Power and Prestige: Headdresses of the American Plains
August 26, 2016 -- May 14, 2017
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
War bonnets are an iconic image of the American West, but the truth behind these emblematic items is more complex than the name indicates. For centuries, feather headdresses have played a formalized role in both war and ritual with variants in style, use, and design. This exhibition explores the history and development of headdresses of the North American Great Plains tribal nations. Headdresses, ledger art, and photographs from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum permanent collection along with headdresses from the Gilcrease Museum and the Oklahoma History Center will be on display.
WATER: CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATION TO PROTECT A PRECIOUS RESOURCE
September 26, 2016 -- October 17, 2016
Shawnee Public Library
This free, interactive exhibit portrays the challenges of water management and conservation in Oklahoma and examines the Congressional policy-making process. The exhibit features educational items on the effects of national policies on Oklahoma's water resources and information about how to engage with the state's policy makers. The exhibit is presented by the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center and will travel to eighteen libraries and museums across Oklahoma through November 2016.