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Museum of the Western Prairie to Reopen

The Museum of the Western Prairie is to re-open on Monday. Sept. 26, after being closed for four years, according to

Museum of the Western Prairie

“Museum Director Jennie Buchanan said the museum shutdown in July 2007 when museum officials realized it had asbestos. It was a three-month process to remove that, and that is when they decided it was time to upgrade the entire facility.”

The Museum of the Western Prairie tells the story of Southwest Oklahoma, from the distant past to the present day. The narrative begins with the Wichita Mountains, the low, granite peaks that formed almost 300 million years ago. At first the Wichitas towered above the landscape; later they were islands in an ancient sea. Today the modest hills that remain serve as a connection between every era of Southwest Oklahoma history.

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