Publications

Oklahoma Heritage Association Publishing, the publishing arm of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, has printed more than 160 books celebrating Oklahoma's rich history and heritage, making the OHAP the leader in publishing Oklahoma's history. To place a book order, please visit our Museum Store online to view available titles or call 405.235.4458.

For more information on publishing, call Gini Moore Campbell, vice president of publications & education, at 405.523.3202, or e-mail her at gmc@OklahomaHoF.com.


New Releases

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If the Fence Could Talk
Written by Brad Robison and illustrated by Margaret Hoge | $19.95

On April 19, 1995,Oklahoma City was changed forever when the unforgivable act of one individual took the lives of 168 men, women, and children and injured hundreds more. Following the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, a fence was stretched around two city blocks to protect the site during the rescue and recovery efforts.

If the Fence Could Talk shares what the fence became in the days, months and years that followed for the rescue workers, family members, friends and strangers who gathered at the site. From teddy bears and t-shirts to notes and flowers, for more than 20 years the fence has been a place where people come to remember. With a section remaining permanently, the fence remains a place of worship, solace, hope and tears. 

 

What Would You Do If A Kangaroo...
By LaDonna Meinders | $18.95

LaDonna Kramer Meinders loves writing, and sometimes even thinks in rhymes. She wrote her first poem in 2nd grade and has been writing ever since. From plays in elementary school that she and her classmates performed to poetry, short stories, and an unpublished novel, writing has become a part of her. Meinders hopes that What Would You Do If A Kangaroo… stimulates the imaginations of children and makes them want to read more about the world and its people.

This collection of poems can be read on one’s own, by a parent to a child, a grandparent to a grandchild, and by a friend to a friend . . . the combinations are endless. May you enjoy discovering What You Would Do If A Kangaroo…


Piavinnia: The Bent-Guerrier Connection
By Jo Ann Kessel | $19.95 
   

This is the story of how two half-breed Cheyenne, descended from English (Bent) and French (Guerrier) ancestry, survived the bloodiest massacre in the history of the government’s Indian wars.  The Bent-Guerrier union produced a woman their equal in drive, determination, and life skills who made her mark in the twentieth century.              
Ann Guerrier Pratt Shadlow was born in the tepee of her grandmother Julia Bent Guerrier, daughter of Cheyenne Owl Woman and William Bent of Bent’s Fort in southern Colorado.  Her grandfather, Edmund Guerrier, was a famous scoutinterpreter and rancher who founded the town of Geary, Oklahoma.  He also was the son of William Guerrier, trapper and trader at Bent’s Fort and Post Sutler at Fort Laramie, and his wife Tah-tah-tois-neh.


Barney Kessel:  A Jazz Legend
by Jo Kessel

The biography of Muskogee,Oklahoma, native Barney Kessel—a first echelon jazz guitarist known worldwide in traditional jazz circles.

 

Port Robertson: Behind the Scenes of Sooner Sports
By Edgar L. Frost

As head coach, Robertson led his OU wrestlers to three NCAA titles, and as head freshman football coach, he turned raw recruits into the material that Bud Wilkinson and Gomer Jones shaped into superb football machines. He turned America's underdog wrestlers at the Rome Olympics in 1960 into a powerful team that brought home three gold medals.