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October 19, 2021

Contact: Laura Martin
Research Center, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-522-5221

Capitol Restoration Project Presentation at the Oklahoma History Center

OKLAHOMA CITY — On Thursday, October 28, from 1 to 3 p.m., the John and Eleanor Kirkpatrick Research Center at the Oklahoma History Center will host a special program presented by Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Director Trait Thompson. Before becoming executive director of the Oklahoma Historical Society, Thompson was the project manager of the Oklahoma State Capitol Restoration Project. He will discuss the history of the Oklahoma State Capitol and how this monumental restoration project was achieved.

Librarians and archivists will also offer attendees a glimpse into the unique collections housed at the Oklahoma Historical Society pertaining to the Oklahoma State Capitol.

The program will take place in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab inside the Research Center on the first floor of the Oklahoma History Center. Admission is free, seating is limited, and reservations must be made in advance.

Please call 405-522-5225 or email research@okhistory.org to place your reservation. The Oklahoma History Center is located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City.

The John and Eleanor Kirkpatrick Research Center 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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