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February 2, 2024

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

Preservation of Historic W.H. Slaughter House to be Highlighted in SHPO Webinar

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office will host a Lunch and Learn webinar at noon on Tuesday, February 13, that focuses on the preservation efforts at the Dr. W.H. Slaughter House in Oklahoma City. The home was built and occupied by Dr. Wyatt H. Slaughter, Oklahoma City’s first Black doctor, and his wife, Mrs. Edna Randolph-Slaughter. The 86-year-old home is located at 3101 NE 50th St. in Oklahoma City.

The featured presenter will be Doris Youngblood. She is a retired federal project program manager. Youngblood and her husband purchased Dr. W.H. Slaughter’s home in 2013 and began preserving it. Their efforts resulted in the home being listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Youngblood now hosts events at the home to share the family’s history through exhibits and storytelling.

The webinar is free to attend, but registration is required. 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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