The fourth in a series of presentations of “Tangible History” will be presented Friday, August 26, from 12:10 to 1 p.m., at the Frank Phillips Home in Bartlesville. The Nellie Johnstone Questers offer the program to everyone free of charge, according to Kim Goss of the Frank Phillips Home.

“Civil War Jewelry” will be presented by Martha Ray. “In light of this year’s observance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the program is sure to be a crowd pleaser,” Goss said.

The programs focus on the history of household and decorative items and how they were created and used. The presentations began in April, with future presentations scheduled September 23 and October 21.

“Everything has a history, even household items we see and use every day and often take for granted,” Goss said.

“These programs explore the history behind the interesting items, and the story behind Civil War jewelry should prove to be extremely interesting.”

Questers embody the excitement of searching for that perfect treasure, the love of learning about antiques, the interest in history, the joy of working on preservation and restoration projects. They take special pride in helping preservationists and conservators who professionally care for our history, artifacts and sites.

“The Frank Phillips Home is thrilled to host these presentations, and the staff is looking forward to welcoming visitors along with members of Questers,” Goss said.

The Frank Phillips Home was the residence of Frank Phillips, founder of Phillips Petroleum Company. Today, the home preserves the history of the structure and its furnishings and offers various presentations throughout the year. Tours are offered Wednesdays through Saturdays.

For more information about the “Tangible History” programs or details about the Frank Phillips Home, contact Kim Goss at 918.336.2491, ext. 104 or visit

Frank Phillips Home is a member of Green Country Marketing Assn., one of 11 multi-county organizations working with the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, the Oklahoma Travel Industry Assn. and the other multi-country associations to promote the state tourism industry.


Jeanette Swindell,

Public Relations Consultant

Green Country Marketing Assn.

2805 E. Skelly Drive, #805

Tulsa, OK 74105