Oklahoma Historical Society

State Historic Preservation office

800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive

Oklahoma City, OK 73105


October 27, 2011 – For Immediate Release 


Contact: Melvena Heisch, (405) 522-4484





OKLAHOMA CITY -- Preservation Oklahoma, Inc. and the State Historic Preservation Office, Oklahoma Historical Society will present a workshop entitled Making the Most of the Mother Road: How to Care for (and Benefit

from) Your Route 66 Resources in Bethany on Saturday, November 19 at Royce Brown Auditorium, Southern Nazarene University,

6729 NW 39th Expressway. Check-in for the workshop begins at 9:00am, and the program will run from 9:30am to 4:00pm.


Route 66 is a national treasure, and an important asset to the many communities it touches across the state. The workshop will focus on tools and resources for the preservation, revitalization, and promotion of Route

66 resources in particular and community historic properties in general. 


Many public and private programs focus on the preservation of the historic road's character, and this workshop will help communities and individuals tap into them. The information presented will also be useful to owners of properties not related to the historic highway. Speakers will include representatives of the National Park Service; Oklahoma Main Street Center, Oklahoma Department of Commerce; Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department; Preservation Oklahoma, Inc.; and State Historic Preservation Office,

Oklahoma Historical Society.  


The registration fee is $15.00, which includes lunch. The deadline for registration is 5:00pm, November 5. To register, please visit http://www.preservationok.org. Contact Preservation Oklahoma at 405/525-5325 or preservationok@preservationok.org with any questions.


The workshop will be held November 19 in Bethany at the Royce Brown Auditorium on the campus of Southern Nazarene University. While the focus is on Route 66 communities, anyone interested is welcome to attend!

Registration is available on-line at www.preservationok.org. For more information about how to register for the workshops, please contact Preservation Oklahoma at 405/525-5325 or email preservationok@preservationok.org