KGOU
  • FEBRUARY 1 - MAY 31
  • Chisholm Trail Museum, Kingfisher
  • February 1, 2019 to
    May 31, 2019
  • Category: Exhibits: Art/Museum

Event Details

  • February 1, 2019 to
    May 31, 2019
  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Free
  • Free with Museum Admission

Venue

  • Chisholm Trail Museum
  • 605 Zellers Ave
  • Kingfisher, OK 73750
  • (405) 375-5176
  • http://ctokmuseum.org

Event Description

The Chisholm Trail Museum will host the Smoke Over Oklahoma: The Railroad Photographs of Preston George February 1 through May 31, 2019. This unique traveling exhibit from the Oklahoma History Center features a collection of 1930s and 1940s images representing the railroad photographs of Preston George. George photographed trains in his spare time while working as a civil engineer in Colorado and Oklahoma. Born in 1906 in Indian Territory, George’s interest in trains began at an early age but did not culminate into a full-fledged pastime until the 1930s when he said, “I ran across a copy of Railroad Stories, later renamed Railroad Magazine, and saw the many photos of locomotives and trains. This started me on a new hobby...Soon, I was snapping still pictures of locomotives with a cheap Kodak camera and trading them far and wide with other fans.”