March 2, 2022
Contact: Larry O’Dell
Oklahoma Historical Society
2022 Oklahoma History Symposium to be Held April 9
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Historical Society will present “Perspectives in History,” the 2022 Oklahoma History Symposium, on Saturday, April 9, at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. This one-day symposium offers scholars, historians, authors and museum professionals a forum to share their work with history enthusiasts through presentations centered on topics in Oklahoma’s history. Three professional development sessions also will be offered for museum professionals, volunteers and students.
The symposium will feature a book signing and keynote speech by Connie Cronley, author of “A Life on Fire: Oklahoma’s Kate Barnard” (University of Oklahoma Press, 2021). Cronley, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, was awarded the 2021 E. E. Dale Award for outstanding book on Oklahoma history from the Oklahoma Historical Society. Attendees may order a boxed lunch from Mediterranean Imports in advance for $12 to enjoy during the keynote, but lunch is not required to attend the speech.
The Oklahoma History Symposium is free and open to the public, but attendees must register in advance. A complete schedule, session descriptions and registration details are available at www.okhistory.org/symposium. Registered participants may attend any or all sessions, the book signing and the keynote. The deadline for registration is April 1.
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.