New show highlights town history, Osage Nation, Pioneer Woman and more

The OETA Foundation has partnered with the Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce for an advanced screening of the new show Mosaic Oklahoma at 5:45 p.m. Feb. 20. at The Constantine Theater.

Mosaic Oklahoma is an ongoing series produced by the OETA Foundation which delves into the communities, people and landmarks that epitomize Oklahoma culture. The pilot episode takes us to Pawhuska to explore the history and heritage of the Osage Nation, the revitalization of downtown Pawhuska and the impact of “The Pioneer Woman.” Interviews include Osage Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear, Osage elder Edward Red Eagle, the Tallgrass Prairie’s Harvey Payne and “The Pioneer Woman” Ree Drummond.

Tickets for the screening event are free and may be reserved through the Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce by calling (918) 287-1208. The event will include a meet and greet before the screening and a Q&A with the filmmakers afterward.

Mosaic Oklahoma will premiere on OETA in March during Festival, the station’s annual pledge drive.

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OETA Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization which exists exclusively for the benefit of public television and in support of OETA’s mission to provide educational programming, free, to all Oklahomans. OETA Foundation seeks and accepts contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations to provide financial support for OETA’s statewide network. The Foundation receives contributions from donors in all 77 counties and bordering states. With state funding for OETA declining each year, the fundraising work of the OETA Foundation and private support from Oklahomans who appreciate OETA is increasingly critical to the delivery of public television’s world-class educational, arts, news, public affairs, history and science programming to families across our state. State funding for OETA, a state agency, has been cut by more than $5 million since 2009.