March 19, 2019
Cynthia Ann Parker Living History Program at Museum of the Western Prairie
ALTUS, Okla. — On Thursday, April 4, at 7 p.m. the Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus will host “A Narrative Chronicling the Life of Cynthia Ann Parker: A Living History Program.” In 1836, during an Indian raid on Parker’s Fort (near present-day Waco, Texas), nine-year-old Cynthia Ann Parker was kidnapped and five members of her family were killed. Adopted into the Comanche tribe, she lived with them for 25 years until Texas Rangers recaptured her and returned her to the Parker family. This living history program chronicles the life of Cynthia Ann Parker and will be presented as a first-person narrative by Museum Director Jennie Buchanan.
This program is a part of the Annual Meeting of the Western Trail Historical Society. The presentation is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. The Museum of the Western Prairie is located at 1100 Memorial Drive in Altus. For more information, please call 580-482-1044.
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.