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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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February 2020

Water/Ways exhibit opens

February 18
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

The Museum of the Western Prairie will host Water/Ways, a Smithsonian Institution Museum on Main Street traveling exhibition, from February 18 through April 11, 2020. This exhibition is made possible by a grant from Oklahoma Humanities. Water is an important element in American culture. People are drawn to water for peace and contemplation. The sights and sounds of water make those who experience them feel connected to nature. Many faiths revere water as a sacred symbol. Authors and artists are…

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“It’s All About Water!” program

February 27, 7 p.m.8 p.m.
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

On Thursday, February 27, Museum of the Western Prairie will present “It’s All About Water!” at 7 p.m. A companion program to the Smithsonian on Main Street Water/Ways exhibition, “It’s All About Water!” traces the development of our community and the roles water has played in that development. The story begins with the first obstacle our early-day settlers encountered—crossing the often treacherous Red River—and then explores other challenges, like determining the main channel of Red River and thus the border between…

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March 2020

“Water Conservation Efforts” presentation by Tom Buchanan

March 19, 7 p.m.8 p.m.
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

On Thursday, March 19, at 7 p.m. Tom Buchanan, the manager of the Lugert-Altus Irrigation District, will present “Water Conservation Efforts by the Lugert-Altus Irrigation District,” a companion program to accompany Water/Ways, the Smithsonian Museum on Main Street traveling exhibit on display in the Museum of the Western Prairie until April 11. Buchanan will delineate the water conservation efforts undertaken by the district in the last twenty years. His presentation will be followed by a panel of young farmers, who…

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April 2020

Water/Ways exhibit closes

April 11
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

The Museum of the Western Prairie will host Water/Ways, a Smithsonian Institution Museum on Main Street traveling exhibition, from February 18 through April 11, 2020. This exhibition is made possible by a grant from Oklahoma Humanities. Water is an important element in American culture. People are drawn to water for peace and contemplation. The sights and sounds of water make those who experience them feel connected to nature. Many faiths revere water as a sacred symbol. Authors and artists are inspired…

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