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September 19, 2017

Contact: Jennie Buchanan
Museum of the Western Prairie, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 580-482-1044

Museum of the Western Prairie Presents “An Evening with Author Kim Parrish”

ALTUS — The Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus is pleased to present “An Evening with Author Kim Parrish” on Tuesday, October 3, at 7 p.m. Altus native Kim Parrish will talk about his experiences while writing “Cowboy Up: John Smith Leads the Legendary Oklahoma State Wrestlers to Their Greatest Season Ever” and “Making Things Better: Wes Watkins’ Legacy of Leadership.” This is a chance to hear the “behind the words” stories of his work with both of these important Oklahoma figures. Kim will also discuss his experiences as one of the editors of “The Harvard Guide to Influential Books: 113 Distinguished Harvard Professors Discuss the Books that Have Helped Shape Their Thinking.”

This event is hosted by the Western Trail Historical Society. The Museum of the Western Prairie is located at 1100 Memorial Drive in Altus.

The Museum of the Western Prairie 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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