34th Annual AJHA Convention
Oklahoma City | Oct. 8-10, 2015
Friday, Oct. 9, 1 p.m. ♦ Departing from hotel lobby
Oklahoma History Center
Operated by the Oklahoma Historical Society, the Oklahoma History Center is 215,000-square-foot learning center located on 18 acres across from the State Capitol. State-of-the-art interior galleries introduce visitors to Oklahoma's Native American tribes, early settlement and development, African American experience, military history, and Oklahomans and space, among other topics. The grounds hold a botanical garden; the 14 flags of Oklahoma; monuments to the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Apache people, and buffalo; and a 1/4-mile walking tour replicating the Red River Valley along Oklahoma's southern border. The center has exhibits both inside and outside dedicated to the history of the the oil and gas industry in Oklahoma.
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
Located at the former site of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum honors those affected by the 1995 bombing. An exterior monument, reflecting pool, field of empty chairs, survivor wall and tree, and rescuer orchard pay homage to those who perished in the bombing, those who survived it, and those who rushed to help, while the fence and children's area demonstrate the love, remembrance, encouragement, and hope sent to or left at the site by supporters. Inside the Memorial Museum, visitors become immersed in the story of April 19, 1995, and the days, weeks and years that followed. Search OKCNM in the Apple App Store or Google Play for the Memorial App with video and audio tours for the Outdoor Symbolic Memorial and the Memorial Museum.