Top of Oklahoma Museum to host guest speaker Saturday

by Melissa Hudson

Back to School is an exciting time for everyone.

Summer break has come to a close. I hope everyone had a fun filled summer and are ready for all the excitement of school. During the month of August TOHS Museum will feature our quilts on display. Quilts are the Fabric of our Lives. The Museum has quilts dating from the Oklahoma Land Run, WWI, and  during WWII.

Many quilt patterns are featured as well. Double Wedding Ring quilts made for the happy couple can be seen.

Dora Berry Goodson quilted a beautiful Pioneer Quilt,  a Remember the Maine 1898 quilt,  and also a maroon comfort quilt.  Jewell  Riggle hand stitched in the Dilworth Oil Field several masterpieces for her family. Patchwork and  Scrapblock quilts were also made and donated by the Roy Watts family. Blackwell man Lloyd  Nutter pieced and entered his quilt in the Kay County Free Fair winning Grand Champion.

Another fabulous quilt is our Hand-Print quilt from the kindergarten class of 1988-1989 for their teacher Norma  Reusser on the occasion of her retirement. Last but not least is a coat of many colors quilted robe made by Martha Cox Smith for her granddaughter, Judy Patrick  Deffner. Please  come see these items plus many more featured though the month of August. 

On Saturday, August 17 at 10:30am the museum will welcome noted author Terry Whitehead to speak about Deputy Sheriff Alfred Lund. Terry will be sharing his research on Sheriff Lund’s early days of his law enforcement career in Kay County. Also the Gunfight of Lost Creek in December 1896. Please join us to learn more about the life and times of this Peace Officer. We thank Terry for his research and knowledge about Kay County history. This event is free to the public. 

Your TOHS Museum is open Monday – Saturday 10:00-4:00, and admission is free. Please stop by for a tour and learn more about early history. Volunteers are always needed and appreciated. Don’t forget our Museum Clubroom is available for family events. 

Have a great school year!