The month of May has a somber significance for many Oklahoma residents. It’s one of the busiest months for tornados, averaging 22 cyclones in 31 days. And after last year’s series of devastating storms that killed 25 people, it now also marks a sad anniversary. The Oklahoma Tornado Project and the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center teamed up to remember the events that took place one year ago.
Recently, KOSU's Nikole Robinson Carroll took a trip out to a museum that’s been around for about 20 years in an Oklahoma City home, but has just moved to a nearby new facility and is prepared to open anew this week. The subject matter of this museum is a particular animal, but not one that’s really thought of as iconic to Oklahoma like the bison. It’s a bit smaller… the pigeon. Or as Sandy Bates calls them in “Stardust Memories,” “rats with wings.”