If you go: New Oklahoma History Center exhibits

If you go: New Oklahoma History Center exhibits
Oklahoman Published: February 10, 2014
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Oklahoma History Center

On Wednesday, the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, will open four new or updated exhibits in its 8,200-square-foot second-floor Kerr McGee Gallery.

For more information, call 522-5248 or go to www.okhistory.org.

‘Power to Grow: The History of Oil and Gas in Oklahoma'

The new exhibit exploring the oil and natural gas industry and its powerful affect on Oklahoma features a 15-foot-tall reproduction of Tulsa's Golden Driller statue, a miniature working pump jack, a recreation of a vintage Kerr McGee gas station and the world's first natural-gas powered chopper motorcycle (on short-term loan from Chesapeake Energy).

‘Realizing the Dream'

The updated exhibit focusing on African-American culture, experiences and civil rights struggles in Oklahoma includes an homage to the late activist Clara Luper; a recreation of Katz Drug Store; an interactive map of the state's all-black towns; a vintage movie projector from the Jewel Theater in Deep Deuce; and a new display on Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant.

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