Women important in early Oklahoma history, Apache leaders and customs of Indian culture and legends are the stories told in the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center’s first exhibit of 2019, “Brush Strokes of History.”
Nineteen oil paintings by Brunetta Bernard Griffith, 1919-2006, are on display now through Feb. 27.
Painted in the 1970s-80s, the artist, who was from Rush Springs, researched in depth the subjects in her work.
This exhibit, “Brush Strokes of History” is a curated selection of her pieces that highlight the individuals and history of Oklahoma history. Among the pieces are the five Apache leaders, six women of importance to early statehood, plus the arts and culture, and more.
Several articles and other memorabilia, along with a heritage dress Griffith wore, are on display in this exhibit.
Chisholm Trail Heritage Center is open 7 days a week, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Located at 1000 Chisholm Trail Parkway in Duncan. Call 580-252-6692 for information. It is an official "Best Heritage Attraction," an Oklahoma Outstanding Attraction, and a Top Ten Western Museum - True West magazine.