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March 28, 2023

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

Pawhuska Public Library Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) is proud to announce that the Pawhuska Public Library has been awarded a grant through the Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program.

Pawhuska Public Library received $7,200 for a project titled “Pawhuska Journal Capital Digitization,” which will be used for digitizing the Pawhuska Journal-Capital Newspaper issues from 1964 through July 1, 2004, to make them fully online and searchable via The Gateway to Oklahoma History.

“Pawhuska Public Library greatly appreciates receiving an Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant from the Oklahoma Historical Society,” said Yvonne Rose, library director. “The grant will be used to digitize Pawhuska Journal-Capital issues 1964 - July 1, 2004. The newspapers will be searchable through the OHS’ Gateway to Oklahoma History website, assisting our patrons in searching for Pawhuska history, obituaries and items of general interest.”

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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