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Museum of the Western Prairie

1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521
580-482-1044
www.okhistory.org/westernprairie

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June 2019

Tour de Quartz exhibit closes

June 29
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

From May 25 to June 29, the Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus will host Tour de Quartz, a selection of artwork created by Oklahoma high school students during the 2018 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain. Each student artist is represented by one piece of artwork in Tour de Quartz. The exhibition of 20 photographs and 19 paintings will be on display in the First Gallery of the museum. During their two-week residency at Quartz Mountain, students…

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July 2019

Oklahoma Landscapes: Watercolors by Derald Swineford exhibit opens

July 2
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

The Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus will open a new exhibit on July 2 entitled Oklahoma Landscapes: Watercolors by Derald Swineford. A premiere program for the exhibit will be held on Thursday, August 15, at 7 p.m., and the exhibit will run until September 30. Derald Swineford was the chair of the Art Department at the Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, later called the Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts (now the University of Science and Arts of…

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“Oklahoma’s Medal of Honor Recipients” presentation by Jody Turner

July 18, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

On Thursday, July 18, at 7 p.m. the Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus will host a presentation about Oklahoma’s Medal of Honor recipients. Jody Turner of Enid, Oklahoma, will review the history of the Medal of Honor from the Civil War through the most recent military conflicts, focusing on the interesting and inspiring stories of Oklahomans who have earned the oldest US military award for bravery. Turner is a veteran of the US Air Force with 21 years…

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Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!: The Origin of Modern Musical Theatre exhibit closes

July 31
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

The Museum of the Western Prairie will host the Oklahoma History Center’s traveling exhibit Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!: The Origin of Modern Musical Theatre from June 1 to July 31. The exhibit tells the story of the iconic musical Oklahoma! from its origins to the present. More than 75 years after Rodgers and Hammerstein adapted Lynn Riggs’s play Green Grow the Lilacs into Oklahoma!, the duo’s first collaboration remains one of their most celebrated productions. Often considered the first modern…

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