Throwback Thursday - Bart Conner
Today we’re donning our track suits and scrunchies because it’s Throwback Thursday of the 1980s! Let’s explore one of our favorite decades! Today’s theme is inspired by Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member Bart Conner. His hometown is Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Conner is the only American gymnast to win gold medals at every level of competition. He competed in the Olympics in 1976, 1980, and 1984! At the 1984 Olympics, Conner won two gold medals in team events and the parallel bars. Conner now dedicates his time to a gymnastics gym he and his wife, Nadia Comaneci, run and works extensively with the Special Olympics. You can learn more by reading Bart Conner’s Oklahoma Hall of Fame biography.
So many fun things happened in the 1980s! Wanda Jackson joined the rockabilly revival, Wayman Tisdale played on the 1984 US Men’s Olympic Basketball team, and Toby Keith started playing music full time!
Arts & Crafts! I know we’re all glad to see the sun back out, which means we need our shades! Since we’re learning about the 1980s, we need to keep our wardrobe on par. Check out these awesome sunglasses you can make!
Keep learning more of Oklahoma’s Story! We hope that you have a fun time at home returning to the 1980s! As always, there’s more to this Oklahoma story, come back tomorrow and we’ll have more for you to explore! Please post pictures of your Throwback Thursday and share them with us: #ohofathome
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