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AAM President Ford Bell Shares Insights With Memorial Trustees
The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) President Ford Bell toured the Museum enhancements with Executive Director Kari Watkins. Following the tour, Bell addressed members of the Memorial Board of Trustees about the state of museums in America, and the importance of museums constantly evolving. He participated in strategic planning discussion regarding 20th Anniversary events, and the next 5 years of the Memorial's future...read more »
August 20, 2014
Governor Chris Christie Tours Memorial and Museum
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, Memorial Foundation Chair Susan Winchester and Executive Director Kari Watkins toured New Jersey Governor Chris Christie through the Memorial and Museum. Governor Fallin and Kari Watkins explained the significance of the symbolic elements of the Memorial and the signifigance of the enhancements the Museum is undergoing. The two Governors have a shared experience, their home states enduring times of loss and disaster with the bombing and Hurricane Sandy...read more »

Stakeholders Leave Their Mark
Over the past few days, Memorial Builders, Trustees, Staff, Designers and Construction teams have left their mark as part of the Museum Enhancements. Some stakeholders who made the enhancements possible, signed their names on pillars of concrete that will be covered, but their signatures will remain as a permanent contribution...read more »

Museum Enhancements Progressing
The Museum enhancements continue to evolve. Construction of the Memorial Overlook is evident on the south end of the Museum, which will show visitors the Oklahoma City cityscape which serves as a living exhibit of the Oklahoma Standard. Completely re-imagined interactives and videos will complement new artifacts that will give visitors even more detail and insight into the Impact & Healing, Investigation & Justice, and Responsibility & Hope of the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing. Current visitors can see the progress through windows into the new areas, and will still be able to see every single panel of content in the Special Exhibit Gallery...read more »

2014 Student Essay Contest
Now in its 14th year, the Memorial's Essay Contest allows students the opportunity to share their views on important topics while engaging them in the lessons of the Memorial. The 2014 Student Essay Contest uses a political cartoon and text passages to highlight the responsibility of the government to keep us secure in the context of our personal freedoms...read more »
June 09, 2014
Memorial Rated #1 on TripAdvisor
Thank you to all of our visitors from Oklahoma and around the world. TripAdvisor awarded the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum the 2014 Certificate of Excellence, signifying our consistently earned outstanding feedback from TripAdvisor travelers!..read more »

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