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Traveling Exhibits

Traveling exhibits are available at no charge, though the host is responsible for arranging and paying for shipment of the exhibit. This can be done by commercial movers, though many sites prefer the cheaper option of using their own trucks or vans and personnel. Previous hosts have included public libraries, universities, historical societies, and museums. All exhibits are in freestanding wooden cases consisting of 6 double-sided panels and occupy approximately 14'x4' of floor space. Please contact us for more information.

We Know We Belong to the Land:
A Hundred Years of Oklahoma and the Congress

The events and people from Oklahoma's history and politics are celebrated in this exhibit, created in commemoration of Oklahoma's statehood centennial. Important eras in national history that are covered as they occurred in this state include Territorial days, Progressivism, World War I and the Roaring 1920s, the Great Depression, World War II and U.S. ascendance as a world power, the turmoil of the 1960s and 1970s, the approach of the new millennium, and politics of our current day. A photo of every Oklahoman ever to have served in Congress is included, along with memorabilia, photographs, and primary documents.

Supplements: Teacher’s guide (PDF)
See also the online version of the exhibit.

Doing Their Part:
Oklahomans and the World War II Experience

The story of Oklahoma's Greatest Generation is told through photographs, V-mail, cartoons, ration books, brochures, and pamphlet covers which show that Oklahomans from all walks of life did their part for the war effort. School children collected scrap metal for munitions factories. Women in Oklahoma City and Tulsa built bombers in aircraft factories. Nearly 500,000 Sooners served in the armed forces, including the Comanche code talkers, a small group of young men who played a vital role in sending communications in a code never broken by the Germans.

Supplements: Teacher’s guide

Putting Oklahoma Back to Work

Traces Oklahomans' experiences in the the Dustbowl and Great Depression and the New Deal Programs, such as the Civilian Conservation Corps and Works Progress Administration, that helped put them back to work.

See also the online version of the exhibit.


 

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