The Frederick Arts and Humanities Council is gearing up for the Annual “Arts N Action” Art and Craft Show to be held this Saturday, Sept. 15. Also happening that day is the Friends of the Frederick Library’s Annual Book Sale.
The Art show, held on the Tillman County Courthouse Square, at the intersection of Highway 183 and Hwy 5 in Frederick, will open at 10 a.m., and continue until 4 p,m. Artists will offer handcrafted original items, there will be various food vendors, and a great entertainment line-up for the Festival.
There will be plenty to see at the Pioneer Townsite Museum, which is located just west of the Art Show, and will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Tillman County Historical Society will be hosting a special book signing by local author Richard McCullough. Mr. McCullough’s new book “Peaceful Valley” is a comprehensive history of the town of Tipton. The Friends of the Frederick Library will also have their annual book sale at the Grey Gish Event Center at 126 N Main Street. The Book Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and includes paperbacks, hardbacks, and fiction and non-fiction books on all subjects and from many genres. All proceeds go to benefit the Frederick Public Library. In addition the Pioneer Townsite Museum offers multiple exhibits, buildings, and artifacts to portray life in rural Southwest Oklahoma in the 1920s. Be sure to visit the interactive Abernathy Boys exhibit, complete with a 1910 Brush Automobile.
Admission is free to the Townsite. Admission is also free to the nearby Crawford Collection, and will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Crawford Collection in downtown Frederick is a private collection of more than 160 animal trophies mounts that were collected from throughout the world by Frederick’s Crawford family.
The WWII Airborne Demonstration Team will be conducting a training weekend that weekend as well, and visitors to Frederick are welcome to come out to the Frederick Airport to visit the historical hangar and see the Team’s operations.