The Edmond Sun

January 24, 2014

Oklahoma Heritage Association seeks Hall of Fame nominations


Special to The Sun

OKLA. CITY — The Oklahoma Heritage Association is accepting nominations for the 87th annual Oklahoma Hall of Fame, the highest honor an Oklahoman can receive from the state. Inductees are celebrated in the Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum’s Oklahoma Hall of Fame Gallery, where visitors can look up information on inductees via interactive touch screens.

Anyone can make an Oklahoma Hall of Fame nomination. The nominator does not have to be related to or know personally the individual he or she wishes to nominate. Nominees to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame may be either living or deceased. To be eligible for nomination, the individual must:

• Reside in Oklahoma or be a former resident of the State of Oklahoma.

• Have performed outstanding service to humanity, the State of Oklahoma and the United States.

• Have brought honor or distinction to the State of Oklahoma through their efforts and contributions.

Those making nominations are asked to include information about the nominee’s education, business and professional affiliations, awards or special recognitions, philanthropic involvement and volunteerism, and leadership positions. Information on the individual’s ties to Oklahoma as well as his or her unique talents in his or her field should be included as well.

Nomination forms are due to the Gaylord-Pickens Museum, at Northwest 13th Street and Shartel Avenue in Oklahoma City by 5 p.m. Feb. 28. The 2014 Hall of Fame inductees will be announced at a luncheon at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum on May 15. They will be inducted at the 87th annual Oklahoma Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony on Nov. 13, in Oklahoma City. Tickets will go on sale in September.

For more information about the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, contact Millie Craddick at 523-3203 ormc@oklahomaheritage.com.