From A News Release
PONCA CITY, Okla. — The Pioneer Woman Museum (PWM) is pleased to host the “Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma!” book discussion series. This monthly book group is a project of Oklahoma Humanities. “Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma!” is designed to encourage adults to read and discuss literature based around a central theme. The theme for this cycle at PWM is “The Cowboy.” Readings on the historical cowboy include reminiscences from “real” cowboys and fictional depictions—from Owen Wister’s romantic idealization to Larry McMurtry’s sometimes humorous realism. Each discussion is led by a scholar from an Oklahoma college or university. It is free to participate, and the book discussion group begins at 10 a.m. each Saturday. The books listed below can be borrowed from PWM prior to or after each discussion. Although recommended, books do not have to be pre-read to participate in the discussion.
– Saturday, August 27—“Cowboy Life: Reconstructing an American Myth,” led by guest scholar Dr. Hugh Foley
– Saturday, September 10—“The Virginian,” led by guest scholar Dr. David Oberhelman
– Saturday, October 8—“The Log of a Cowboy,” led by guest scholar Tracey Hanshew
– Saturday, October 29—“Monte Walsh,” led by guest scholar Dr. Sara Jane Richter
– Saturday, November 19—“Lonesome Dove,” led by guest scholar Dr. Karen Neurohr
This program is underwritten by a grant from Oklahoma Humanities. For more information please call 580-765-6108, email [email protected] or visit the museum’s Facebook page. The Pioneer Woman Museum, a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society, is located at 701 Monument Road in Ponca City. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.