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President:
Kenny Sivard
1st Vice President:
John Epperson
2nd Vice President:
Dr. Natha Sullivan
3rd Vice President:
Jim Bacorn
4th Vice President:
Juanita Pollard
Secretary:
Dr. Lewis Stiles
Treasurer:
Jeff Smith
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Patsy Stevens
Ruby Dillard
Carlene White
Betty Ramsey
Judy Glover
Betty Roberts
Violet Camp
Jimm Jacobs
Nelda Shaw
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 TRIBUTE TO LOUIS COLEMAN
One of the founding and most beloved members of the McCurtain County Historical Society, Louis H. Coleman, passed away on November 16, 2011, Statehood Day, the day before his 90th birthday.

Louis was a past president of both the McCurtain County and the Oklahoma Historical Societies, an inductee into the Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame and a past recipient of the McCurtain County Historical Society's Distinguished Award.

Mr. Coleman served his country with pride during WWII. Louis wrote several history articles in the McCurtain Gazette and authored two published books, one of which was a biography of Presbyterian Missionary, Cyrus Byington, and the other covering the history of the city of Idabel. He also co-authored a book on the history of Wheelock Academy which has not yet been published. Louis also served as chief editor when the McCurtain County Historical Society wrote "A Pictorial History," Volumes I and II. He also led the County Historical Society in purchasing the Barnes-Stevenson House in Idabel and also in securing an endowment for the house's upkeep and further preservation in 1987.

Mr. Coleman also led the first efforts in preserving and showcasing the Wheelock Academy along with Ruby Harris and Charley Jones.

Louis was a cornerstone of the McCurtain County Historical Society and his superior knowledge of this county's history will never be matched.

Whereas Louis was such a vital part of our organization, I, as president of the McCurtain County Historical Society, am declaring a society-wide week of memorial and remembrance for Mr. Louis H. Coleman. The week shall begin on Friday, November 18, 2011, and will end the folowwing Friday, Novemer 25, 2011.

Though Louis' physical body is no longer with us, his knowledge will live on in his many historical writings and his spirit will live on in the hearts of all who were priveleged enough to call him their friend.

To the Coleman family, the McCurtain County Historical Society extends its depest, heartfelt sympathy.

God rest your soul, Louis. Your Legacy will shine on.

Ken Sivard, President
McCurtain County Historical Society

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MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

If you wish to become a member of the society, please send your name, address, type of membership required and a check or money order to:

McCurtain County Historical Society
302 S. E. Adams
Idabel, OK. 74745

  • Annual Membership Individual..............$15.00
  • Family......................................................$25.00
  • Student....................................................$5.00
  • Lifetime Membership............................$150.00

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    Membership in the society is open to all interested persons. When you join MCHS you are providing support for the study, research, and preservation of McCurtain County’s history. All dues are used for essential member services and for maintenance of the Barnes-Stevenson House.

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    Society Membership Meetings

    CALENDAR OF EVENTS

    January 27......Annual Membership Banquet: Museum of Red River - 6:00 PM

    April 19.......6:30 PM Membership Meeting - Tom, OK

    "The History of Sophia Pitchlynn and the Garland Cemetary"

    July 19.......6:30 PM Membership Meeting - Museum of Red River

    "Econimics and Industry in the Pre-Statehood Choctaw Nation"

    October 18.......6:30 PM Membership Meeting - Pickens, OK

    "Celebrating a Centennial Year in Pickens"

    November 16.......Statehood Day

    "100th Birthday of the Barnes-Stevenson House"

    December 1.......6:30 PM Membership Meeting

    "Annual Christmas Open House for Public"


    This quarter and 59 more will get you a membership for a year in the McCurtain County Historical Society.

    NOTICE: Dues have increased. (See Above) To pay your membership fees or to join, please send a check to the Barnes Stevenson House at 302 S. E. Adams, Idabel, OK 74745

     
    The Historical Society will also have memberships, as well as their McCurtain County Pictorial History books, for sale at these meetings. Money collected from these sales will go towards preserving Historical Society properties such as the Barnes-Stevenson House and the Harris Mill Cemetery. Please call Kenny Sivard at (580)212-3639 or email ksivard1987@gmail.com

    Four General Membership meetings of the Society are held each year, on the third Thursday of January, April, July, and October. The January meeting is held at the Museum of the Red River in Idabel and features the annual election of officers and board members, presentation of the Distinguished Service Award, and a program on McCurtain County or Oklahoma history.


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    All society meetings are open to the public.

     
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    If you have ideas, suggestions for meetings, changes for the society, or comments please let us know. Contact:
    President Kenny Sivard
    Email: ksivard1987@gmail.com
    Phone: 580 212 3639
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    The first floor and grounds of the house can be rented for social activities such as teas, weddings, receptions, Christmas parties, and special events. Decorations and event setup are allowed; the period furnishings may not be modified or moved. Cleanup after the event is required.

     


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