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April 5, 2023

Contact: Kristina Wyckoff
State Historic Preservation Office, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-521-6381

SHPO Webinar to Focus on Preservation Efforts at Treasure Lake Job Corps Center

OKLAHOMA CITY — On Wednesday, April 12, the State Historic Preservation Office will host a “lunch and learn” webinar focused on the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and their historic preservation efforts at the Treasure Lake Job Corps Center.

George MacDonell, archaeologist and regional historic preservation officer with the USFWS, and Natalie Sanford, regional archaeologist with the USFWS, will be the presenters. Registration is required.

The USFWS plans to revert the Treasure Lake Job Corps Center in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge to a more natural state, consistent with the agency’s mission. In 2022, after commissioning a historic building survey, USFWS determined that the Treasure Lake Job Corps Center was eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. This presentation will discuss the history of the Job Corps program, the Treasure Lake Job Corps Center, the history of the project and ongoing mitigation efforts.

For more information contact Kristina Wyckoff, Section 106 coordinator and historic archaeologist, at 405-521-6381 or kristina.wyckoff@history.ok.gov.

The State Historic Preservation Office 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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