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August 23, 2016

Contact: Jennie Buchanan
Museum of the Western Prairie, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 580-482-1044

Museum of the Western Prairie to Host "The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain"

ALTUS, Okla. — On Tuesday, September 6, at 7 p.m., the Museum of the Western Prairie will host an evening with Mark Twain. Storyteller James Doores of Amarillo, Texas, will bring the renowned author Mark Twain to life in his extraordinary one-man show, “The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain.” Dressed in a white linen suit, Doores has portrayed Mark Twain for more than 40 years. Reviewers say Doores is very believable as he transports his audience back in time with Twain’s observations of American culture and idiosyncrasies. This program is free and open to the public. For more information please call 580-482-1044 or email muswestpr@okhistory.org. The Museum of the Western Prairie is located at 1100 Memorial Drive in Altus, Okla.

The Museum of the Western Prairie 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.


Editor’s Note: Photographs to accompany the story can be acquired by contacting the Museum of the Western Prairie at 580-482-1044.

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