OKLAHOMA CITY – $10 million dollars’ worth of new, interactive exhibits were unveiled Thursday at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum.
They even unveiled a sign from a motel that played a significant role in the FBI Investigation into the Alfred P. Murrah Building Bombing nearly 20 years ago.
You will also find Timothy McVeigh’s getaway car and touch screen exhibits throughout the museum aimed at drawing in younger generations to make sure the bombing nor its victims are forgotten.
Susan Winchester’s sister Dr. Peggy Clark was one of the 168 people killed the morning of April 19, 1995.
“Very fun, fun person. Incredibly intelligent. Loved animals, loved horses, was a vet. Was not even supposed to be here the day of the bombing,” Winchester said.
She says the exhibits will help keep her sister’s memory alive for generations to come.
“The school groups that come, you know it’s a story we want them to learn,” Winchester said.
Winchester’s son Davis is featured in many of the museums new videos.
“The younger generation, kids up to teens just connect more to the story if someone a little bit younger is telling it,” Davis Winchester said.
Thursday the improvements were celebrated at a grand re-opening ceremony at the museum.
Dozens also kicked off the Oklahoma Standard campaign.
“The effort is to raise awareness for the standard and what it means to the city and preserve the fact that Oklahoman’s for a very long time have acted with tremendous honor service and compassion,” Sam Presti, GM of the Oklahoma City Thunder
In the Month of April, to show your re-commitment to the Oklahoma Standard, Oklahoman’s are being encouraged to display an act of kindness, service, and honor.