Mary Kay Place to Appear at Oklahoma History Center Event

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Tulsa native Mary Kay Place, an actress, singer, songwriter and screenwriter, will be appearing at the Oklahoma History Center on May 5.

Place will be the guest speaker at an Oklahoma version of Inside the Actors' Studio at the Oklahoma History Center at 7 p.m. May 5. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for a viewing of an exhibit "Oklahoma @ The Movies."

She will announce a donation to the Oklahoma Historical Society for eventual display in the Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture, known as OKPOP. The donation includes costumes, set memorabilia and personal items from her work onstage, on screen and in music.

Place is appearing at the Oklahoma History Center in support of the OKPOP Museum, planned for construction in the Brady Arts District in Tulsa. The museum will showcase Oklahoma as the "Crossroads of Creativity."

The discussion will be led by Bob L. Blackburn, executive director of the Oklahoma Historical Society, and will walk the audience through her life growing up in Tulsa and how living in Oklahoma has helped shape who she became.

"It is important for Oklahomans to own their history and not let it find a home in other parts of the country," Blackburn said. …