Through “Stories Across our State,” the Oklahoma Hall of Fame will present an interactive reading of Dust Storm by the book’s award-winning illustrator, Christopher Nick, in libraries in Mangum, Grandfield, Hobart, Hinton, Apache, and Snyder. Through the program, Nick will bring to life the story from the first read of the manuscript to the completed project. In addition to the participating in the program, each child will go home with an autographed copy of Dust Storm.
Geared for younger readers, the beautifully-illustrated Dust Storm is based on the life of the author, Jane McKellips’, great aunt. The story takes place during a northern Oklahoma dust storm in the 1930s. Despite being crippled by polio, 11-year-old Clara keeps her brother and the farm animals safe. This title was selected for “Stories Across our State” in order to instill an excitement for reading at a young age and offer insight into our state’s rich history and heritage.
The schedule of these free events are as follows:
Wednesday, July 26 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Margaret Carder Library in Mangum
201 W Lincoln Street, Mangum, OK 73554
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Hinton Public Library
115 E Main, Hinton, OK 73047
Thursday, July 27 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Apache Public Library
111 Evans Ave, Apache, OK 73006
12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Snyder Public Library
613 E St, Snyder, OK 73566
Friday, July 28 10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Hobart Public Library
200 S Main St, Hobart, OK 73651
Saturday, July 29 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Grandfield Public Library
101 2nd St, Grandfield, OK 73546
The goal of the “I Am Oklahoma” certificate is to encourage young Oklahomans, ages 8-17, to explore their own Oklahoma story through their family, community, and Oklahoma’s rich history. With this process will come a sense of pride in being an Oklahoman and celebrating the unique history of our great state.
To earn the certificate, participants will complete the required number of activities in each of the four sections:
Upon completion, students receive a certificate and free passes to visit the Gaylord-Pickens Museum.
The Oklahoma Hall of Fame is pleased to offer nine lessons that supplement the teaching of Oklahoma History at the 3rd grade and high school levels, and support the Common Core State Standards.
Each lesson can be downloaded below and includes activities for both 3rd grade and high school students:
Explore some of the personalities that called Oklahoma Territory, Indian Territory, and early Oklahoma home
Explore some of the personalities that have played a role in Oklahoma’s political history
Explore some of the personalities that have played a role in Oklahoma's sports history
Explore some of the personalities that have played a role in Oklahoma’s energy history
Explore some of the personalities that have played a role in Oklahoma’s music history
Explore some of the personalities that have played a role in Oklahoma’s medical and science history
Explore some of the personalities that have played a role in Oklahoma’s stage and screen history
Explore some of the personalities that have played a role in Oklahoma’s arts history
Explore contributions of the 2012 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Honorees
The Earning & Learning with Oklahoma program highlights Oklahoma’s most treasured resource—our people. Recognized as the leader in publishing Oklahoma’s history, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame is increasing pride in being an Oklahoman while providing an opportunity for school groups, clubs, and organizations to raise much needed funds by celebrating one of their own.
Partnering agencies earn 50% of the retail price of the selected book(s) with no out-of-pocket investment. In many cases, the subject or author of the book is available as a speaker or for a book signing. In addition, the organization provides the materials necessary to make your fundraising event a success.
Top sellers receive passes to the award-winning Gaylord-Pickens Museum and a one-year subscription to Oklahoma: Magazine of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.
For more information about the Oklahoma history supplements, contact Gini Campbell at 405.523.3202 or