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September 6, 2018

Contact: Larry O’Dell
Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-522-6676

Oklahoma Historical Society to Host Annual Gala “A Night in the Life: 1940s Flyboys and Riveting Gals”

OKLAHOMA CITY — Join the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) for its second annual gala “A Night in the Life: 1940s Flyboys and Riveting Gals,” an immersive evening in the 1940s on Friday, October 19, 2018, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Oklahoma History Center, located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City.

This year’s event will take guests back to the days of a World War II USO Show featuring the big band sound of Talk of the Town Orchestra. Throughout the night celebrities like Bob Hope and the Andrews Sisters will make appearances. Dance instructors will be on hand to teach guests some swing dancing moves, and participants will be able to buy war bonds to support the war effort and perhaps win one of several raffle prizes. There also will be an Officers’ Club with a more relaxed atmosphere where guests can mingle. The evening will include heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks from the time period, vignettes, a propaganda poster photo booth, Spam and fun!

Tickets are now on sale for “A Night in the Life: 1940s Flyboys and Riveting Gals.” Early bird ticket prices are $40 for general entry and $80 for Officer Access. After September 21, 2018, ticket prices will be $50 for general entry and $100 for Officer Access. General entry tickets include two drink tickets, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and all the evening’s activities. Officer Access tickets upgrade guests to an open bar of beer, wine and 1940s specialty drinks, and include special seating areas for viewing the USO Show. A full cash bar is also available. For more information on pricing, sponsorship and to purchase your tickets, please visit www.okhistory.org/gala.

“A Night in the Life” is an annual fundraising event for the Oklahoma Historical Society. The proceeds from this event will help to fund OHS exhibits, educational programming and collections care. For sponsorship information please visit www.okhistory.org/gala or contact Angela Spindle, membership and development coordinator, at 405-522-0317 or aspindle@okhistory.org.

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.  


Editor’s Note: For artwork to accompany this story, please contact Angela Spindle at 405-522-0317 or aspindle@okhistory.org.


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