The museum officially opened in 1919 as an extension of founder Gregory Gerrer’s interest in collecting cultural artifacts.
Planned historical reenactments will include a drop-in from humorist Will Rogers and a “stick up” by gangster Pretty Boy Floyd.
Kruger, a native of Switzerland, serves on the museum’s board of directors.
Smith performs Aug. 12 at The Centennial Rodeo Opry.
“We all pulled different elements of places, restaurants, bars and music venues that we’d seen around this country and international,” Colton told Oklahoma Gazette. “Never was there something with all-in-one. It was a challenge and an opportunity, with a big bet made on Oklahoma City.”
Wisconsin-born McCutcheon first learned to play guitar on a book of songs by Woody Guthrie.
McLoud Blackberry Festival honors the town’s history with a good, old-fashioned community affair, including a parade, pageant and, of course, general admiration of the dark, tart and juicy edible aggregate fruit.
“People think, ‘Oh, well, it’s been done,’ but no, it hasn’t,” artist Brent Learned said. “There hasn’t been a whole exhibition about this type of artform.”
This is the fifth year of the street festival that began as Taco Truck Tuesdays.
“This [parade] is an important moment for Oklahoma,” Rogers said. “It is difficult for many people to do. But we’re marching not in a militant fashion, but instead in a parade, which is first of all a lot more fun, and also to say and to show that we’re people just like anyone else.”