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The Pioneer Woman Museum and Statue will host a discussion and book signing with Cynthia Culver Prescott, author of the book Pioneer Mother Monuments: Constructing Cultural Memory (2019), on Friday, March 1, from 1 to 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
The book explores aspects of American pioneer monuments, historical memory, and modern reexamination of monument culture. Prescott will use images of frontiersmen and pioneer mothers in her presentation on the topic.
Prescott earned her Ph.D. in history from UCLA. She is currently a professor of history at the University of North Dakota. She has written about and continues to study Western history, the anthropology of commemoration, and quilt studies. The Pioneer Woman Museum and Statue is located at 701 Monument Rd. in Ponca City. For more information, please call 580-765-6108 or visit pioneerwomanmuseum.com.Find out more »