The 1913 Ceremony

The text below is taken directly from the Century Chest Service program.

Century Chest Service

First Lutheran Church

Tuesday Evening, April 22, 1913
7:30 O'Clock


Voluntary - Miss Hazel Post


Invocation—"The Lord is My Shepherd," Rowland D. Williams, the Choir. Phonographic record of the anthem

Address in behalf of the State of Oklahoma—Governor Lee Cruce

Baritone Solo—"Bedouin Love Song," Pinsuti, Merle K. Bennett. Phonographic record of the solo

Address in behalf of the City of Oklahoma, Mayor Whit M. Grant

Soprano Solo—"With Verdure Clad," from Haydn's Creation, Mrs. Charles B. Ames. Phonographic record of solo

Address in behalf of the pioneers—Dr. Angelo C. Scott, '89er. Phonographic record of address

Contralto Solo—"Rest in the Lord," from Elijah, Mendelssohn, Mrs. Walter B. Moore. Phonographic record of solo

Acceptance of the custodianship of the Century Chest by the Church

Anthem—"Hallelujah," Pontius, the Choir


Continuation of the exercises in the Sunday School room

Poem—"To Those Who Shall Come After." Louise Brooke

Prayer over the Chest—Rev. M. F. Cowden of the Ministerial Alliance

Ceremony of Sealing—Governor Cruce, Mayor Grant and Rev. Royer

Benediction by the Pastor