In June, I was nominated to join the Lawton Heritage Association Board. With my accident and then vacation, I managed to miss July’s meeting. But this evening is our next time together and I will be there to report on the Committee I chair, Records and Communications.
The Association operates out of the Mattie Beal Home, a historic home on the National Register for Historic Places in my town. Isn’t the house just beautiful?
The organization’s records and Mattie’s personal papers and photographs are currently stored in the basement. OH NO! The worse place to keep them! I’ve been down there once, some years ago, and will suggest to the Board to either bring them upstairs or donate them to the Museum, where I work. It’s hard to imagine a historical association keeping original documents in such a climate!
If you’re in Southwest Oklahoma, come by the Mattie Beal Home between Noon and 3:00, Thursday - Sunday. Take a self-guided tour, walk the grounds. It’s really worth it: $4.00 for adults. And come by Ms. Jenny site, …off on my tangent… and see what other words were chosen for the Letter M!