Awards Program


Oklahoma Museums Association Announces 2022 Award Winners
Awards to be Presented During Annual Conference

The Oklahoma Museums Association (OMA) has selected award recipients to be honoring during its annual conference Sept. 14-16 in Enid, Oklahoma. The awards program honors the excellence and quality of projects accomplished by OMA members throughout the state as well as dedicated individuals whose contributions positively impact Oklahoma museums and the museum profession.  

OMA awards are offered in several categories including exhibits, outreach or education programming, promotions, publications and special projects and further divided into project budget groupings. The award for Service to the Profession also will be presented.

The awards celebration and dinner will be held on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Stride Bank Center in Enid, Oklahoma. Tickets are $55 and can be purchased online at OKMuseums.org/Conference.

The OMA annual 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. 22. To download a conference booklet or to register, please visit 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.  
                                                           

2022 Oklahoma Museums Association Award Winners

Exhibits – The way it would be listed with my suggestion
Exhibits Budget Category $0 to $5,000
Edmond History Museum, Bison in Art: Edmond Artists Depict the 'Buffalo'

Exhibits Budget Category $5,001 to $15,000
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, Guatemalan Textiles: Heart of the Maya World

General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum, 9/11 Never Forget: 20th Year Memorial (Honorable Mention)

J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum, The Roy Clark Story (Honorable Mention)

Museum of the Great Plains, Random Film (Honorable Mention)

Exhibits Budget Category Over $50,000
First Americans Museum, OKLA HOMMA

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, Ed Ruscha: OKLA (Honorable Mention)

Outreach or Education Program
Outreach or Education Program Budget Category $5,001 to $15,000
Oklahoma Hall of Fame | Gaylord-Pickens Museum, Homeschool Days

Edmond History Museum, The Route 66 Blue Hippo Festival (Honorable Mention)

Outreach or Education Program Budget Category $15,001 to $50,000
American Banjo Museum, Bricktown Banjo Bash

Promotional Piece
Promotional Piece Budget Category $0 to $5,000
Edmond History Museum, Detecting Collections

Promotional Piece Budget Category $15,001 to $50,000
American Banjo Museum, Banjo Roots with Kermit

Publication
Publication Budget Category Over $50,000 TIE
First Americans Museum, WINIKO: Life of an Object

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, Ed Ruscha: OKLA

Special Projects
Special Projects Budget Category $0 to 5,000
Edmond History Museum, Clue in the Museum

Oklahoma Hall of Fame | Gaylord-Pickens Museum and Mike Hearne, This is Oklahoma (Honorable Mention)

Service to the Profession
Dr. Bill Bryans