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June 15, 2017

Contact: Steve Hawkins
Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-522-0754

Oklahoma History Center Announces “The Art of Speed: Oklahomans and Fast Cars” Summer Exhibit

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma History Center will open its newest exhibit, “The Art of Speed: Oklahomans and Fast Cars,” on Saturday, July 1. This six-week exhibit will feature 22 unique and, in some cases, one-of-a-kind automobiles from the private collections of several Oklahomans.

The exhibit will be organized by eras and will include cars dating from 1900 to modern day. Among the cars on display will be a Mercer, Franklin, Cord, Pontiac, Corvette, Ferrari, Porsche and Jaguar.  

“The Art of Speed” will be on display for a limited, six-week run. The Oklahoma History Center is open to the public Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7 per person with discounts available for groups and seniors. Active duty military and veterans (with ID) and Oklahoma Historical Society members are admitted at no charge. The Oklahoma History Center is located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City.

The Oklahoma History Center is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, National Archives and is an accredited member of the American Alliance of Museums. 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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