“Let’s Talk About It” series coming to Pioneer Woman Museum
Ponca City Now - July 17, 2015 11:45 am
The Pioneer Woman Museum will host “Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma” as part of its ongoing effort to provide educational and entertaining programming for the public.
“Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma” is designed to encourage adults to read and discuss literature based around a central theme. The series hosted by the Pioneer Woman Museum will revolve around baseball.
“We were selected to participate in the ‘Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma’ series because of our participation in the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street traveling exhibit program,” said Pioneer Woman Museum Director Robbin Davis.
The Pioneer Woman Museum will host “Hometown Teams,” a special traveling exhibit about sports in American, from July 25 through Sept. 5. The book series will meet once a month, August through December, and is free to adults 18 and older.
“This is an exceptional opportunity to engage in thoughtful discussion about each book. Scholars from various universities in Oklahoma will give presentations around the theme of each book and then the group will be led through a series of discussion questions. It’s a wonderful way to continue learning and enjoy fellowship with other book lovers,” Davis said.
The event is made possible by a grant from the Oklahoma Humanities Council (OHC) with generous funding from the Inasmuch Foundation and the Kirkpatrick Family Fund.
Those interested in participating in the program must sign up through the museum. Patrons will check out the assigned book title and return it on the day of the discussion.
Discussions will be held on the second Saturday of August, September, October, November and the first Saturday in December at 10 a.m.
Book titles for the series are, “Miko Kings: An Indian Baseball Story,” “Shoeless Joe,” “The Boys of Summer,” “Bang the Drum Slowly,” and “Wait Till Next Year.”
“We hope that the people of Ponca City and the surrounding areas will enjoy this type of programming and that we can continue it in the future. The humanities are so important to our intellectual and community growth and we are proud to be able to partner with the Oklahoma Humanities Council to make the program available for free to the public,” Davis said.
For more information about the “Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma” book series or any of the other programs and events hosted by the Pioneer Woman Museum, contact the museum at 580-765-6108, [email protected] or visit the museum’s Facebook page.