May 18th Meeting Announcement

Join us on Thursday, May 18th at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum!

12:00 Presentation start time, lunch will follow the presentation. 


RSVP online by clicking on the following link:


**Special notes about this meeting!

·         Please note that this meeting will be at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St., Oklahoma City, OK 73111)
o   The presentation will start promptly at 12pm with lunch following the presentation.
o   When you arrive, enter through the Museum’s main entrance and check in at the Admissions Desk. From there, you will be directed to the Theater.

·         Please note that meeting attendees will have to pay the Museum directly the day of for their lunch (if choosing to have lunch).
o   The Museum will NOT be able to accept POs so please plan on bringing your own form of payment.

·         The Museum will provide the following set menu for $12.00 a person:
o   You will need to have RSVPed by Monday, May 15th at 5pm for the following lunch option.

Museum’s Signature Sandwich Bar
Homemade Pasta Salad
Assorted Sandwich Platter offering:
o   Mesquite Smoked Turkey & Maple Honey Ham on Whole Wheat Bread
o   Includes Pickle Spear & Potato Chips
Giant Cookies
Iced Tea, Coffee, and Water
**Soft Drinks and additional items are available for purchase at The Museum Grill


May Meeting Presentation Topic: 

Introduction to Collections and Disaster Preparedness Plan in Action

Since 1997, the Donald C. and Elizabeth M. Dickinson Research Center has served as the archives and library of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. The DRC collects, preserves, and makes available to the public major archival, library, and photographic materials related to the social and cultural history of the American West.

In January 2017, a major water main located outside of the museum ruptured, causing the archives to become flooded under several inches of water. Thanks to an updated disaster preparedness plan, no archival materials were damaged. This talk will pro-vide an introduction to the DRC collections and highlight key elements that are vital to any institution’s disaster plan.

Kera Newby has been the Digital & Manuscript Archivist for five years. She has a back-ground in History and Museum Studies, and her passion for art has led her to a career in museums.

Holly Hasenfratz has been the Digital & Institutional Archivist at the museum for four years. She has a background in Public History and Museum Studies, and is currently implementing a records management policy for the museum.