ROMP is pleased to be host to an Oklahoma History Center traveling exhibit Where They Went: A Photographic History of Oklahoma Animals in March and April, 2022.
The title of the exhibit comes from something Will Rogers said: “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”
This exhibit features photos curated from the Oklahoma Historical Society’s Photograph Archives. The images in this exhibit represent just a few of their many photographs that express the friendly relationship between humans and their domestic and farm animals throughout Oklahoma’s history.
EXHIBIT: March 3-April 30, 2022
Okie Animal Celebration Schedule:
10:00: Museum opens, visit exhibit
11:00-2:00: Food truck open
11:00-2:00: Photographs taken
Noon: Pet Contest Judging
2:00: Decorated stuff dog contest entries due
CALL FOR STORIES & PHOTOS, ETC.: Share your favorite story, photo, video, etc. about a special animal from your past or present at our Okie Animal Stories event on March 3. Your story will become a part of the actual exhibit.
POETRY: Anyone who writes an animal poem about a favorite animal from their past or present will receive a special gift from ROMP that goes with this exhibit. DUE: March 3. Email or deliver to the museum. ROMPoetry@gmail.com. PO Box 1243, Locust Grove OK 74352.
Funding for this exhibit was provided by the Oklahoma History Center of the Oklahoma Historical Society and the Kirkpatrick Foundation.