7 p.m. tonight
Northwestern Oklahoma State University-Enid
This year’s local celebration of American history brings Debra Conner, of Parkersburg, W.Va., to Enid.
Chautauqua this year is honoring the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, and as part of its program, “The Original New Woman of the American Civil War,” Conner will portray Dr. Mary Edwards Walker.
Walker was a battlefield surgeon during the Civil War, and was the second woman to graduate from an American medical school. She gave of her time and talents to the battlefield without any formal recognition by military authorities.
Her accomplishments, however, were recorded in history and she was awarded a medical military commission and eventually the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Conner will present her talk as Walker tonight at the Enid campus of Northwestern Oklahoma State University, 2929 E. Randolph.
Additionally, she will conduct workshops discussing the Civil War at 10:30 a.m. and noon on Saturday.
All Chautauqua events are free and open to the public.
For more information on this weekend’s activities, call (580) 551-9792.
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Feb. 28-Mar. 6
Enid’s Spring Coin, Token and Collectibles Show, noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Garfield County Fairgrounds Pavilion, 111 W. Purdue. For more information, call (580) 233-0007 or 478-5709.
EXHIBIT [Starting Saturday]
Trappings of the Cherokee Strip, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center. Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call (580) 237-1907 or go to csrhc.org.