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February 21 – March 28
The Bison as American Icon
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Dub and Mozelle Richardson Theater
Few animals conjure the power and symbolic presence of the North American bison. Wild and fundamental, the bison is a familiar part of our shared heritage. Explore the National Cowboy Museum’s newest exhibition through lively lectures, exhibition tours, a reading and discussion program, and an award-winning documentary film. Register at: education.okstate.edu/olli, or call (405) 744-5868.
Lecture: The American Bison: Past, Present, and Future
James H. Shaw, Ph.D., Emeritus Faculty, Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Oklahoma State University.
Lecture: Bison: A Curator’s Perspective
Eric Singleton, Ph.D., Curator of Ethnology, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
Film Screening and Discussion: Facing the Storm: Story of the American Bison
Lecture: Ecology and the American West
Katrina Lacher, Ph.D., Environmental Historian, University of Central Oklahoma
Reading and Discussion Segment: American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon
by Steven Rinella (2005). The book can be purchased in The Museum Store.
Lecture: Buffalo Wars
Michael R. Grauer, McCasland Curator of Cowboy Culture, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
Q & A: The National Buffalo Foundation
Cecil Miskin, President of the National Buffalo Foundation and Dick Gehring, National Bison Association