State-Of-The-Art Gallery Opens at Oklahoma State Capitol
On Tuesday, a new state-of-the-art gallery will open for the first time on the ground floor of the state capitol, and is part of the capital’s renewal project.
More than 4,000 square feet of exhibit space opens at the Capitol on Tuesday, giving the public a chance to see some of the best stories from the Oklahoma Capitol.
It showcases over 125 artifacts from the capital’s past and the work done by our state government.
Some of the items include a working draft of the Oklahoma Constitution, the quill pen used by President Theodore Roosevelt to sign Oklahoma’s statehood proclamation, and a 1970s voting machine.
This gallery will also contain many interactive audiovisual elements.
It is large enough to accommodate school groups and allow for student activities.
The Oklahoma Historical Society has put together this project, and they say the Oklahoma State Capitol Museum will be another place to show our state’s history.
“It will be a great place for families, school children, young and old, to learn a little about their state’s history,” said Trait Thompson, executive director of the Oklahoma Historical Society.
To see for yourself whether the grand opening will take place on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m., visitors can continue to visit the gallery for free.