Central State Teachers College Graduating Class 1933 Anna Studstill, Master’s of Secondary Education, COVID-19 Graduation at University of Central Oklahoma I planned to graduate on May 8th, 2020 with my Master’s degree in Secondary Education from University of Central Oklahoma. But then COVID-19 happened. I had started the Secondary Education program at UCO
“I was lonesome, awful lonesome.” Elma Childers, Edmond Oklahoma, May 11, 1889 Maybe you are feeling socially isolated right now! Isolation is a new circumstance for our generation—but it’s not new to the pioneers who settled Edmond just 130 years ago. One of our museum exhibits, “Elma’s Letter,” is relevant to this very topic. Elma
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The Gower Cemetery On November 18, 1991 the Gower Memorial Cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic Places. John & Ophelia Gower relinquished a portion of their 160 acre homestead to establish the Gower Cemetery in November 1889. The Cemetery was historically significant for its association with the African American Settlers who
Corporate Support The Edmond Historical Society & Museum appreciates the support of local businesses and corporations. A variety of opportunities are available to sponsor an event, provide in-kind donations of food and supplies for children’s programming, auction items for fundraisers and financial contributions for programs and operating expenses. We have Business Memberships to the
John and Cordelia Steen Edmond’s First Residents The Pump House, built by John Steen and railroad crews, was the first residence of Edmond. This photo was taken on December 25, 1888, showing that a Black-Jack Oak branch was “the first X-mas tree in Edmond. “The Steens lived in the Pump House until well after the