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April 4, 2024

Contact: Angela Spindle
Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-522-5242

Annual Oklahoma History Symposium to be Held on May 4

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Historical Society will present “Perspectives in History,” the 2024 Oklahoma History Symposium, on Saturday, May 4, from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. This one-day symposium offers scholars, historians, authors and museum professionals a forum to share their work with history enthusiasts through presentations centered on topics in Oklahoma’s history. Professional development sessions will also be offered for museum professionals, volunteers and students.

Topics for the symposium include Oklahoma cemeteries, Asian Americans in Oklahoma, American Indian doughboys, archaeological investigations, calabooses, working with underrepresented communities and more. A complete schedule, session descriptions and registration details are available online. The registration deadline is Friday, April 26.

The Oklahoma History Symposium is free and open to the public, but attendees must register online in advance. Registered participants are encouraged to join any or all sessions and meetings as they wish.

The keynote speaker is Edurne Pineda. She has been a Mexican diplomat for more than 25 years and specializes in consular affairs. She has been Head Consul of the new Consulate of Mexico office in Oklahoma City since late 2022. The consulate opened to the public in May 2023. Through cultural events, educational programs and diplomatic initiatives, the consulate celebrates our shared heritage and addresses the needs of the nearly half a million Mexican nationals residing in Oklahoma. These efforts preserve our historical connection by promoting mutual understanding, cooperation and respect between the people of Oklahoma and Mexico.

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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