Museum Hours Wednesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thomas-Foreman Historic Home
Reopening Friday March 3rd 2017! 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 5:30 p.m. Tracing the Roots of Route 69 with Jonita Mullins p.m.
The Thomas-Foreman Historic Home will reopen for the 2017 season on Friday March 3rd 10 a.m. The home is open March – October on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and other times by appointment. Originally built in 1898 by Judge John R. Thomas, it remained the family home of the of the Judge’s daughter Carolyn and her husband Grant Foreman until 1967 when Carolyn died. The home and contents remain much as they were in 1967, with artifacts and photos from the world travels of the couple and from their support of Bacone College, as well as their numerous writings about the American Indian. Oklahoma Author Will Trace the Roots of Route 69 Native Americans built the first interstate roads and the one connecting Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas was first called the Osage Trace. Then in 1915 it became the Jefferson Highway before the federal system numbered portions of it as Highway 69 and Route 66. Oklahoma author, Jonita Mullins, has released a new book sharing the road’s history titled The Jefferson Highway in Oklahoma: The Historic Osage Trace from the History Press. Mullins will give a talk about the Jefferson Highway at the Thomas-Foreman Historic Home at 1419 W. Okmulgee Avenue in Muskogee on Friday, March 3 at 5:30 p.m. This old farmhouse sits on the Jefferson Highway. Following her talk, Mullins with sell and autograph her books. Seating is limited so come early for this free event. About the Author Jonita has published eight books focused on the history of northeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas. Jonita’s books can be purchased at her website: okieheritage.com. Several shops in Oklahoma and Arkansas carry her books as well. Jonita loves the old roads like the Jefferson Highway. They were built not to speedily bypass towns but rather to connect them. She is happy to share this fascinating story of the Jefferson Highway and hopes it will inspire travelers to find the road’s old alignments and discover its hidden treasures. Contact her for interviews, author events and book signings at jonita.mullins@ gmail.com or 918-682-0312. A portion of the profits from the sale of this book will support the restoration of the home of Alice Robertson, Oklahoma’s first Congresswoman. For more information: 918-686-6624,email@example.com.
Tuesday February 28th 7:00 p.m.
Glenda Hall McClain will share her experiences as a member of the All-American Redheads, one of the first women's professional basketball teams in the United States. She is a native of Boynton, a 1970 Haskell High School graduate, former teacher at Fort Gibson, and a current Muskogee resident.
The History Explorers meeting is free and the public is welcome.
Daffodil Day Saturday March 11th 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Thomas-Foreman Historic Home. See details at: www.thomas-foremanhistorichome.com
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