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March 23, 2023

Contact: Nicole Harvey
Director of Strategic Initiatives, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-522-5202

Field Historical Printing Museum, Inc. Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) is proud to announce that the Field Historical Printing Museum, Inc. has been awarded a grant through the Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program.

“This grant award from the Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program will go a long way in helping to share history for our community,” said Sen. Bill Coleman, Ponca City. “Congratulations to the Field Historical Printing Museum on receiving these funds.”

“I am immensely grateful to see the Field Historical Printing Museum, Inc. receive this additional support,” said Rep. Ty Burns, Pawnee. “These funds will allow this organization to continue to preserve the history of the community.”

Field Historical Printing Museum, Inc. received $18,000 for a project titled “Dynamic Floating Islands of History,” which will help fund new exhibit cases. It will allow for greater mobility and flexibility of subject orientation and presentations over time and increase appeal and freshness.

“This grant will significantly expand our museum content by constructing this Dynamic Floating Islands of History, highlighting specific aspects of Hominy history,” said Bill G. Starks, chairman and president of the Field Historical Printing Museum, Inc. “These exhibits will increase the availability of Hominy history to all museum visitors in addition to the exhibition of the letterpress printing technology and its use in printing a weekly community newspaper.”

The OHS will distribute over $575,000 in grant funds, with projects ranging from collections care and strategic planning to exhibit development and educational programming.

“These grant funds continue to empower local communities to collect, preserve and share their history for future generations of Oklahomans with over 150 projects funded to date,” said Nicole Harvey, director of strategic initiatives and grants administrator for the OHS.

The Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program is a grants-in-aid program offered by the Oklahoma Historical Society to encourage the collection, preservation and sharing of Oklahoma history at the grassroots level in all parts of the state. Open to tribal and municipal governments and not-for-profit historical organizations located in Oklahoma and registered with the Oklahoma secretary of state, this grants program offers funding ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 for projects focused on collections, exhibits and programming. Applications for this annual program open in the fall and award announcements are made in January. For more information visit www.okhistory.org/grants.

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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