Discover Oklahoma features Henryetta
By ASHLEY WOLSTONCROFT
Henryetta will be featured on television soon.
Discover Oklahoma was spotted at the Henryetta Territorial Museum Wednesday, taking pictures and hosting interviews.
“I hadn’t been here in about six years,” Reporter Dino Lalli said. “When we hit the road, we try to do two stories to make it worth the trip. We had one in McAlester, and I was looking at the map and I realized I hadn’t been in Henryetta for awhile,” he said.
Lalli said the museum drew him back.
“I’d actually been through this museum once before and I thought, ‘It’s a pretty cool museum and I love museums and history’, so I called Mike Doak and here we are,” Lalli said.
“Some of the stories I really like doing are about museums because of all the history. And as a lady said in an interview earlier, ‘We need to look at our past and see where we came from to better appreciate what we have now, and maybe look down the road.’”
Discover Oklahoma is shown on Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. on KTUL-8 in Tulsa and KFOR-4 in OKC.
Lalli said the Henryetta special will air after the new year, and he will be sure to notify the museum beforehand.
According to the Henryetta Historical Society, the Territorial Museum’s dilapidated building was moved to its current location at 410 W. Moore in 1983. Before it was restored to a museum, it served as Henryetta’s first public library, Red Cross headquarters, VFW, American Legion, Boy Scout headquarters, First Presbyterian Church, courtroom and dentist office.
The museum contains a plethora of memorabilia, including exhibits of Jim Shoulders and Troy Aikman. It also features newspaper clippings, photos, coal mining and oil drilling artifacts, police and veteran uniforms and more.
For more information, contact the museum at 918-652-3040.