FROM THE DIRECTOR – MARCH 2021

Well, February was a month that I am glad to see behind us. The record lows and snowfall were worrisome, but how quickly things change in Oklahoma. Special recognition to the Oklahoma National Guard’s response to the winter weather. The Stranded Motorist Assistance Recovery Teams did a tremendous job assisting Oklahomans during the storm.

The weather closures made for a quiet month here at the museum and delayed a few projects, including the inventory of our Federal artifacts. This important project will take place the week of March 8th and should have minimal impact on visitors to the museum.

The museum will be adding artifacts belonging to World War II Division Commander Troy Middleton in the coming months. The collection was previously housed at Louisiana State University, and General Middleton’s family has generously decided to donate a portion of the collection to us. I will be traveling to Baton Rouge in the near future to pick up the artifacts. This is an exciting chance for us to add to our already important collection of WW II-related items.

As always, thanks for your continued support of the museum – Denise.

An Oklahoma Army National Guard HUMVEE moves through the snow near Stroud, Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Army National Guard in partnership with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol responded to numerous calls for help caused by severe weather con- ditions Feb. 14-15, 2021, as part of eight Stranded Motorist Assistance Recovery Teams (SMART) made up of nearly 90 Sol- diers. (Photo by Pfc. Emily White)

Opening Times

Tuesday -Friday
9:00 – 16:15
Saturday
10:00 to 16:15
Sunday
13:00 to 16:00
Monday
Closed

Admission FREE but voluntary donations are welcome.

COVID-19 and the Museum

When visiting the museum everyone over the age 11 is highly encouraged to wear a face covering, like a mask or face shield, in museum.