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September 28, 2023

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

Upcoming SHPO Webinar to Focus on How to Research Land Allotments in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office will hold a Lunch and Learn webinar on Friday, October 6, at noon that focuses on how to research land allotments in Oklahoma. Nancy Calhoun, a volunteer and research librarian for the Oklahoma Historical Society, will be the featured presenter. Allotment was the federal policy of dividing communally held Native land into individually owned private property.

Calhoun has been chasing relatives for more than 40 years. Her genealogy journey began at her grandfather’s knee as he told stories of his family in southwest Virginia where they settled before the Revolutionary War. In addition to working as a research librarian for the OHS, Calhoun also served as head of the Genealogy Department and Local History at the Muskogee Public Library. She is currently president of the Muskogee County Genealogical Society. Speaking opportunities take her across the region.

Registration for the webinar is required. For more information, contact Kristina Wyckoff, SHPO’s Section 106 coordinator and historical 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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