Stuff To Do: Oklahoma Heritage Association

If you haven’t been to the Gaylord-Pickens OK Heritage Musuem… you’re missing out.

Heritage Headlines
May 2011
Save the Date: Gentleman

to be released June 16

Jurist: The Life of Ralph G. Thompson
, by Bob Burke and Eric Dabney,
chronicles the life of Judge Thompson, who served as a federal judge in the U.S.
District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma from 1975 to 2007.

Co-authors Burke and Dabney, as well as Judge Ralph Thompson, will be
available at a Thursday,
June 16
to sign copies of Gentleman Jurist. The event
will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum and is hosted by
David & Molly Boren, Robert & Jan Henry, Bill & Barbara Paul, Bill
& Lil Ross, Jane Harlow and the Oklahoma Heritage Association.

Autographed copies of Gentleman Jurist can be purchased in
advance by contacting Meredith Knowles at 405.523.3211 or

Author Peter Pierce releases
third book on the history of baseball in Ardmore

Indians, Cardinals and Rosebuds: Professional Baseball in Ardmore
the sequel to Territorians
To Boomers: Professional Baseball in Ardmore 1904-1926
covers the
decade of membership in the Sooner State League and the short 1961 season of the
Texas League Rosebuds who, like the Territorians, took shelter in Ardmore
following flight from their home town. Both offer insight into the history of
baseball in Indian Territory and the struggles of professional baseball during
pre-war and post-war eras. Each retails for $14.95.

Pierce is also
author of Baseball
in the Cross Timbers: The Story of the Sooner State League

Pierce will be available to sign copies of his three books on
Saturday, June 4 from 1 to 3 p.m. at The Bookseller, located at 614 W.
Main St. in Ardmore. Each of his titles can also be purchased at the
Gaylord-Pickens Museum, online
or in bookstores statewide.

Schedule a group tour this

Looking for an activity for a group
of students, adults or seniors this summer? We can customize a tour of the
Gaylord-Pickens Museum for any of these ages! Groups of 15 or more receive
admission discounts ($6 for adults, $4 for seniors and $3 for students), and we
offer two complimentary tickets for tour leaders or bus drivers. In addition,
Wednesdays are Senior Day at the Museum, which means seniors receive
half-off admission.

In addition to touring our permanent
, guests this summer will enjoy tours of temporary exhibits Living
(through June 18) or Pure
(after June 23).

Make it a day of learning about Oklahoma
by pairing your trip to the Gaylord-Pickens Museum with a tour of the Oklahoma
State Capitol
, the Harn
Homestead & 1889ers Museum
or the Oklahoma
History Center

For more information or to book your group tour,
contact Meredith Knowles at 405.523.3211 or

Bored kids? We have the

Perfect for
summertime fun or back-to-school activities, our Green Science and Green
Creativity lines teach scientific principles through cool toys and the power of

For example, the Plastic
Bag Monster Kit
turns unwanted plastic bags into an environmental project.
Kids can create adorable monster puppets or fun decorations for their rooms,
learning the importance of recycling along the way.

Kits range in price
from $14 to $15 and are available online
or in the Gaylord-Pickens Museum Store.

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