Monetary contributions can be made by: mailing a check to Oklahoma Hall of Fame ATTN: Donations, 1400 Classen Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73106.visiting OklahomaHOF.com to make a gift online. To learn more about volunteering, please contact Hannah Goodman at 405.235.3211. Volunteer opportunities include:giving Museum tours and greeting visitors.providing support services to administrative offices.working in the Oklahoma Hall of Fame archives.
The Oklahoma Hall of Fame reaches more than 800,000 people annually through its programs. Whether we are welcoming visitors and students on free field trips to the Gaylord-Pickens Museum, distributing books to public school libraries, or sharing the stories of accomplished Oklahomans at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame Banquet & Induction Ceremony, we are proud to celebrate our rich history with people from across our state and our nation.
This year, we have made the first major investment in the Gaylord-Pickens Museum since its opening a decade ago with the introduction of Picture Yourself, a new, immersive exhibit experience. Picture Yourself allows visitors to put themselves in the shoes of a few famous Oklahomans.
Our goal for the coming year is to reach more Oklahomans than ever before with our mission of telling our state’s story through its people. With the opening of Picture Yourself, we aim to double our Museum attendance and implement outreach programs that will take the experience to all corners of the state.
Short term the scholarship program provides high school students with much-needed funds to continue their education.
Because the scholarship criteria is based on Oklahoma’s history and heritage, students have a greater sense of pride which provides for greater success. The majority of scholarship recipients remain in Oklahoma after obtaining their degrees; choosing to become an active member of the community and raise their families here.
Test scores determine distribution of scholarships and strong relationships between the organization and scholarship alumni are formed to ensure continued contact and involvement of the recipients.
With each publication the organization contributes to the sense of pride and celebration of being an Oklahoman that immediately strengthens the sense of community while providing a tangible resource for future generations.
The need in preserving a state’s history, specifically the contributions of its native sons and daughters, is great. The publications program is documenting forever Oklahoma’s contributions, providing research materials for future generations of Oklahoma historians, scholars and its people. Copies of most titles are placed in public school libraries statewide on a gratis basis to expand the resources available to students.
Through the demand for titles by the general public and educational institutions, as well as the numerous notes of gratitude from educators throughout Oklahoma for this contribution to our history, the organization and Museum are able to gauge the need and its fulfillment.
The Gaylord-Pickens Museum, home of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, offers free field trips for over 1,000 students each school year thanks to the generosity of sponsors. The spaces are available to any school in Oklahoma. In addition to free admission, teachers may choose between receiving free lunch for each of the students OR a post-visit check to help with transportation costs, in the amount of $4 per student.
On the third Thursday of every month, families can join us for a story, an interactive craft and admission to the Museum for free. This hour-long program includes the reading of a children’s book which is either written by or about an Oklahoman, in keeping with our mission to promote pride in our state. The craft of the day corresponds with the story that is read. Each project is designed to help children think critically about each story and enhance their learning and understanding. These projects are also designed for parents or guardians and children to create together, providing a truly interactive family experience. As with everything that we do, this program was created to tell Oklahoma’s story through its people to the youngest audience that we serve.
This project addresses the need for free and low-cost educational and arts activities for children in the Oklahoma City area. Many families to do not have the resources to experience museums and, in turn, provide educational and arts experiences for their children. This project provides interactive cultural experiences for families in the area and enrich the participants’ understanding of the unique heritage that we share as Oklahomans. It cultivates a love of learning, encourages creativity, and instills state pride for children at an early age.
Success is monitored by the number of children and families we are able to serve. We not only count people who attend once, but also monitor return visitors to show that we are a consistent part of a family's
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