Huston: Oklahoma Rough Rider,” and numerous articles.
The Oklahoma History Center is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, National Archives and is an accredited member of the American Alliance of Museums. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.