Pages will turn to discussion topics when the Heritage Center debuts a book club to the community.

The Chisholm Trail Heritage Center will begin its next new chapter and conversations when they kick off participation with a book club in July.

Those who love reading, as well as engaging in conversation about books they’ve read, can meet at the CTHC for the “Let’s Talk About It,” book club organized by Oklahoma Humanities.

Leah Mulkey, CTHC assistant director, said they look forward to engaging with the community.

“We are looking forward to discussing these books with all of our participants,” Mulkey said. “This program is a great way for us to provide a fun, enriching opportunity for the community.”

In a five-part discussion series with “The Cowboy” theme, the session will include the following books: Cowboy life: Reconstructing an American Myth by William W. Savage Jr.; The Virginian by Owen Wister; The Log of a Cowboy by Andy Adams; Monte Walsh by Jack Schaefer and Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurty.

Attendees can participate in one session or the entire series and books may be borrowed from CTHC.

Book club sessions will begin in July and all sessions will start at 7 p.m. The first session will take place on July 11 talking about, Cowboy Life: Reconstructing an American Myth. Then, on Aug. 8, the topic will focus on The Virginian. Sept. 12 will feature The Log of the Cowboy, then on Oct. 10 the discussion will focus on on Monte Walsh and on Nov. 14 the topic will feature Lonesome Dove.

According to a release, Oklahoma Humanities has connected readers across the state since 1985.

The book club will debut with help of an Oklahoma Humanities grant, as well as funding and support from the Kirkpatrick Family Fund and Oklahoma City University.

“Experts open each book discussion with an analysis of the text,” a release states. “Its recurring themes, revelations about the author’s life, and historical context.”

The program is free to the public.

For more information about program dates and experts for each session, visit or email

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