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August 8, 2016

Contact: Renee Trindle
Sod House Museum, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 580-463-2441

The Outhouse: A Passing Americana

ALINE, Okla. — Dr. Billy Crynes, emeritus professor of engineering at the University of Oklahoma, will be at the Sod House Museum to present “The Outhouse: A Passing Americana” on Saturday, August 20, at 10 a.m.

This interesting and enjoyable presentation will cover the history of the outhouse, unusual uses and constructions, and the “accommodations” of historical figures. In 2003 Crynes’s photo collection of barns, windmills and outhouses prompted him to put together a unique history of outhouses. He has collected 1,939 outhouse photographs from 49 states and 55 countries and will share a portion of his collection with the audience. Visitors will hear and see things they never knew about this humble, democratizing structure.

The Sod House Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., and is located southeast of Aline on State Highway 8. For more information, please contact Director Renee Trindle at 580-463-2441 or sodhouse@okhistory.org.

The Sod House Museum is a division 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 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.

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