Duke Ligon is a well-established presence in the Oklahoma City business community, who has held leadership positions spanning finance, oil and gas, and the law. Duke Ligon maintains an active community commitment and is a lifetime member of the Oklahoma Historical Society and a board member of the Oklahoma Heritage Association.
With the motto “collect, preserve, share,” the Oklahoma Heritage Association was established in 1927, along with the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Since 1970, the organization’s permanent headquarters has been the former mansion of the Hefner family, which contains donated antiques, as well as noteworthy bell and cane collections.
One of the distinct assets of the Oklahoma Heritage Association is its extensive library and database of newspapers, maps, photos, and other historical documents. In addition, the Association maintains genealogical information and records of marriage and divorce spanning the history of the state and territory. Extensive biographical files help people today to learn more about their ancestors and foster an appreciation of their contributions to the development and growth of Oklahoma.