Individuals can reconnect with Green Country’s rich heritage during a special preservation and restoration event at Northeastern State University, Sept. 27-28. Held in conjunction with NSU’s homecoming celebration, the two-day event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Tahlequah campus, will feature digital preservation and oral history stations, as well as presentations and workshops, all showcasing the region’s top resources for preserving, restoring and sharing historical artifacts. The event is free and open to the public.
Paving the Way: Green Country’s Cultural & Historical Preservation Initiative 2019 is a combined effort with state, tribal and regional entities made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Brenda Bradford, NSU head of Special Collections and Archives, is eager to see the interesting history that could walk through her door during the event and is equally excited to capture it with the addition of much-needed, grant-funded archival equipment.
“I am hoping to generate excitement in our local history through our fantastic speakers. I want guests to walk away with digital copies of their material, an understanding on how to preserve their family history, and how to help safeguard and protect it. This is a great way to connect with community, share a variety of services available in our area and work towards future collaborative efforts.”