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February 23, 2024

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

State Historic Preservation Office to Focus on Creativity in the Preservation World

OKLAHOMA CITY — On Wednesday, March 6, at noon, the Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office will host a Lunch and Learn webinar titled “Creativity in the Preservation World: How to Reach a Younger Generation.” The featured speaker is Jessica Scott, director of community development in Ardmore.

One example of the Ardmore Historic Preservation Commission’s outreach efforts is the “Main Street Kids Activity Book,” which is utilized to educate junior preservationists. Through word games, puzzles, fun facts and coloring book pages, budding historians can explore the history of Ardmore’s most historic buildings.

Ardmore was named a Preserve America Community in January 2005. It is one of nine cities in Oklahoma to receive that designation. Ardmore’s historic district now encompasses more than 100 buildings. Today Ardmore has more than a dozen buildings listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register is our nation’s official list of properties significant in our past.

Registration for the webinar 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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