Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Midwest Historical & Genealogical Society Trip to OK City

OKC HERE WE COME — And You're Invited

We're headed for Oklahoma City on the bus! Join us for a one-day genealogical research road trip to the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center ( on Monday, August 2nd. Our bus loads between 6:30 and 6:50 a.m. from Midwest's parking lot at 1203 N. Main in Wichita. We arrive back that night to the same spot between 9:30 and 10:00 p.m. The cost is $40 for members and $50 for nonmembers.

Of special interest: Book Collections of 85,000 bound books with information on all 50 states with emphasis on Oklahoma, the West, and Native American Indians; American Indian Archives with 3.5 million documents plus over 6,000 volumes including records of the Five Civilized Tribes; Photograph Collections from 1840 to present of 8 million images; Newspaper Archives with more than 4,000 titles — over 90% of all OK newspapers; 8,000 Oral Histories; Map Collections of 15,000+; the 1890 Oklahoma Territorial Census, and much more.

The Oklahoma Historical Center is a beautiful state-of-the-art facility with its comfortable genealogical library and friendly staffers, lockers to hold any of your valuables or extras you like to keep close by, a cafe to kick back and relax in for breaks and lunch, a fun gift shop for browsing and book buying, and a history museum to get lost in. This promises to be a great excursion!

Reserve your spot today and register with MHGS. The first 25 registrations received will be entered in a drawing for half-price on our next one-day trip. Registration and full payment are due no later than Saturday, July 24, so don't delay. (Please note: Meals are not included in the registration fee. The cafe will be open for lunch there and a stop will be made on the way home for dinner.) Questions? Contact Sara Jones at 316-682-5209 or e-mail at

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