OMA Announces 2019 Award Winners


Posted by OMA on 07/25/2019

Oklahoma Museums Association Announces 2019 Award Winners
Awards to be Presented During Annual Conference

(OKLAHOMA CITY) -  The Oklahoma Museums Association has announced the award recipients being honored during its annual conference Sept. 18-20 at the Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Oklahoma. The 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. 

OMA awards recognize achievements from the past 18 months in the categories of conservation, exhibits, promotional pieces, publications, outreach or education programs and technology media. The competition is further divided into project budget categories. In addition, awards for contributions of individuals, groups and businesses to Oklahoma museums or a specific museum in the community will be presented.

The awards celebration and dinner is at 6 p.m. on Sept. 19. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased before Aug. 23 online here.

The OMA Conference is open to all board members, volunteers, students and staff of museums, historical societies, historic sites, zoos and botanical gardens, historic houses, living history museums, tribal cultural centers and other museum-related institutions. The annual conference and awards is one of the many programs and services offered by the OMA to further its mission to assist Oklahoma museums in their efforts to educate, inform and entertain. The conference registration deadline is Aug. 23. Download a conference booklet or register online at OKMuseums.org/conference.

The Oklahoma Museums Association is a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization founded in 1972. Programming offered by the Oklahoma Museums Association is important as the primary source of information and professional development for Oklahoma’s 500 museums, historical societies, historic sites, zoos and botanical gardens, historic houses, living history museums, tribal cultural centers and other museum-related institutions.

 

2019 Oklahoma Museums Association Award Winners

Conservation or Preservation
Conservation or Preservation Budget Category $15,001 and over
Chickasaw Cultural Center, Monarch Butterfly Habitat

Muscogee (Creek) Nation Cultural Center and Archives, Creek Nation Council House Restoration Project (Honorable Mention)

 

Exhibits
Exhibits Budget Category $0 to $5,000
Chickasaw Cultural Center, Te Ata Exhibit

SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, Oklahoma Wildlife (Honorable Mention)

Exhibits Budget Category $5,001 to $15,000
American Banjo Museum, Jim Henson – Life and Legacy

Chisholm Trail Museum, Horizon Hill (Honorable Mention)

Exhibits Budget Category $15,001 and over
Comanche National Museum and Cultural Center, Unmasking the Truth: The History of the Comanche Language

Shawnee Tribe Cultural Center, From Ancient Hands: Stories in Fire and Clay (Honorable Mention)

Tulsa Historical Society & Museum, “Transmitting Tulsa: On-Screen & Over the Airwaves” Exhibit (Honorable Mention)

 

Outreach or Education
Outreach or Education Budget Category $0 to $5,000
American Banjo Museum, Pick-a-Tune with Lucas

Top of Oklahoma Historical Society Museum, The Land Run Comes Alive: 125th
Anniversary of Cherokee Strip Land Run (Honorable Mention)

Outreach or Education Budget Category $5,001 to $15,000
Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park, Inc., Remembering Our Heroes

Outreach or Education Budget Category $15,001 and over
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Educational Programs for “Ancient. Massive. Wild. – The Bison Exhibit”

Nancy Ferris, The Wall That Heals (Honorable Mention)

 

Promotional Piece
Promotional Piece Budget Category $0 to $5,000
Amy Pence, Moore-Lindsay House Website

Comanche National Museum and Cultural Center, Artist Brochure: Nanahtuanuu, A father and his son (Honorable Mention)

Tulsa Historical Society & Museum, Curator’s Circle Brochure (Honorable Mention)

Promotional Piece Budget Category $5,001 to $15,000
Philbrook Museum of Art, Making Modern America Booklet

Promotional Piece Budget Category $15,001 and over
Philbrook Museum of Art, Philbrook.org

 

Publication
Publication Budget Category $5,001 to $15,000
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Ticket to Ride: Artists, Designers, and Western Railways Exhibition Catalogue

Publication Budget Category $15,001 and over
Philbrook Museum of Art, Innovative Impressions: Prints by Cassatt, Degas, and Pissarro

 

Technology Media
Technology Media Budget Category $0 to $5,000
Philbrook Museum of Art, Museum Confidential Podcast

108 Contemporary, Beth Lipman Documentary (Honorable Mention)

Technology Media Budget Category $5,001 to $15,000
Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center, Wédasé: The Strong Hearted

Tulsa Historical Society & Museum, Tulsa Historical Society & Museum Website (Honorable Mention)

Technology Media Budget Category $15,001 and over
Tulsa Historical Society & Museum, “L’dor V’dor: Generation to Generation” Documentary

 

Certificate of Recognition
JA Pryse

Don Kerby

James R. Metcalfe

Sylvia Metcalfe

Nancy Ferris

 

Award for Service to the Profession
Tahnee Growingthunder