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Oklahoma Historical Society Travelling trunk to be on display at Murray State College

4/16/2018

The Murray State College Responsible Citizenship Committee and the Social Sciences Department will again host an historical travelling trunk filled with unique artifacts on the campus of Murray State College in Tishomingo.  Admission is free and the public is invited to view the display.

The trunk, about archaeology in Oklahoma, is on loan from the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) and will be available for viewing in the campus library during regular hours from Sunday April 15-Friday, April 20, 2018.  All visitors, students, staff, faculty and community members are asked to sign the viewing log which will be returned to the historical society.

“I’m always impressed with the unusual artifacts found in trunks from the Oklahoma Historical Society.  It’s a great way for students to get a glimpse into the past without leaving campus,” said MSC President Joy McDaniel.

This semester’s trunk explains how archeologists add to our understanding of the past and our history.  One of the many items on display is a diving vest that was used during excavations of the Heroine, the paddlewheel ship on display at the OHS. There are also artifacts that have been found at various digs and the equipment that archaeologists use during excavations.

For information, please contact Rebecca Jacobs-Pollez at rjacobspollez@mscok.edu or 580-387-7512.

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