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February 13, 2024

Contact: Jennifer Lynch
Pioneer Woman Museum and Statue, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 580-765-6108

Pioneer Woman Museum to Host Discussion and Book Signing With Author of “Pioneer Mother Monuments”

PONCA CITY, Okla. — The Pioneer Woman Museum and Statue will host a discussion and book signing with Cynthia Culver Prescott, author of “Pioneer Mother Monuments: Constructing Cultural Memory” (2019), on Friday, March 1, from 1-3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The book explores aspects of American pioneer monuments, historical memory and modern reexamination of monument culture. From images of frontiersmen to Pioneer Mothers, Prescott is sure to give an informative and interesting lecture.

Prescott earned her Ph.D. in history from UCLA. She is currently a professor of history at the University of North Dakota. She has written about and studies Western history, the anthropology of commemoration and quilt studies.

The Pioneer Woman Museum is located at 701 Monument Rd. in Ponca City. For more information, please call 580-765-6108 or visit their website, pioneerwomanmuseum.com.

The Pioneer Woman Museum and Statue 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.


Editor’s Note: Photos of the Pioneer Woman Museum and Statue are available upon request.

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