Governor Stitt Proclaims Oklahoma Museums Week, March 15-21

Posted on 12/30/2019
The Oklahoma Museums Association is happy to announce that Oklahoma Museums Week will be celebrated March 15-21, 2020.

Oklahoma museums are encouraged to contact your legislators to convey how your organization serves the community in areas of the economy, education, overall quality of life and so much more. OMA is sending all Oklahoma museums a list of their state legislators so the museums can reach out to their legislators with this information as well as invite them for a behind the scenes tour of your museum or a reception with your board members, volunteers and community.

As part of the celebration of Oklahoma Museums Week, OMA will be sending all Oklahoma legislators a list of museums in their district ahead of time as well as letting them know the economic impact of Oklahoma museums. As a reminder, you can view that information here.

Governor J. Kevin Stitt has issued an Executive Proclamation declaring the week of March 15, 2020 as Oklahoma Museums Week.  Download the proclamation here

State of Oklahoma
Executive Department

Whereas, Oklahoma is home to over five hundred museums and cultural organizations which are located in every region of the state and serve as educational institutions, preservation organizations, agencies of scientific discovery, and cultural centers; and

Whereas, Oklahoma museums represent a multitude of disciplines and learning experiences, including art museums, historical societies, historic sites, zoos, aquariums, science centers, botanical gardens, historic houses, natural history museums, children’s museums, heritage centers, living history museums, tribal cultural centers and museums; and

Whereas, Oklahoma museums encourage curiosity and provide a source of enjoyment and education for every generation and every community. Oklahoma museums nourish minds and spirits by fostering contemplation, exploration, critical thinking, and dialogue to advance knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of history, science, the arts and the natural world; and

Whereas, Oklahoma museums are vital to the preservation, interpretation, and presentation of Oklahoma’s heritage; and

Whereas, Oklahoma museums contribute significantly to the livability and economic viability of the state and its communities generating more than $482,000,000 in total direct economic activity, providing for more than 16,000 full time equivalent jobs supported, obtaining more than 425,000 volunteer hours, and attracting over 6,000,000 visitors; and

Whereas, the Oklahoma Museums Association has served to bring important recognition of this commemorative week and invites all museums, Oklahoma residents, and local governments to use this milestone to recognize and celebrate the contributions of Oklahoma;

Now, therefore, I, J. Kevin Stitt, Governor of the State of Oklahoma, do hereby proclaim March 15-21, 2020 as Oklahoma Museums Week

In the State of Oklahoma