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Oklahoma Historical Society Museums and Sites Closed Through March 30

Staff Writer
The Shawnee News-Star

The first priority of the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) is the health and safety of our patrons, staff and volunteers. Per Executive Orders 2020-06 and 2020-07 from Governor Kevin Stitt in response to COVID-19, all OHS sites and affiliates, including the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City, will be closed to the public beginning Tuesday, March 17. These facilities plan to reopen Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

All OHS-sponsored events at all OHS sites and affiliates will be canceled or postponed through April 14. We will reassess future cancelations and closings as the situation develops. If you have questions, please contact the OHS site at which the event was scheduled.

Additionally, the OHS is canceling its annual Oklahoma History Conference, which was scheduled for April 22–24, 2020, at the Sequoyah Lodge near Wagoner. If you have already registered for the conference, the OHS will be in contact with more information. We regret any inconvenience that this will cause.

The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.

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