The Museum Broken Arrow is presenting two new exhibits this month, “Preservation 50” and “Oklahoma’s Most Endangered Historic Places 2017.”
Visitors can experience both of the exhibits from now through Feb. 1 at The Museum Broken Arrow, 400 S. Main St. in Broken Arrow.
“Preservation 50” focuses on the National Historic Preservation Act’s impact on Oklahoma and explores the resulting conservation efforts of Oklahoma’s historical landmarks. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Act into law in 1966, establishing the structure and mechanisms for treatment of the nation’s archeological and historic properties.
“The purpose of the exhibits is to remind Oklahomans of the impact these sites provide to our history and culture,” said Lori Lewis, executive director of The Museum Broken Arrow. “We are excited to host these exhibits offering perspective and cultural enlightenment to visitors.”
“Oklahoma’s Most Endangered Historic Places 2017” brings the issues of the neglected historical or architectural properties and sites in Oklahoma to light. Across the state many sites have succumbed to deterioration after years of disregard, poor maintenance, insufficient funding or other causes. Both traveling exhibits were created by Preservation Oklahoma, the only private, nonprofit membership organization that is dedicated to historic preservation activities in Oklahoma.
The Museum Broken Arrow also offers a series of permanent collections in the main gallery telling the history of Broken Arrow and its residents.
For additional information, go to BrokenArrowMuseum.org.