February 25, 2005
Contact: Preservation Oklahoma (405) 525-5325 or
"Chilocco School: Yesterday and Today" Event in Newkirk
Preservation Oklahoma, Inc., the Newkirk Historical Society and Newkirk Main
Street will host a program entitled, "Chilocco School: Yesterday and
This free event will be held
Thursday, March 10, 2005: bus tour at 4pm, speakers at 6pm. The bus tour
will begin and the program will be held at 116 North Main Street, Newkirk.
Please make reservations for bus tour as seating is limited. (405/525-5325
Join us on a special bus tour
to Chilocco. Plus, a program given by Claudine King and Donna Flood, locally
noted historians and alumnae of Chilocco as they relay stories of life on
Chilocco Indian School was
established in 1884 to educate children of the tribes of western Oklahoma.
The school holds a prominent place in Oklahoma history, and is currently
listed on Oklahoma’s Most Endangered List.
This event is a part of
Preservation Oklahoma’s monthly lecture series on Oklahoma’s Most Endangered
Historic Places. The Endangered Places list is a shared program of
Preservation Oklahoma and the Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office.
This list focuses attention on the challenges faced by irreplaceable
historic resources across Oklahoma.
Preservation Oklahoma is the
statewide nonprofit membership organization that works to encourage the
preservation of Oklahoma’s historic places.