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January 25, 2023

Contact: Chantry Banks
Preservation Oklahoma, Inc.
Office: 405-525-5325

History and Hops at Overholser Mansion Continues With Presentation on Abandoned Properties

OKLAHOMA CITY — On Friday, January 27, from 6–8 p.m., Preservation Oklahoma will continue its History and Hops series with a presentation on abandoned properties across Oklahoma.

Michael Schwarz of the Abandoned Atlas Foundation (AAF) will make a presentation about the AAF’s work of documenting and advocating for abandoned properties in Oklahoma. Schwarz will share the history of the AAF and discuss ways to save abandoned properties.

The History and Hops series is a fun way to learn about Oklahoma’s historic buildings and architecture while enjoying a local brew. Beer, water, and light snacks will be provided.

This event will take place in the Carriage House of the Henry and Anna Overholser Mansion, located at 405 NW 15th St. in the historic Heritage Hills neighborhood of Oklahoma City.

The presentation is free for Preservation Oklahoma members and $5 for nonmembers. Members and nonmembers can register online.

The event is presented by Preservation Oklahoma, Inc. It is the state’s only private, nonprofit membership organization that is dedicated to promoting, supporting and coordinating historic preservation activities throughout the state. To learn more about Preservation Oklahoma, please visit www.preservationok.org.

The Henry and Anna Overholser Mansion is an affiliate 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.


Editor’s Note: Photos of the Henry and Anna Overholser Mansion are available upon request.

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