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Posted: Jul 11, 2023 9:23 AMUpdated: Jul 11, 2023 9:48 AM

BAHM Presents Education History Exhibit

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From City Beat Newsletter

Bartlesville Area History Museum will present “A Century of Education" open now through Sept. 29, an exhibit taking visitors on an educational journey exploring development and expansion of the Bartlesville school districts.

Additionally, Granger Meador of Bartlesville Public Schools will cover "The Evolution of Education" in Washington County as the guest speaker at the museum's July "Lunch & Learn," from noon to 1 p.m. on July 20. Meador served the education needs of Bartlesville as a physics teacher for 28 years before becoming the executive director of Technology and Communications.

From teachers managing one-room schoolhouses to the expansion of educational opportunities for citizens in Washington County of all backgrounds, Oklahoma’s education system became more inclusive and accessible over the course of the century.

"A Century of Education" will feature various artifacts from local schools over the years. In addition, youngsters and the “young at heart” may enjoy BAHM's history of education coloring station and gander through the museum's turn-of-the-century Nelson Carr One-Room School.

Meador will merge his interest in the history of Bartlesville and the city's education foundation into a presentation about Washington County’s educational journey while exploring development and expansion of the Bartlesville school districts for the July Lunch & Learn on July 20.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own lunch to the Lunch & Learn or enjoy light refreshments provided by BAHM. Tables and chairs will be set up for people to enjoy their lunch, and little ones may enjoy the museum's school house coloring station.

The museum, located on the fifth floor of City Hall, 401 S. Johnstone Ave., is open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The museum is closed on weekends and holidays. Museum admission is free, but donations are always welcome. No reservation is necessary. For more information, contact museum staff by calling 918.338.4290 or email history@cityofbartlesville.org.

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