Last week, I was in the midst of my OMA (Oklahoma Museum Association) conference. Here’s my name tag (taped to my T index card), that had all the paid meals and activities included on the back side. A real convenient identification piece to wear. Now I have another way to remember the 2013 Conference (along with my conference cover page I made for Glue it Tuesday .)
We all met in Enid, Oklahoma for the conference. A small town that is now increasing in size because of the oil and gas boom. It is the home of the largest land run in history, that happened on September 16, 1893. Yes, it’s the one you see in the movies. One of the places we visited (and had dessert last Thursday night) was at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center. It has a museum and a great little village with historic buildings and living history interpreters. And the weather was absolutely wonderful!
Our pre-conference event was a tour of a few sites. We visited the Sod House Museum in Aline, Oklahoma, which is located about 32 miles north of where the conference was held. The house was built by Marshal McCully, who took part in the land run. It was built with buffalo grass sod in 1894. Amazing that it’s still standing over a century later… probably because the Oklahoma Historical Society acquired the property in 1963. But still! Now it’s protected by a large wooden building, built around the home.
Hope you enjoyed your little trip to the Enid area. Come visit us over at Ms. Jenny’s blog, …off on my tangent… and see what other T words bloggers chose for this week.