Dinosaur Stomping Ground, Outlaw Hideout, and Nature Preserve: Oklahoma's Black Mesa

Event Details

Date: September 07, 2014

Time: 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm

Location: Helmerich Center, Maxine and Jack Zarrow Reading Room

Cost: $0.00

Contact: Gilcrease Museum 918-596-2700


Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration

Through words and images, Sara Jane Richter, Ph.D., dean of Liberal Arts, Oklahoma Panhandle State University, offers information about Oklahoma's Black Mesa country in the far western corner of the Oklahoma Panhandle. Once home to dinosaurs, ancient man, and Old West outlaws, Black Mesa attracts geologists, outdoorsmen, hikers, historians, and tourists because of the area's beautiful natural wonders, its history, and its unique eco-system.

Free and open to the public.

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Registering for this event helps us to gauge how many people will be coming and plan accordingly so everyone can enjoy visiting Gilcrease. No tickets are needed. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.