Awards Program


Oklahoma Museums Association Announces 2021 Award Winners
Awards Presented During Annual Conference

The Oklahoma Museums Association (OMA) honored museums from across the state with awards presented during its annual conference held Sept. 15-17 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. The awards program honors the excellence and quality of projects accomplished by OMA members 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. Award categories for contributions of individuals, groups and businesses to Oklahoma museums or a specific museum in the community are also offered.

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.  

2021 Oklahoma Museums Association Award Winners

Exhibits
Exhibits Budget Category $0 to $5,000
Edmond Historical Society & Museum, 1920s Edmond: Ain’t We Got Fun

Exhibits Budget Category $5,001 to $15,000
Tulsa Historical Society & Museum, A Century Later: Greenwood & The Tulsa Race Massacre

Chisholm Trail Museum and Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center, Maps and Mapmaking: Historical Maps of Oklahoma (Honorable Mention)

Exhibits Budget Category $15,001 to $50,000
Claremore Museum of History, Building Heritage, History and Hope

Exhibits Budget Category Over $50,000
Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center, Wédasé: The Strong Hearted

Oklahoma History Center, Launch to Landing: Oklahomans and Space (Honorable Mention)

Outreach or Education Program
Outreach or Education Program Budget Category $0 to $5,000
Edmond Historical Society & Museum, 1940s Radio Comedy Theater

Outreach or Education Program Budget Category $5,001 to $15,000
The Museum Broken Arrow, Broken Arrow History Coloring Book

Oklahoma History Center, Latino History in Oklahoma Education Trunk (Honorable Mention)

Promotional Piece
Promotional Piece Budget Category $0 to $5,000
Edmond Historical Society & Museum, Are You a Treasure Saver?

Promotional Piece Budget Category $5,001 to $15,000
Tulsa Historical Society & Museum, Tulsa Historical Society & Museum Promotional Video

Science Museum Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Culture Box (Honorable Mention)

Promotional Piece Budget Category $15,001 to $50,000
The Museum Broken Arrow, A City in Bloom Mural

Promotional Piece Budget Category Over $50,000
Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center, https://www.potawatomiheritage.com/

First Americans Museum, First Americans Museum Brand Realignment Campaign (Honorable Mention)

Publication
Publication Budget Category $15,001 to $50,000
Gilcrease Museum, Weaving History into Art: The Enduring Legacy of Shan Goshorn

Special Projects
Special Projects Budget Category $5,001 to $15,000
Tulsa Historical Society & Museum, Women’s Suffrage Exhibit and Programming

Special Projects Budget Category $15,001 to $50,000
Museum of the Bible, Book of Redemption Conservation

Edmond Historical Society & Museum, Darci Lynn’s Got Talent Exhibit and Mini-Event Series (Honorable Mention)

Special Projects Budget Category Over $50,000 (TIE)
Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center, Country and Community: Citizen Potawatomi Allotments

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Spiro and the Art of the Mississippian World

Certificate of Recognition
Eriech Tapia

“Green Thumb Girls” Jeanetta Cooper, Sandy Johnson, and Ellen Kazmierczak

OMA President's Award - Jeremy Springer