Friday, February 24, 2017

Oklahoma City Museum of Art Offers Dinner and A Movie Package

A former attorney for the Oklahoma-based Mekusukey Oil Company, Duke Ligon possesses more than four decades of experience in the energy and oil industry. Duke Ligon also serves on the board of several community organizations and serves as an officer on the board of trustees for the Oklahoma City Museum of Art (OKCMOA). The museum’s film program offers the Dinner & a Movie package. 

The Dinner & a Movie package invites guests to enjoy a two-course meal at the Museum Café, followed by a film of their choice from the museum’s current film lineup. Available Thursday through Saturday nights, the package guarantees a minimal wait at the Museum Café in the event that all guests order off the Prix-Fixe menu. Guests will also pick up their film tickets during dinner.

Dinner options include a cup of soup with choice of either a house or Caesar salad for the first course and a choice between three dishes for the main course. Main course options consist of a fish, chicken, or pasta dish. In order to ensure enough time to order and complete their meals, guests are recommended to make dinner reservations at least one hour prior to the showing of their selected film.

Dinner & a Movie packages cost $29 per person, not including tax or gratuity. To learn more about the package and currently showing films, visit

Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Civil War Trust – Battlefield Preservation

The former senior vice president of Devon Energy Corporation, Duke Ligon now owns and manages Mekusukey Oil Company, LLC. Mr. Ligon previously was the strategic advisor at Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, based in Oklahoma City. Duke Ligon sits on the board of trustees of the Civil War Trust, an organization dedicated to protecting the battlefields of the American Civil War.

The Civil War Trust notes that 20 percent of American Civil War battlefields have already been destroyed, often due to commercial projects and property development. Further, only 15 percent of the battlefields are part of national parks, leaving 65 percent unprotected.

The Civil War Trust aims to increase the number of protected battlefields and currently works toward saving acreage in Virginia and Mississippi. The trust preserves battlefields by either ensuring the current landowner retains possession of the land, purchasing the land itself, or obtaining a permanent conservation easement.