Paving the Way: Green Country's Cultural & Historical Initiative
600 N Grand Ave
Connect with Green Country's rich heritage during a special preservation and restoration event at Northeastern State University. Held in conjunction with NSU’s homecoming celebration, the two-day "Paving the Way" event will feature digital preservation and oral history stations, as well as presentations and workshops—all showcasing the region’s top resources for preserving, restoring and sharing historical artifacts.
Guest speakers will cover topics such as local, NSU/Seminary and Cherokee history, researching historical topics, genealogy, preservation methods for family artifacts, as well as provide hands-on, basic emergency care training for material in case of a manmade or natural disaster.
Visitors can bring historical artifacts—photographs, documents, letters, heirlooms and treasured memorabilia—for members of the NSU Archives team and Oklahoma Department of Libraries to scan/digitize. Participants will be given a free flash drive loaded with their digitized items and the opportunity to share their history in physical and digital collections that result from the effort.