Opening of chest is just the beginning

Artifacts from early statehood will need special care and protection once they are removed from the Century Chest in Oklahoma City, experts say.

BY MATT PATTERSON Published: April 21, 2013

When the Century Chest is opened Monday, there will still be plenty of work to be done.

Conservators from the Oklahoma History Museum will examine each item carefully and determine the best course to make sure it isn’t damaged. There are expected to be numerous photographs and documents that were rolled up when they were packed into the chest.

“These items will...

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