Archive for January, 2014
The Outdoor Symbolic Memorial alongside the interactive museum commemorate those individuals who died during the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in 1995. Five years after the bombing, the memorial was dedicated to honor the victims. The interactive museum was dedicated a few months after to tell stories of each bombing victim.
To further enhance how the museum engages with the public, the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum will be planning an $7 million renovation project. The museum will be upgraded with expansions including more facilities and added insights.
Renovation is expected to last for 11 month. Currently, the museum is starting with the first part of the five-phase project. Expected completion month will be November 2014.
Based on the master plan, the museum will be expanding the Gallery of Honor to accommodate videos from family members of the victims. Investigation evidence will also be displayed to give insights on how the said bombing happened. Added facilities include an overlook balcony, which provides an added view of the memorial. More artifacts and stories will also be added to the museum.
Growing your own garden can reap a lot of benefits. Not only does it provide lovely scenery right outside your home, but you can also save a lot of money and have more control over what you put into your body if you grow your own food.
Soon, the spring season will be here, and it will be the perfect time to begin gardening. In anticipation of that, Oklahoma County Master Gardeners is once again offering a helping hand to gardeners in the community to help prepare them before the growing season starts.
A Garden Boot Camp will be held for three consecutive Saturdays at the Oklahoma County Extension Service, 930 N Portland Ave., starting on January 25. The boot camp will provide helpful information to gardeners to assist them in having more bountiful yields this year. Topics will include soil fertility and choosing the right annuals and perennials for your garden.
The program will start from 9:30 a.m. and last until 3:15 p.m. The registration fee is $35, which includes supplies. The deadline for enrollment is January 17.