THE WAY WE WORKED
September 15, 2017 -- November 11, 2017
LeFlore County Museum
303 Dewey Avenue
Poteau, OK 74953
The Smithsonian Institution's Museum on Main Street exhibit The Way We Worked explores how work became a central element in American culture. The exhibit traces the many changes that have affected the workforce and work environments over the past 150 years. The Way We Worked uses videos, photos, interactive materials, and artifacts to tell the story of the impact of work on American culture.
The exhibition's all-day kickoff event in Waurika will include an old-fashioned community picnic, live music, children's games and activities, a parade of antique tractors, and presentations about the history of work in Jefferson County.
The Way We Worked has been adapted from an original exhibition developed by the National Archives. The five Oklahoma host sites for this exhibit will also feature complementary programs and exhibits that highlight the history of work in their own hometowns. The exhibit is free and open to all ages.
CHEROKEE WARRIORS EXHIBIT
October 7, 2017 -- March 31, 2018
Cherokee Heritage Center
21192 S Keeler Drive
Park Hill, OK 74451
The Cherokee Warrior Exhibit will present the evolution of the Cherokee Warrior from pre-European contact (1540) to present day. From aboriginal roots to the Iraq conflict, the Cherokee Warriors' history will be told through artifacts, pictures and narrative. Highlights include the 1865 flag, Stand Waties Bowie knife and Admiral Joseph "Jocko" Clark artifacts.