By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2014
Lori Lewis, executive director of the Broken Arrow Historical Society Museum.
Located in historic downtown Broken Arrow, the Broken Arrow Historical Society Museum gathers and preserves regional history and artifacts that enrich the heritage of the city. The Historical Society shares area history in informative, interactive exhibits. Lori Lewis, executive director of the Broken Arrow Historical Society Museum, is excited to announce the second annual “Night at the Museum” fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, September 13. The event will be held at the museum, located at 400 S. Main, and will commence at 6 p.m. Night at the Museum is sponsored by the Broken Arrow Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The theme for this year’s Night at the Museum is “Black & White,” and historic black and white photographs will be on exhibit. “Attendees are encouraged to dress in black and white business casual attire for the evening,” said Ms. Lewis.
Exclusive food and beverage sponsor for the event is Main Street Tavern and The Rooftop. Musical entertainment will be provided by Michael Rappe and Suzanne Barns with easy-listening selections, and Chad Meier on acoustic guitar.
Over 30 items from local businesses will be featured in a silent auction, including a weekend retreat in Arkansas and a meal to be prepared by local firefighters. These guys can really cook. A dinner for four with Dr. Clarence Oliver, retired superintendant of Broken Arrow Schools and renowned Broken Arrow historian, will also be auctioned.
Tickets for Night at the Museum are only $25 for Broken Arrow Historical Society members and $30 for non-members. You may pay for tickets by credit card when you call the museum office. Your tickets will be held for you until the evening of the event, or you may have them mailed to you.
If you are interested in being a sponsor or silent auction participant in this year’s event or in future events, please contact Lori Lewis. Money raised through Night at the Museum helps support the preservation of Broken Arrow’s rich history. “Preserving our artifacts and photographs allows us to provide additional programming and exhibits for children, area residents and visitors from around our state and country to enjoy for years to come.”
Call to reserve your tickets now and put September 13 on your calendar. Night at the Museum is a great way to support your community and the Historical Society as they venture to collect more relics and information about Broken Arrow’s exciting history.
For more information, contact
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.