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March 5, 2020

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

Buchanan to Give Water Conservation Presentation at Museum of the Western Prairie

ALTUS, Okla. — On Thursday, March 19, at 7 p.m. Tom Buchanan, the manager of the Lugert-Altus Irrigation District, will present “Water Conservation Efforts by the Lugert-Altus Irrigation District,” a companion program to accompany Water/Ways, the Smithsonian Museum on Main Street traveling exhibit on display in the Museum of the Western Prairie until April 11. Buchanan will delineate the water conservation efforts undertaken by the district in the last twenty years. His presentation will be followed by a panel of young farmers who will pick up the conservation story and describe the practices they have implemented as individual operators to manage an invaluable resource—water!

For more information, please call 580-482-1044. The Museum of the Western Prairie is located at 1100 Memorial Drive in Altus.

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.


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