* WHY AMERICA IS FREE
NSCDA in OKLAHOMA actively supports the “Why America is Free” curriculum in Oklahoma schools. Our Historical Activities committee oversees the project through Eastern Town Committee and Central Town Committee, which obtain or provide the funding. Currently, we support the program in selected schools in Oklahoma City, Norman, Chickasha, Bartlesville and Tulsa. For several weeks, the 5th grade students in these schools are immersed in the founding period of our nation in every subject they study (Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, Music, etc.)
For more information about this program and curriculum, please review the attached "Why America is Free" brochure by clicking here.
* COLONIAL DAY AT THE CAPITOL
The Central Town Committee initiated and financially supports "Colonial Day at the Capitol" each January. A program of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, "Colonial Day at the Capitol" draws students from around the state to visit the Oklahoma Capitol building and to enjoy presentations about historical figures throughout the day of their visit.
* CHILDREN'S NURSERY IN OVERHOLSER MANSION
Through our Museum Properties Committee, we have for many years maintained and provided financial support of the Children’s Nursery in the Overholser Mansion (1903) in the Heritage Hills Historical Preservation district in Oklahoma City. This three-story French chateau-style home is fitted with the original furnishings of the Overholser family. It was the home of financier and prominent Oklahoma City leader, Henry Overholser, and was the focal point of early Oklahoma City society. The home hosted many prominent cultural and political figures of national importance. It is owned by the Oklahoma State Historical Society and is managed by Preservation Oklahoma. Our society owns the articles and furniture displayed in the Nursery.
* BLUE STAR MOTHERS OF AMERICA, INC.
It has been our practice to donate annually to the Oklahoma Chapter of the Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. Our members collect items for the “Freedom Boxes” shipped to troops overseas. In addition, cards and letters of encouragement have been sent by individual Dames.
* DUMBARTON HOUSE, GUNSTON HALL, AND SULGRAVE MANOR
The Oklahoma Society continues to lend financial support to Dumbarton House, Gunston Hall, and Sulgrave Manor and to send a representative to each board.
* PAST PROJECTS INCLUDE:
- $50,000 gift for the fountain at the Oklahoma State Historical Society Museum in Oklahoma City
- Restoration of the Gilcrease Home in Tulsa
- Purchase of period furniture for the Dewey Hotel in Dewey, Oklahoma
- Gift of genealogy films to the Tulsa Genealogical Library
- Gift of display cases for historical books at the Tulsa County Historical Society