Thursday, August 14, 2014

AlphabeThursday - Lawton and Mattie Beal

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!

15 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

How nice this building is being so well cared for so that future generations can see!

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful house and glad you are on the board ~ Great post for M ~

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Beautiful home -- those columns are gorgeous! And what a difference a few trees make over the years!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

What a beautiful place...

Pam Beers. said...

It always makes me happy to see these lovely old homes historically preserved. This one is especially beautiful.

Splendid Little Stars said...

What a stately home! I'm glad it's been preserved. And that you are there to rescue the memorabilia!

fredamans said...

Beautiful home!

Rose Clearfield said...

The home is beautiful! Hopefully the board can work out some better storage for the documents.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

If I'm ever there, I will definitely take a tour of the house. Touring local museums and homes is one of the things I like to do. Thanks for sharing photos of the house

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Karen S. said...

A beautiful house. You will enjoy being on board!

pasqueflower said...

What a beautiful home! They are lucky to have you on the Board.

Lmkazmierczak said...

Handsome building....glad it is being cared for♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/mini-moon/

Grantham Lynn said...

Beautiful home. It's wonderful it's been preserved! Thanks for visiting my Letter M that old building did turn into something grand. Who would have thought!
Have a good Sunday.

Gattina said...

That's good if you can put some order in this ! People can be so careless with old precious things, just because they are ignorant.

Jenny said...

This is gorgeous!

I would totally visit that home if I was there!

Seeing the amazing craftsmanship from days gone by is just magical!

Thanks for a majestic link for the letter M.

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