May 20, 2015
TG&Y Reunion to be Held at the Chisholm Trail Museum
Kingfisher, Okla.—The Chisholm Trail Museum is proud to announce that a reunion of former TG&Y employees will take place at the museum on Saturday, June 13, from 1–3 p.m. The reunion is open to the public for former employees or anyone interested in touring the museum's exhibit on TG&Y. The exhibit includes items and memorabilia from the museum's permanent collection that have not been on display since the decline of TG&Y in the 1980s.
"TG&Y: An Original Oklahoma Icon" features personal items on loan from the original TG&Y store in Kingfisher and artifacts from stores across the state. Through photographs and artifacts the exhibit reveals the history of a small town variety store owned and operated by Raymond A. Young during the late 1920s. It navigated through the trying years of the Great Depression and World War II, emerging as one of the most successful chain variety stores in the nation, and the first Oklahoma-based store to reach more than $1 billion in sales with more than 900 stores across the United States by the end of the twentieth century.
Admission to the museum is $4 for adults and $2 for children and seniors. The museum is open Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. For more information about the Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher, please visit www.ctokmuseum.org, like the museum's Facebook page or call 405-375-5176. The Chisholm Trail Museum and Governor Seay Mansion are located at 605 Zellers Ave. in Kingfisher.
The Chisholm Trail Museum is an affiliate of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains 31 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.