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November 29, 2022

Contact: Nathan Turner
Oklahoma Territorial Museum and Carnegie Library, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-282-1889

“History of Masonic Temples in Oklahoma” Presentation Planned at Oklahoma Territorial Museum in Guthrie

GUTHRIE, Okla. — On Thursday, December 1, at 7 p.m. Oklahoma Territorial Museum and Carnegie Library in Guthrie will host “History of Masonic Temples in Oklahoma,” a presentation by T. S. Akers. Akers, a historian of Freemasonry in Oklahoma, will discuss the establishment and architecture of Masonic Temples in Oklahoma.

T. S. Akers is a resident of Oklahoma City who graduated from Eufaula High School in 2003. He is also a citizen of the Muscogee Nation and curator of collections for the McAlester Valley of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in American history in 2007 and his Master of Arts in museum studies in 2015, both from the University of Oklahoma. He is a member of the First Families of the Twin Territories and serves on the Oklahoma Historical Society Board of Directors. He is the author of the books “Knights on the Prairie: A History of Templary in Oklahoma,” “Masonic Generals of the Oklahoma National Guard, 1894–1965,” and numerous articles on the history of Freemasonry in Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma Territorial Museum and Carnegie Library 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 okhistory.org.


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