OKLAHOMA CITY — On May 1, the Oklahoma History Center will host a Clara Luper Birthday Celebration in honor of her 100th birthday. The event will last from 6-8 p.m. and include a discussion panel facilitated by Dr. Karlos Hill, regents’ professor in the Clara Luper Department of African and African-American Studies at the University of Oklahoma. Members of the panel discussion will include Clara Luper’s daughter, Marilyn Luper Hildreth, and members of the Clara Luper Legacy Committee. This event will focus on celebrating her life and legacy, keeping her story alive for future generations.

The event is free to attend, but registration is required as space is limited.

The Oklahoma History Center 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.