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August 12, 2021

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

“Route 66: An American Odyssey” Film Screening at the Oklahoma History Center

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma History Center (OHC) will hold a screening of the film “Route 66: An American Odyssey” on Saturday, August 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Musser Learning Lab at the OHC. The film gives an overview of the construction of the Mother Road, popular landmarks attractions that developed on Route 66, and the roadway’s popularity into the present day. Following the screening, film director John Paget will be available to answer questions from the audience.

The film screening is free with paid admission to the Oklahoma History Center. The OHC is located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City.

At the Oklahoma History Center, visitors can discover the people and stories that make Oklahoma truly unique: the history of oil and gas exploration, steamboats navigating Oklahoma rivers, the heroism of early aviators and astronauts, and the enduring presence, history and contributions of 39 American Indian tribes headquartered in the state. With five permanent galleries as well as special exhibits, the OHC offers hands-on activities covering more than 50 subjects. For more information, please visit www.okhistory.org/historycenter.

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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