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Gnomish Invaders from Afar Spread Joy to Shawnee

03/12/2018
Gnomish Invaders from Afar Spread Joy to Shawnee
Shawnee, Oklahoma is a town with a long and storied history, but some of its most interesting little details are only a few years in the making! Take, for instance, the curious case of the gnomes that quietly appeared on utility poles and other fixtures in downtown Shawnee at some point after 2015.Read MorePost a Comment

C-SPAN Comes to Shawnee

C-SPAN Comes to Shawnee
Shawnee, Oklahoma to be in National Spotlight - C-SPAN reveals Shawnee history and highlights authors during week-long visit. C-SPAN’s 2018 Cities Tour takes Book TV and American History TV on the road. BookTV (on C-SPAN2) and American History TV (on C-SPAN3) are featuring the literary life and history of each of these selected cities during special weekends on the public affairs network.Read MorePost a Comment

Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art Hosts Exhibit of Art by Saudi Arabian Women

Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art Hosts Exhibit of Art by Saudi Arabian Women
Women’s Point of View focuses on the female perspective in a Muslim and male-dominated society through photographs and other projects of 38 female students from Dar Al-Hekma University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Read MorePost a Comment

Interview with a Mummy

Interview with a Mummy
Recently, staff at Visit Shawnee interviewed Oklahoma's oldest lady - a mummy from ancient Egypt! Her name is Tutu, and she can be found at the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art on the campus of St. Gregory’s University. Here's what she had to say about ancient Egyptian life, the mummification process, and scaring college students:Read MorePost a Comment

The Shawnee Art Scene

03/22/2017
The Shawnee Art Scene
Shawnee might not be home to a major art district but we do have a small, active hub of local artists and funky studios that will please enthusiasts of all ages.Read MorePost a Comment