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Visit the Smithsonian at Boley Community Center!

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Crossroads: Change in Rural America is a traveling exhibit curated by the Smithsonian Institution and brought to Oklahoma by Oklahoma Humanities.  The exhibit examines how small towns approach rural identity, community, land, perseverance, and managing change from a national perspective. 

Boley Community Center, 11 W. Grant Street in Boley

On display May 14th through June 25th, 2022

The community center is open: Thursday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Memorial Day

Thursday, May 26, at 3:00 p.m., free showing of Oklahoma!

Friday, May 27 at dusk, free showing of Oklahoma! at Boley Community Garden, bring your own chair/blanket

Saturday, May 28, 3:00 p.m., Boley Parade

Saturday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m., Boley Rodeo at Rodeo Grounds, follow signs off Highway 62, Cost: $12 adults, $7 kids, free for 6 and under, tickets sold at the gate

Saturday, May 28 at dusk, free showing of Oklahoma! at Boley Community Garden, bring your own chair/blanket

Sunday, May 29, Soul Food Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., J&L McCormicks, 103 W. Hwy 62, Boley

Sunday, May 29 at dusk, free showing of Oklahoma! at Boley Community Garden, bring your own chair/blanket

Sunday, May 29 Gospel Explosion at 5:00 p.m., Boley Community Garden, featuring band, local artists, and worship leaders

Saturday, June 4 at 2:00 p.m., speaker Sache Primeeaux-Shaw, Topic: Crossroads Theme – Land

Saturday, June 11 at 2:00 p.m., Speaker Vanessa Adams Harris, Topic: Crossroads Theme – Perseverance

Saturday, June 18 at 2:00 p.m., Panel Discussion: Black Towns Then, Black Towns Now, Moderator Senator George Young

Saturday, June 25 at 2:00 p.m., Closing Ceremony and 13 Historic Black Towns Festival

About OKLAHOMA!

Chris Coleman puts a unique spin on an old classic featuring an all-Black cast highlighting the state’s multi-racial history and the more than 50 all-Black settlements in the state between the end of the Civil War and 1920.  The musical Oklahoma! takes place in 1906, shortly before Oklahoma Territory became the state of Oklahoma.  With the history of westward expansion leading up to statehood may be familiar, African American history in the Territory is far less commonly known.

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