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July 2, 2018

Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center Announces Summer Programs

Contact: Laura Martin
Research Center, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-522-5221

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) Research Center will offer two programs this summer that combine living history presentations with an exploration of research collections.

On Wednesday, July 18, the Research Center will offer a program about the Civil War from 1 to 3 p.m. The program will feature a living history presentation by Preston Ware. Patricia Jones and Mallory Covington will share information about Civil War-related materials in the OHS collections.

On Wednesday, August 22, the Research Center will hold a program about the life and contributions of Kate Barnard from 1 to 3 p.m. The program will feature a living history portrayal of Kate Barnard by Erin Brown. Mallory Covington will provide insight into the Kate Barnard Collection, which is part of the OHS Manuscript Archives. Kate Barnard was a significant player in Oklahoma politics, but one few people know. In many ways, the state of Oklahoma was defined in its infancy by Barnard and the political power she held. Barnard was the first woman to be elected to a state office in Oklahoma. She served as the commissioner of charities and corrections, a position she proposed and advocated for during the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention.

Preston Ware is a historical reenactor and the graphic artist for the OHS Museums and Sites Division. Mallory Covington is a certified archivist and supervisor of the OHS Manuscript Archives. Patricia Jones is the technical services librarian and manages published materials in the OHS Research Division. Erin Brown is the curator of collections at the Oklahoma Territorial Museum and Historic Carnegie Library in Guthrie, Okla.

Registration is $10 per person, and we ask that you preregister by calling 405-522-5225. These programs will be held in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab, located inside the Research Center on the first floor of the Oklahoma History Center. The Oklahoma History Center is located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City.

The Research Center 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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