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The Bison as American Icon

January 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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9:30 a.m. – 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.

(OLLI @ OSU Course mostly lectures every Thursday prior to the public Brown Bag. The course meets 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. HAVE to register and pay — can only attend if enrolled.)

February 21

Lecture: The American Bison: Past, Present, and Future

James H. Shaw, Ph.D., Emeritus Faculty, Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Oklahoma State University.

February 28

Lecture: Bison: A Curator’s Perspective

Eric Singleton, Ph.D., Curator of Ethnology, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

March 7

Film Screening and Discussion: Facing the Storm: Story of the American Bison

March 14

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.

March 21

Lecture: Buffalo Wars

Michael R. Grauer, McCasland Curator of Cowboy Culture, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

March 28

Q & A: The National Buffalo Foundation

Cecil Miskin, President of the National Buffalo Foundation and Dick Gehring, National Bison Association

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January 20
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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