Destination Moon: Apollo 11 Landing:
Our newest exhibit is "Destination Moon" The Apollo 11 Mission poster exhibition based on a traveling exhibition of the same name, developed by the National Air and Space Museum and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The exhibition is made possible by the support of Jeff and Mackenzie Bezos, Joe Clark, Bruce R. McCaw Family Foundation, the Charles and Lisa Simonyi Fund for Arts and Sciences, John and Susann Nortan, and Gregory D. Jennifer Walston Johnson.
City of Hope, Resurrection City and the 1968 Poor People's Campaign
This poster exhibition from the Smithsonian honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s final and most ambitious vision that each U.S. Citizen have equal access to economic opportunities and the American dream. It examines the Poor People's Campaign - a grassroots multiracial movement that drew thousands of people to Washington, D.C. For 43 days between May and June of 1968 demonstrators demanded social reforms while living side-by-side on the National Mall in a tent city known as Resurrection City. The Poor People's Campaign marked an important moment in U.S. history and set the stage for future social justice movements. Within months after Resurrection City's evacuation, major strides were made toward economic equality influencing school lunch programs, rent subsidies and home ownership assistance for low-income families, education and welfare services through the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and more.
Do you have a collection that you would like to put on display at the museum? Perhaps you are an artist, artisan or photographer and want to display your art. Please call Bonnie at 918-647-0330. We are always looking for new exhibits.
Ways you can donate: You can mail your contribution to LCHS, PO Box 457, Poteau OK, 74953 or you can go to the Become a Member page, select Vanco Payments, select other donation specifying where your donation will go and pay with a credit card, debit card or have it drafted out of your account.
Bonnie Prigmore, LCHS Director
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin walks on the surface of the moon. Photo courtesy of NASA