Sun, June 10 – Sun, January 272018-06-102019-01-27
Armstrong Auditorium14400 S. Bryant Rd, Edmond, OK 73034
The exhibit will be closed temporarily on September 10, and September 19-October 6 for the Armstrong's annuall fall...
The exhibit will be closed temporarily on September 10, and September 19-October 6 for the Armstrong's annuall fall recess.
“Seals of Isaiah and King Hezekiah Discovered” is an archaeological exhibition that will enable visitors to discover the history of ancient Judah’s most famous king-prophet pairing—a story which illuminates how Jerusalem escaped annihilation at the hands of King Sennacherib’s Assyrian army at the end of the 8th century B.C.
Items on display will include nearly three dozen artifacts from the time of King Hezekiah, including the recently discovered royal seal impressions of King Hezekiah and Isaiah from the Ophel excavations, royal Judean clay vessels, and weapons used during the siege of Lachish. The exhibit will also feature key Assyrian history and will include replicas of such artifacts as the famous Annals of Sennacherib Prism (aka Taylor/Jerusalem/Oriental Prism), various other Assyrian inscriptions, and the famous Assyrian wall reliefs.
“The stars of the show are the Hezekiah and Isaiah bullae,” said Brad Macdonald, curator of the exhibit. “But the supporting cast – the arrow heads from Lachish, Sennacherib’s prism, the Assyrian wall reliefs – is also pretty extraordinary. We will use maps, illustrations, interactive aids, and storyboards to connect all these articles and create what we believe will be a unique and moving experience.”
Discovered by archaeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar of Hebrew University, the clay seals, called bullae, were found only one yard apart on the Ophel at the foot of the Temple Mount. According to their inscriptions, the seals belong to King Hezekiah of Judah, who ruled in the 8th century B.C. and Isaiah, possibly “the prophet.”
“This is truly a historic exhibition. Artifacts from the Assyrian siege of Jerusalem have been exhibited previously, but these exhibits have never included the seals of King Hezekiah and Isaiah,” Macdonald said. “Visitors would have to travel to London, Jerusalem, Istanbul and Chicago to see everything on display. Here we’ve brought them all together in one place.”
Edmond’s Herbert W. Armstrong College assists Dr. Mazar’s Temple Mount Ophel excavations and helped uncover both the Hezekiah and Isaiah, and now has the honor of hosting the world premiere.
War affected everything for women. Some women during WWII went to work for the military or in factories--but more women stayed home....
War affected everything for women. Some women during WWII went to work for the military or in factories--but more women stayed home. Housewives living in Edmond, Oklahoma made sacrifices and conformed to the government's requests in order to help soldiers overseas. By spending wisely, saving everything, and keeping the country's spirits up during bleak times, the housewives on the homefront helped win the war.
-From the Edmond Historical Society's website
Fri, September 7 – Thu, September 272018-09-072018-09-27
UCO - Melton Gallery100 N. University Dr., Edmond, OK 73034
Poetic Embroidery displays two large-scale installations, Tales of Woah by Kelly Rogers and Red Dirt Rug by Rena Detrixhe. Connected...
Poetic Embroidery displays two large-scale installations, Tales of Woah by Kelly Rogers and Red Dirt Rug by Rena Detrixhe. Connected by the concept of story, these two artists explore variation in the process of embroidery, presenting non-traditional textile pieces through poetic expression. These installations occupy their space profoundly and intently. Kelly’s tapestry highlights small portraits of young girls that collectively hang in a limitless space, exposing the back of the canvas, messy veins to a detailed and rendered exterior, while Rena’s rug created by red dirt found from the Oklahoma landscape, patterned into a piece that we typically see in our interior homes, conveys a conversation with each tiny piece of soil.
"Join Native American activist Frank LaMere and John A. Maisch as they recognize the one year anniversary of the...
"Join Native American activist Frank LaMere and John A. Maisch as they recognize the one year anniversary of the Nebraska Supreme Court's decision upholding the closure of Whiteclay's four beer stores. LaMere, a Winnebago tribal member and recipient of the National Indian Child Welfare Association's Member of the Year in 2016, fought to close Whiteclay's beer stores since 1998. Maisch is a former liquor prosecutor who directed and produced the documentary, Sober Indian | Dangerous Indian, in 2014. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of Central Oklahoma."
-From the Facebook event