From My Point of View - Andrew Jackson: Symbol of an Age

Event Details

Date: April 05, 2013

Time: 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm

Location: Gallery 18

Cost: Free with admission

Contact: Gilcrease Museum 918-596-2700

Description

Paul Vickery, Ph.D., Professor of History at Oral Roberts University, will examine President Andrew Jackson's role in changing the West. For the first few decades of the 19th century Americans were on the move. A young, energetic, and idealistic population poured westward over the Appalachian Mountains to fulfill their dreams of a new life, free from past restraints and traditions, and determined to make their own way in a new land. Jackson symbolized this attitude and used his position as judge, legislator, general, and president to make their dream possible.

From My Point of View is an informal presentation and audience participation is welcome. Bring a sack lunch to eat while you learn! (Note: Food/Drinks carried through the museum must be in closed containers.)

Free and open to the public with paid museum admission.