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The LeFlore County Historical Society is pleased to announce that on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 5:30 PM, Jim Horne with the Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture will give a presentation followed by the video “Dream no little Dream” on the legacy of Senator Robert S. Kerr, who contributed to so much to the State of Oklahoma and southeastern Oklahoma.

 

The presentation is at the LeFlore County Museum at Hotel Lowrey, 303 Dewey, (entrance on Witte street side) Poteau.

 

Following the video, people will be able to tour the exhibit “Robert S. Kerr – Land, Wood and Water”, currently in the two revolving exhibit rooms on the first floor of the museum

 

Robert S. Kerr was born September 11, 1896 in a log cabin in Pontotoc County, Indian Territory.

 

He learned early on the importance of natural resources from his father, a farmer, who told him “To raise a family, you have to have three things – land, wood and water. Kerr used this as a slogan for his senatorial race.

(Oklahoma Historical Society.)

 

He later wrote a book entitled “Land, Wood & Water. The museum has copies of the book for $15.00.

 

The exhibit will be on display through September 22.

 

The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 3pm. 

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Call 918-647-9330 for more information.

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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