A Letter from the Claremore MoH Chairman January 14, 2021 | rmelton New Year, New Programing Remember a year ago when we were all cheering on the start of the roaring ‘20s? It was going to be a spectacular year, ringing in a spectacular decade. Well, it didn’t work out that way. Instead, it became a year full of disease, pain, and reckoning with unabashed connectivity but with slivers of joy nonetheless.So, let’s try again and take what we’ve learned into this new year. We here at the MoH can’t wait to keep connecting with our Claremore/Rogers County community again and always. To help you get excited, involved, and ready to jump in with us, here’s a look at what we have coming up this winter… In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 18th, MoH’s Museum Coordinator, Kaitlyn Rodwell, is organizing a virtual justice journal. Please share your dreams and add a page to this community compilation that will be displayed the week of March 1st as a close to Black History Month.Stories will be displayed on the entry interactive wall. Please contribute to our records of Claremore history by adding to the wall! We’re honored to have you join us as we enter 2021, no doubt still burdened with the weight of last year. And yet together we can make the load more manageable if we look out for each other and stay connected. “Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next,” writes Arundhati Roy, in The pandemic is a portal.Let’s walk through it together, lifting each other up, and coaxing each other to tell those stories we still need to share. – Steve Robinson, Jan 11, 2021 We are kicking off our Black History Month celebration early!Our Museum Coordinator is organizing a virtual justice journal.Submissions accepted from January 16th through February 17th.The journal will be displayed the week of March 1st as a close to Black History Month.