November/December 2021

ON THE MAP
Get away for a while at one of Cabins in Broken Bow's comfy abodes; Mahota Textiles in Sulphur is weaving dreams; Seminole's Jasmine Moran Children's Museum helps kids discover their passions; and Hochatown's new eateries are filled with tasty treats.

ORDER UP
Ludivine's Christmas Carol Dinner is good enough to change any humbug's mind; don't fahgettabout Capone's Hoagies in Newkirk; assemble your perfect holiday meal without all the work; and High Dive in Tulsa is bringing a touch of class to the bar scene.

ORIGINALS
The Raindrop Turkish House in Oklahoma City and Tulsa introduces many Okies to a new world; Twinkle Apothecary takes the cruelty out of cosmetics in Oklahoma City; poet Ron Wallace honors "All the Gods of Oklahoma;" and Lawton's Cohen Clinic helps veterans on the path to healing.

IN EVERY ISSUE
Contributors, Point of View, Welcome, Feedback, Out There, Off The Map

FEATURES
A Place For Us
The First Americans Museum opens in Oklahoma City, showcasing the country's Indigenous cultures in a world-class space.

Present Tense
Near Durant, the Choctaw Nation has built a can't-miss new cultural center, putting the tribe's story front-and-center.

Merry and Bright
'Tis the season in Oklahoma—the season for strings of lights, snow-blanketed greeting card landscapes, and bustling urban scenes where holiday shoppers are sure to meet smile after smile. Soak up the joy of the season with these twelve images from Elk City to Bartlesville that shine with glad tidings and good cheer.

Homemade for the Holidays
Not looking forward to wandering the mall or endlessly scrolling Amazon for that one-of-a-kind present? Check out these handmade gifts by hardworking, creative Okies.

Call Me Mabee
The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art in Shawnee is Oklahoma's most curious collection.

On the Cover
To honor the Choctaw Cultural Center in Durant and the First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City, both of which are featured in this issue, our cover gathers four Choctaw women who work at FAM. From left are Senior Curator heather ahtone (Choctaw/Chickasaw), Administrative Manager Sue Fish (Choctaw/Chickasaw), Assistant Store Manager Kristin Gentry (Choctaw), and Media Coordinator Leslie Halfmoon (Caddo/Choctaw/Delaware).

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Oklahoma State Parks
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