Touch A Truck is back again this fall from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 615 E. Robinson St. in Norman.
The first hour of the event is a special “Quiet Hour” from 9 to 10 a.m. During this time, all engines and horns are silent so families of younger children or those with sensory sensitivity can still enjoy all the vehicles.
Then from 10 a.m. to noon, its engines on as visitors can take turns in the driver’s seat of the many vehicles at the event, test out their horns, and learn a little about what each one’s use is in the community.
Through the end of October, several of the hometown libraries in the Pioneer Library System will host the exhibit WATER: Congressional Representation to Protect a Precious Resource, a creation of the University of Oklahoma’s Carl Albert Center.
The exhibit currently is displayed in the Campbell Gallery Room of Norman Public Library Central, and will be there through Labor Day. Future stops for the exhibit will be:
Purcell Public Library – Tuesday, Sept. 6 through Friday, Sept. 23;
Shawnee Public Library – Saturday, Sept. 24 through Monday, Oct. 17;
Norman Public Library West – Tuesday, Oct. 18 through Monday, Oct. 31
The exhibit is a six-piece interactive display that details historical events, highlights pivotal congressional figures through time, and explains current water-related issues the state is facing.
The physical exhibit will be available for viewing during operating hours at each of the libraries. While there, viewers will learn how to access additional content by opening the exhibit’s web app on their smart phones, or by dialing in on basic cell phones. The exhibit's web app can be found on the exhibit's web page.
This is a project of the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center and the Oklahoma Humanities Council and is in the midst of an 18-month tour to various sites around Oklahoma.