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November 23, 2016

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

Holiday Market at the Museum Scheduled for December 6

ALTUS, Okla. — The doors of the Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus will open at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6, to welcome shoppers to the third annual Holiday Market at the Museum hosted by the board members of the Western Trail Historical Society (WTHS).

The event will showcase the talents of 12 area artists and provide a terrific holiday shopping opportunity for the members of the WTHS as well as the general public. Artists were carefully selected to ensure high quality, wide variety and uniqueness. As an added bonus, shoppers also will have the opportunity to tour the museum while they browse the artists’ displays.

“The Market provides an outlet for our area artists, gives our members and guests the opportunity to purchase unique Christmas gifts, and supports the efforts of the WTHS to ensure the success of the museum,” said Museum Director Jennie Buchanan. “In addition, the Museum Gift Shop will be open and is freshly stocked with new books for children and adults on topics related to the history of this area.”

This year’s Holiday Market will showcase paintings by Brian Nichols and Sue Messerly from Altus; works in wood by Joe Harkins and Don Proctor from Altus; pottery by Norma Williams from Mangum and Ronald Kuykendall from Petersburg, Texas; welded art and drawings by Laura Gillis from Iowa Park, Texas; jewelry by Jerry Foster, formerly from Altus; mosaics by Jenny Perry of Frederick; and more unique works of art.

The Museum of the Western Prairie, a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society, is located at 1100 Memorial Drive in Altus. For more information, call the museum at 580-482-1044.

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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