Arlington National Cemetery's “ANC Explorer,” is a new, free application that allows people to use a smartphone or web browser to locate grave sites, events or other points of interest at the cemetery.
The app provides information from more than 150 years of records, which were compared with the 259,978 gravesite photographs taken by the Army. Users also may generate front-and-back photos of a headstone or monument and receive directions to these locations.
ANC Explorer is available on Arlington's website at www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/ancexplorer, the iTunes store and Google Play. It also is loaded on new kiosks in Arlington National Cemetery's Visitors Center.
Maj. Nicholas R. Miller, Arlington National Cemetery chief information officer, said that this is just the beginning. In the future, ANC Explorer will offer features such as emergency and event notifications, shuttle stops and self-guided tours.
The National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, Council Grove Chapter, will meet 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Will Rogers Exhibition Center, 3400 NW 36. For more information and to make a reservation, call Dotty Crabtree at 949-9186 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Kathryn Red Corn, director of the Osage Tribal Museum, Pawhuska, will present “Who Were the Osage?” at the Tulsa Genealogy Society meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at the TGS Library, 9136 E 31st, Tulsa.
The Osage Tribal Museum and Library, 819 Grandview Ave., Pawhuska, was established in 1938 and opened with the John L. Bird collection of more than 6,000 objects that were purchased in 1923. The website address is www.osagetribe.com/museum.
Other collections donated by Osage families include “The Osage Ten” sculptures, original oil paintings depicting past Osage leaders, photo archives dating from the 1800s to present and the “Original 2229 Allottee” exhibit.
• The Cleveland County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 in the Community Services Building, south entrance, 1119 E Main, Norman. Mary Phillips, The Oklahoman's Archivist columnist, will share interesting tidbits of history she has researched. For more information, call CCGS Library at 701-2100 on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. or email email@example.com.
If you have a question, event, idea or an experience you wish to share, email Sharon Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org.