The Norman Transcript


June 2, 2014

Community celebrates medal with natural history museum



Many of the attendees who weren’t walking through the museum Sunday had a blanket sprawled out on the large lawn or sitting under a tree with a lawn chair.

Food trucks offered cold treats that melted quickly in the Oklahoma heat, and some brought their pets to enjoy the outdoor block party.

City Council member Stephen Tyler Holman said he walked from his house over to the event to join the celebration.

“I think it’s good any time we can have events to gather the community together and enjoy live music from local musicians,” Holman said. “But especially since this museum, being one of the biggest natural history museums in the world, is located right here in my ward — Ward 7.”

While some attendees said their favorite part was Sno Cones, ice cream or the free photo booth, many enjoyed spending time with family.

“It’s a family day. I’m with my sister and my daughter,” said Norman resident Marta Burcham as her daughter, Holly Jones, and sister, Michelle Evans, sat next to her outside the museum.

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Jessica Bruha


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