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The Franks: Edmond’s First Holocaust Survivors

Leon Kobrowski was born January 18, 1914 in Marcinkance, Poland, today part of Lithuania. As a member of the Jewish community he was confined to the Marcinkance Ghetto in 1941. […]

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Two Strange Christmases: The Similarities Between 1941 and 2020

Merry Masked ZOOM Christmas! We all know Christmas 2020 is different. The Covid-19 pandemic has shaken all the pine needles from our tree of holiday tradition. Events are online.Shopping is […]

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The Case of the Shrunken V-Mail

I assumed I knew what  V-Mail (Victory Mail) was during World War II—a government-issued stationery on which people could write back and forth overseas. True! But when I pulled two […]

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How War Rationing Changed Grocery Shopping

I have great intentions of shopping with coupons at the grocery store.  Not only did my mom teach me to coupon shop, I have a fancy accordion-style coupon file that […]

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If This Radio Could Talk: Pearl Harbor Day

This radio talked for 50 years. From its speaker, the history of our country unfolded. Mary and Ed Boydston, an Edmond family, purchased the Airline tabletop radio from the Montgomery […]

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WWII in the Modern Age: Helping Kids Relate

By: Allison Pittman Hello readers! My name is Allison Pittman and I am the intern at the Edmond Historical Society and Museum. This semester I have the great pleasure of […]

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WWII Food: The Tasteless Palate

I’m an average cook. Pity my poor family, who suffered through those early trial-and-error meals. Despite my best intentions, I served a variety of overcooked, bland, or oddly-textured casseroles. No […]

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Why Care About History?

Some people just love history. Some people don’t. Or think they don’t. Obviously, I’m one who loves history.  I was fortunate to have good history teachers (even the coaches), and […]

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Here Comes the Dust: Museum Renovation 101

Aaa-choo…  I’ll be keeping a box of tissue handy this fall and winter—because this museum is about to get dusty!  Normally, museums strive to achieve a dust-free environment, which prevents […]

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5 Tips for Photo Labeling (Before They Become Tragically Unidentified)!

“Awesome photo! I wonder who it is?” Any museum professional or family historian understands how tragic it is to stare at an amazing old photo—and have no clue as to […]

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