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“Where the Legends Went” presentation
February 16, 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center near Checotah is excited to announce a special multimedia program to be held on Saturday, February 16, at 1 p.m. Legacy Keepers R Us founder, ShIronbutterfly Ray, and Oscar Ray Sr. will present “Where the Legends Went.” The presentation will highlight the organization’s ongoing efforts to keep history alive, honor legends, and recruit potential members. The program is free to the public, but donations are appreciated.
The program will honor legendary figures in Oklahoma’s history through a discussion of Oklahoma’s forgotten cemeteries and lost photo albums. There also will be a showing of a short documentary entitled Where the Legends Went, which will reveal why so much of America’s history has remained unknown for so long. The presenters will share the efforts being made by Legacy Keepers, including sharing the legacy of lawman Bass Reeves through reenacting, the preservation of historic structures, and the creation of historical markers to tell the stories of Oklahoma’s heritage to future generations.
ShIronbutterfly Ray is the founder and director of the Bare Bones International Film and Music Festival, now in its 20th year in Muskogee. She is also the founder of Legacy Keepers R Us, an organization that focuses on restoring and preserving legacies one story at a time. ShIronbutterfly is a professor of film and a freelance actress. She is also a director and producer of independent films with her husband and partner, Oscar Ray Sr. Oscar is a prolific screenwriter, poet, and motion picture director of both narrative and documentary films. He was named the ambassador of film in Oklahoma by former Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb and both ShIronbutterfly and Oscar Ray were among the first inductees into the Oklahoma Movie Hall of Fame. They have received numerous awards both locally and regionally, including the Governor’s Arts Award, for their work in film.
After the presentation, visitors will have the opportunity to tour the Visitor Center’s new exhibits, buy newly stocked items from the gift shop, learn about the new exhibits opening in the near future, and tour the largest Civil War battlefield in Oklahoma. For more information please call 918-473-5572.