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WPA Centennial Planning Meeting

February 29 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

It’s just 10 years until the NEW DEAL’s 100th Anniversary!

The Oklahoma New Deal Centennial Symposium on February 29th, 9:30am-3:00pm is an informational roundtable for stakeholders and individuals who care about Oklahoma’s CCC and WPA structures, art, and history.

 The agenda will include speakers about Roosevelt’s 1930s New Deal projects in Oklahoma, historic site and preservation information, funding opportunities, and time to discuss statewide plans for the upcoming centennial. Speakers include: Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell, Dr. Bob Blackburn, Secretary Shelley Zumwalt, Lynda Ozan, Michael Mayes, Kyle Thoreson, and Amy Stephens.

This is a free event, but registration is required at EdmondHistory.org/product/CCCWPA



The Symposium will be held at the 1936 WPA Armory that now houses the Edmond History Museum at Stephenson Park (431 S. Boulevard, Edmond, Oklahoma 73034). Lunch is one block away in the WPA American Legion Building. Bring $15 to pitch in for a group order of Hideaway Pizza and salad, or there are many other food options within walking distance along 5th Street. 


  • Create awareness about the upcoming Centennial of New Deal projects
  • Provide access to professionals and resources that can assist in preservation and promotion of CCC/WPA projects
  • Showcase CCC/WPA site success stories to encourage new preservation projects
  • Gather interested people who can develop a vision for promotions of CCC/WPA sites
  • Form a committee to spearhead tourist activities for the future, which might include a travel passport, tourist map, public awareness materials, and centennial events beginning in 2033.

Recipients will receive “I Love My CCC/WPA” promotional materials and an informational packet. The event will be filmed to create a public video. 


Sponsored with funding from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  Special Thanks to the Oklahoma State Historical Preservation Office, with support from Oklahoma Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell, the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, and the Oklahoma Historical Society.

  • Oklahoma Museum Association
  • 45th Infantry Division Museum
  • Visit Edmond
  • Edmond Historic Preservation Trust
  • Osage Hills State Park


Museum Information: The mission of Edmond History Museum is to celebrate Edmond history through preservation and education. Museum hours are 10:00-5:00 Monday – Friday, and 1:00-4:00 Saturday. Please visit the museum website at www.edmondhistory.org or by calling the museum at 405-340-0078. Museum admission is free.


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February 29
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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