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Director Galleries/Museums

University of Central Oklahoma (405) 974-5789 College of Liberal Arts LAN 200F , Box 164


Director, Laboratory of History Museum
Interim Director, Museum Studies Program

Heidi Vaughn is the director of the Laboratory of History Museum and interim director of the museum studies program. She also teaches specialized museum studies courses, Oklahoma history and leads study tours.

Education and Certifications

  • M.A. History-Museum Studies, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma
  • B.A. Anthropology (emphasis in Archaeology), University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma


Interim Director, Museum Studies Program, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK
Director, Laboratory of History Museum, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK

Director, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, Oklahoma Historical Society, Enid, OK
Curator of Collections, Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum, Oklahoma City, OK

Professional and Community Involvement

Member: Oklahoma Museums Association, Oklahoma Archivists Association, Mountain-Plains Museums Association, Association of Academic Museums and Galleries, American Association for State and Local History, American Alliance of Museums

Board service: Oklahoma Museums Association, Mountain-Plains Museums Association (MPMA President 2019-2021)

Classes Taught

  • Museum Management
  • Museum Theory and Practice
  • Museum Studies Internships
  • Oklahoma History
  • Introduction to Mountmaking for Exhibits
  • Introduction to Textile Preservation
  • Costumed Historic Interpretation
  • Independent Study (Museum Studies topics)
  • Study Tours: Polish Landscapes of Remembrance, Washington D.C. Museums Study Tour, Layers of Rome, CaSTLE Tour 2012 (France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium)

Office Hours

By appointment. Please email Ms. Vaughn to schedule an appointment.

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