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June 20, 2019

Contact: Steve Hawkins
Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-522-0754

Oklahoma History Center Presents “Salute to America” July Kilgen Organ Performance

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma History Center is pleased to welcome Dave Wickerham as the featured organist for the July 2019 Kilgen Organ performance “Salute to America.” This presentation will be Monday, July 15, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and will take place in the Devon Great Hall. Tickets are $10 for Oklahoma Historical Society members and $20 for nonmembers, and may be reserved by calling 405-522-0765. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and seating is first-come, first-served. The Oklahoma History Center is located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City.

Wickerham’s “Salute to America” will be comprised of dozens of well-known compositions that are intended to pay tribute to the patriotic spirit of all Americans, as well as to honor those servicemen and servicewomen who have defended the freedom enjoyed in the United States.

Wickerham is recognized worldwide for his versatility on the theater organ and his popular recordings. Among the hundreds of venues where he performs and the thousands of dates that he books are various chapters of the American Theatre Organ Society, a society of like-minded and astute performers. In April of 1999, he took great pleasure in being a feature artist in Melbourne, Australia, for the convention of the Theatre Organ Society of Australia, for which he received rave reviews. He returned “Down Under” for six-week concert tours in Australia and New Zealand during the summers of 2003 and 2012, as well as October and November of 2015.

The Oklahoma History Center is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, National Archives and is an accredited member of the American Alliance of Museums. 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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