2021 Exhibit: Firewheel Folk

The firewheel is Oklahoma’s state wildflower.

The 2021 exhibit Firewheel Folk: Oklahoma Wildflowers in Poetry is open now! This exhibit celebrate wildflowers you can find in the state–and elsewhere–and the poetry that is inspired by flowers. The exhibit offers a variety of ways for people to learn about wildflowers and poetry, while having fun with the impromptu activities.

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On July 17, 2021, ROMP held an Exhibit Celebration. The event was made possible with a grant from Oklahoma Humanities.

The opening celebration included a poetry reading with free copies of the exhibition booklet, a Chautauqua of Oklahoma Flowers telling us their history in the state, a talk/presentation by Oxley Nature Center naturalist Amy Morris Marcoux, and an awards ceremony and silent auction for the ROMP Rummage Flower Art Challenge.

In December 2020, ROMP moved to its new location at 416 E. Main in downtown Locust Grove. Along with this move, the museum has been able to expand its services to offer a gift shop featuring exhibit-themed and poetry-related items, a garden/outdoor space, workshop and craft space, and a poetry library.

This program is funded in part by Oklahoma Humanities (OH) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in the program do not necessarily represent those of OH or NEH.