OKLAHOMA CITY — A new exhibit at the Oklahoma History Center Museum will open on Thursday, January 25. Located in the Curators’ Corner area of the Noble Gallery on the third floor, “Oklahoma-Built Excellence: GM OKC” aims to tell the story of the Oklahoma City General Motors plant and its employees.
Using a timeline, archival newspaper prints, physical artifacts, photos, and informational signage, visitors will learn the history of the plant and its contribution to the economic growth of Oklahoma City and Oklahoma as a whole. The Oklahoma City plant was estimated to provide 7,500 local jobs outside the plant, with an additional 2,600 jobs inside the plant. The exhibit looks at the growth provided by General Motors and what happened to the employees following its closure.
The Oklahoma History Center Museum is located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr. in Oklahoma City. It is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Please call 405-522-0765 or visit www.okhistory.org/historycenter for admission costs and group rates.
The Oklahoma History Center is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, National Archives and is an accredited member of the American Alliance of Museums. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.