Awards Program


The OMA Awards program honors the excellence and quality of projects accomplished by members throughout the state. Also, the program recognizes individuals and groups whose contributions have impacted Oklahoma museums and the museum profession. The awards celebration and dinner is at 6 p.m. on September 21st at the Lawton-Fort Sill Hilton Garden Inn.  

2017 Oklahoma Museums Association Award Winners

Certificate of Recognition
Tammy Posey, Drumright Historical Society
Gary Wallace, Oklahoma History Center
"Thursday Ladies” Ina Dilldine, Linda Polk and Janice Anderson, The Museum Broken Arrow
Larry Pennington, The Museum Broken Arrow

Conservation or Preservation
Conservation or Preservation Budget Category $0 to $5,000
Chickasaw Cultural Center, Monarch Butterfly

Conservation or Preservation Budget Category $5,001 to $15,000
Museum of the Western Prairie, Preservation-in-Place of Historic Cobblestone Structures

Exhibits
Exhibits Budget Category $0 to $5,000
Tulsa Historical Society & Museum, “A Ship Named Tulsa: Three Stories of Namesake Vessels” Exhibit

Edy Ritt-Coulter and the Laboratory of History Museum, Black Masculinity and the Lynching Tree (Honorable Mention)

Exhibits Budget Category $5,001 to $15,000
Museum of the Western Prairie, The Stories They Could Tell: The Landscapes and Vernacular Architecture of Southwest Oklahoma

Comanche National Museum and Cultural Center, The Haits Exhibit (Honorable Mention)

Exhibits Budget Category $15,001 and over
The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Power and Prestige: Headdresses of the American Plains

Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, Collision & Creation: Indigenous Arts of the Americas, 1890-2015 (Honorable Mention)

Outreach or Education
Outreach or Education Budget Category $0 to $5,000
Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, Uncertain Futures: The Animal Photography of Joel Sartore

Outreach or Education Budget Category $5,001 to $15,000
American Banjo Museum, American Banjo Museum Quarterly

Outreach or Education Budget Category $15,001 and over
Gilcrease on Wheels, Gilcrease on Wheels

Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, Discovery Kits (Honorable Mention)

Promotional Piece
Promotional Piece Budget Category $0 to $5,000
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, Sam Noble Museum Vintage Ads

Comanche National Museum and Cultural Center, The Haits Exhibit Brochure (Honorable Mention)

Promotional Piece Budget Category $15,001 and over
Chickasaw Cultural Center, ChickasawCulturalCenter.com

Publication
Publication Budget Category $0 to $5,000
Tammy R. Posey, Emma and the Children of Dunbar: The Story Behind the Books

Technology Media
Technology Media Budget Category $0 to $5,000
Oklahoma Historical Society, Crossroads

Technology Media Budget Category $15,001 and over
Comanche National Museum and Cultural Center, Native American Church Interactive

Continuing this year is an enhanced celebration to recognize award recipients which will be held the evening of Thursday, September 21 in Lawton, Oklahoma at the Lawton - Fort Sill Hilton Garden Inn. This celebration is part of the OMA Annual Conference. The evening includes dinner with cash bar and an uplifting awards presentation. The awards celebration is included with full registration for the OMA Annual Conference and separate tickets for the celebration only are available for purchase for $45 each.  The awards celebration will begin at 6pm.

Purchase OMA awards celebration tickets for $45 each here

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