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March 30, 2016

Contact: Paul Lambert
Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-522-5217

2016 Oklahoma History Conference Features 26 Speakers

OKLAHOMA CITY — The 2016 Oklahoma History Conference, sponsored by the Oklahoma Historical Society, will feature three bus tours, one reception, two luncheons, one dinner, one concert and presentations relating to the theme of “Landmarks and Turning Points in Oklahoma History” by 26 different speakers.

The conference will take place at the Woodward Conference Center in Woodward, Okla., on April 27, 28 and 29. Membership in the OHS is not required to participate, but all conference attendees are asked to register by noon on Friday, April 22. Detailed information about the conference and registration forms may be obtained by contacting Paul Lambert at 405-522-5217 or plambert@okhistory.org or Shelly Crynes at 405-522-0317 or scrynes@okhistory.org.

Headlining the presenters will be Jay Hannah, a prominent banker and Cherokee historian. Hannah will be the keynote speaker during the annual Conference Luncheon on Thursday, April 28, at noon. The other presenters will speak during the course of 18 presentation sessions. 

Speakers will include Bob L. Blackburn, Oklahoma City; Lauren Brand, Bethany; Robbin Davis, Ponca City; Susan Dragoo, Norman; Keith Fagan, Ponca City; Christiane Faris, Oklahoma City; Deena K. Fisher, Woodward; Margaret Flansburg, Edmond; Charles Goin, Woodward; Melvena Heisch, Oklahoma City; Michael Hightower, Oklahoma City; Bryce Hodgden, Woodward; Bill Jordan, Red Oak, Iowa; Tom Love, Oklahoma City; Daniel R. Maher, Little Rock, Arkansas; and Kevin Bowles Mohr, Cheyenne.

Also making presentations will be Auburn P. Mitchell, Austin, Texas; Bill Moore, Moore; Jonita Mullins, Muskogee; Glen Roberson, Norman; Sam Stalcup, Oklahoma City; Ian Swart, Tulsa; Quentin P. Taylor, Claremore; Ann Thompson, Oklahoma City; and Arly R. Ward, Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Music during the evening reception on Wednesday, April 27, will be provided by T. Z. Wright. The concert on Thursday, April 28, will honor Western Swing Society Hall of Fame member Ron Hohweiler. To view the complete conference schedule, please visit www.okhistory.org/about/conferencesched.

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 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.

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