Museum hosting “Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma” book series

Ponca City Now - August 24, 2016 10:10 am

The Pioneer Woman Museum is hosting the “Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma!” book discussion series through November.

This monthly book group is a project of Oklahoma Humanities.

“Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma!” is designed to encourage adults to read and discuss literature based on a central theme. The theme for this cycle at the museum is “The Cowboy.”

Readings on the historical cowboy include reminiscences from “real” cowboys and fictional depictions — from Owen Wister’s romantic idealization to Larry McMurtry’s sometimes humorous realism.

Each discussion is led by a scholar from an Oklahoma college or university. It is free to participate, and the book discussion group begins at 10 a.m. each Saturday. The books listed below can be borrowed from the museum prior to or after each discussion. Although recommended, books do not have to be pre-read to participate in the discussion.

  • Aug. 27 — “Cowboy Life: Reconstructing an American Myth,” led by Dr. Hugh Foley
  • Sept. 10 — “The Virginian,” led by Dr. David Oberhelman
  • Oct. 8 — “The Log of a Cowboy,” led by Tracey Hanshew
  • Oct. 29 — “Monte Walsh,” led by Dr. Sara Jane Richter
  • Nov. 19 — “Lonesome Dove,” led by Dr. Karen Neurohr.

This program is underwritten by a grant from Oklahoma Humanities. For more information, call (580) 765-6108, email [email protected] or visit the museum’s Facebook page.

The Pioneer Woman Museum, a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society, is located at 701 Monument Road in Ponca City. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.


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