Oklahoma Hall of Fame

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The Oklahoma Memorial Association was founded in 1927 by Anna B. Korn with the purpose of establishing the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. .[1] Being inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame is the highest honor one can receive from the state. In the 1970s, the Hefner Mansion was donated to the association to house the exhibits and busts or portraits of the inductees, and the organization changed its name to the Oklahoma Heritage Association in 1971. It then moved into the former Mid-Continent Life Insurance Building in Oklahoma City in 2007, opening the Gaylord-Pickens Museum and giving the Oklahoma Hall of Fame a public home.

To be eligible for induction, an individual must satisfy the following criteria:[1]

  • Reside in Oklahoma or be a former resident of the state.
  • Have performed outstanding service to humanity, the State of Oklahoma and the United States.
  • Be known for their public service throughout the state.

In 2000, the rules were changed to allow for posthumous nominations.

Busts or paintings of the inductees can be seen at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum in Oklahoma City. 669 members have been inducted since November 2014. [2]

Notable inductees[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Oklahoma Hall of Fame". Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Retrieved May 26, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Oklahoma Hall of Fame By Name". Oklahoma Heritage Association. Retrieved May 26, 2015. 
  3. ^ Dean, Bryan (2012-12-28). "Former Oklahoma City Mayor Patience Latting dies at age 94". The Oklahoman. Retrieved 2013-01-11. 
  4. ^ "Tom Love". SMEI Academy of Achievement. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 

Coordinates: 35°29′00″N 97°31′34″W / 35.48333°N 97.52611°W / 35.48333; -97.52611