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Mustang Historical Society meets for monthly meeting

Mustang Historical Society president Carole Hanna, Dietra Bradsher, Cindy Reed, Kathy Nowlin, Kim Selvey, Debra Nowlin-Olsen, George Kokendoffer and Jon Denton attended the Mustang Historical Society’s monthly meeting at 470 W. State Highway 152 on Monday night. (Photo by Jacob Sturm)

By Jacob Sturm

Monday night, members of the Mustang Historical Society gathered and discussed fundraising
opportunities to further benefit the organization.

The group, which meets the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m., invites anyone interested to
come and attend the meeting and participate in the discussion.

Carole Hanna, the Mustang Historical Society president, mentioned the support of Atwoods
through providing hotdogs and drinks for those customers shopping on April 29 between 10
a.m. and 2 p.m. Whatever money is made from that will go to the Mustang Historical Society to
help fund activities the Historical Society participates in.

“It’s our mission to preserve the past and then bring it into the future so that we can educate
people on their roots,” Hanna said. “We don’t care whether you’re a born Mustang Bronco or
you have come to this… and now you’re a Bronco. We want people who live here, and also visit
here, to know the roots of this town.”

The group is always looking for fundraising projects to help with storing, displaying and
gathering additional information about Mustang’s past.

“We’re always looking for people who can support us because we’re a nonprofit organization,
and we don’t charge anything for people to come in and look at all of the exhibits and listen to
our stories that we have,” Hanna said. “We don’t charge anything for that. We’re out trying to
just find supporters who’ll donate money. We always accept donations.”

Mustang Historical Society’s location (470 W State Highway 152) is in the process of being
reorganized. Hanna said the museum has a lot of items that don’t have anything to do with the
history of Mustang. That means the group is looking intently for things that have to do with the
city’s past and get them on display.

New display cases are also being placed in the museum to better preserve and exhibit the
significant items of Mustang’s history.

Part of that reorganization will also include changing out exhibits to keep things fresh for those
interested in dropping by and learning about the history.

The group also participates in some of the bigger events happening around town. One of those
is the preparation for Western Days, and how the Historical Society tries to build exhibits that
support the Western Days theme.

Come by and check out what the Mustang Historical Society has to offer.

Those interested in coming by the museum can call Hanna at 405-623-7379 to set up an


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