Oklahoma History & Preservation Conference
1727 W Alabama Ave
Attend the Oklahoma History and Preservation Conference at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO) in Chickasha this April to celebrate women's suffrage. This year’s theme is “Women Who Built History,” in honor of the 100th anniversary of women in Oklahoma receiving the right to vote in late 1918. The conference features twenty sessions pertaining to Oklahoma’s heritage and historic preservation. Many of the sessions highlight the contributions of women to Oklahoma politics, culture, architecture, history, and preservation.
Optional activities include an evening reception, two luncheons, a book signing, and a program celebrating Chickasaw storyteller Te Ata. Explore the Grady County Museum, Verden and Lincoln separate schools, and Sia: The Comanche Nation Ethno-Ornithological Initiative during additional optional tours. Some activities require pre-registration and must be reserved while purchasing tickets.
Originally a women’s institution of learning, what is now USAO was founded in 1908 by Oklahoma’s first legislature as the Oklahoma Industrial Institute and College for Girls. The name was officially changed to the Oklahoma College for Women in 1912, and in 1965 the university became the coeducational Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts. In 1974 the name was changed to the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. The USAO campus is recognized as a historic district in the National Register of Historic Places.
$50 for non-members. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the pricing listed above, prices are subject to change without notice.