December 19, 2023
As it gets colder outside, people begin jumping into the holiday spirit. “Mr. Oklahoma City” is no different! Stanley C. Draper is one of Oklahoma City’s early pioneers. Draper was instrumental in developing some of the city’s most famous projects— Tinker Air Force Base, Lake Hefner, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and more!
November 21, 2023
Madeline Manning Mims had a very accomplished career as a track runner competing in the Olympics and Pan American Games, among others. She broke several world records and opened the door, on a global stage, for women of color to compete in distance running.
October 31, 2023
Texas native but a true Okie through and through, Wiley Post was a self-taught scientist with humble beginnings. He flew around the world in only eight days and even developed the first-ever pressurized suit for high-altitude flights, the precursor to the suits worn by astronauts today.
September 26, 2023
Jump into Fall
Justice Tom Colbert, a Sapulpa native, excelled in track and field at Kentucky State University, served in the U.S. Army, earned a master's in education, and became the first African-American to serve on Oklahoma's Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, including a term as Chief Justice.
July 25, 2023
Shannon Miller was destined to take over the gymnastics world. By the time she was fourteen, she already had earned two silver medals at her first world championship competition in 1991. Miller continued to be successful in all that she did. In 2010, She opened her own company and foundation to help combat childhood obesity.
July 18, 2023
The ground was never enough for Jerrie Cobb. From a delivery pilot to test pilot, Cobb did anything that would keep her in the air. She quickly set her sights on something much higher— SPACE! Her relentless work ethic and dedication to her craft forever changed NASA and aviation history.
July 11, 2023
Terry Stuart Forst took over her family ranch in 1993. The Stuart Ranch is almost 150 years old! Terry was the first woman to be named Cattleman of the Year, and she was inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame. Let's explore what it means to be an Oklahoma cowboy or cowgirl!
July 6, 2023
Tulsa-native, Steadman Upham earned his doctorate in anthropology. He went on to become a highly respected and published archaeologist focused on prehistory and archaeology of the American Southwest. This week let's explore the tools that archaeologists use to discover what's beneath our feet!
June 27, 2023
John D. Groendyke dedicated a majority of his life to the conservation of Oklahoma's diverse wildlife, as his 44-years of continuous service on the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission proves. Let's continue John's legacy by learning about Oklahoma's wildlife & how to protect it.
June 20, 2023
Born and raised in Perry, Oklahoma, King Kirchner started working in the oilfields before he graduated high school. After receiving his Mechanical Engineering & Petroleum Engineering degrees, he worked as an engineer and eventually vice president for a large oil & gas company. Let's explore what other jobs and cool things engineers do!
June 13, 2023
Bodies of Water
One of the most popular lakes in Oklahoma City is Lake Hefner, named after Oklahoma Hall of Fame Class of 1949 Honoree Judge Robert A. Hefner, Sr. As we explore and discuss the many bodies of water in Oklahoma, we honor Judge Hefner.
June 6, 2023
Meinders’ flowers-by-wire service needed the help of many little helpers to get him to where is today. Those little helpers were bees, birds and sometimes even bats. These are all pollinators! Pollinators help flowers and plants to spread their pollen. Follow along as you learn about these very important, yet small, helpers.
April 22, 2023
William H. "Bill" Crawford revitalized Frederick's economy as chairman of the First National Bank and expanded the First Southwest Corporation. Crawford also preserved and restored 7,200 acres of wetlands, emphasizing the importance of Earth's protection. He is honored on the Earth Day edition of OHOF in the Wild for his contributions.
March 21, 2023
While John T. Nickle is a successful businessman and entrepreneur, he is dedicated to conserving Earth’s most prized resource: the natural world. Join us as we learn about the changing seasons, clouds and nature in the Spring.