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In brief: Oklahoma City metro-area briefs for April 23.
Oklahoman Published: April 23, 2014


Historical treasures displayed

The Oklahoma History Center will open “On Behalf of the Pioneers: The Oklahoma Century Chest 1913-2013,” a new exhibit showcasing treasures recovered from the Oklahoma Century Chest that was buried April 22, 1913. The chest was opened on the same date last year. The exhibit marks the 125th anniversary of the Oklahoma Land Run of 1889. Oklahoma History Center museum hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The museum is across from the State Capitol Building at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive. Call 522-0765 for more information, or visit

Steps restored at St. Gregory’s

The restoration of the front steps of St. Gregory’s University’s Benedictine Hall has been completed, the school announced. The steps and other parts of the building were damaged during an earthquake in 2011. The school has embarked on a multi-year construction project to reconstruct the damaged areas. Ongoing fundraising efforts are in place to help cover expenses for both Benedictine Hall and St. Gregory’s Abbey renovations.

Rose State to stage ‘The Princess and the Pea’

Rose State College will present “The Princess and the Pea” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. There will be a performances at 2 p.m. Sunday, at 7:30 p.m. from May 1 to 3, 2 p.m. May 4. The play is a version of the Hans Christian Andersen story about a king and a queen who have grown old and a prince who is still without a bride. All performances will be held at the H.B. Atkinson Theater on the main campus. The Rose State College campus is in Midwest City, just off Interstate 40 and Hudiburg Drive. Free parking is available. Tickets are $5 for general admission, $3 for students, and free for senior citizens. For more information, call 733-7430.

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