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  • Education and Recognition - Two Missions of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame

      Based in Oklahoma City, Duke Ligon is the owner of Mekusukey Oil Company, LLC, and a senior advisor to Peter J. Solomon Company. Moreover, Duke Ligon serves on the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame at Oklahoma City’s Gaylord-Pickens Museum.

    Founded in 1927, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame was established with two core goals, the first being to honor Oklahomans who have demonstrated outstanding service to their state. Each year, new Oklahomans are honored for their commitment to volunteerism and civic service with the Lee Allan Smith Oklahoma Legacy Award.

    The second goal of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame is to provide educational programming for visitors of all ages, especially students. The museum supports Oklahoma students in numerous ways, such as by offering tuition grants and cash scholarships to high school students and organizing free field trips. The interactive Hall of Fame exhibits allow all visitors to learn from the inspirational stories of Oklahomans throughout history.