Hear personal accounts of how individuals are Looking Back – Thinking Forward 25 years later.

Experience the Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum through stories from those most affected by the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Hear personal accounts of how individuals are Looking Back – Thinking Forward 25 years later.

The exclusive tour is offered on Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and includes

  • Private tour before the Museum opens to the public (60 minutes)
  • Behind the scenes tour of the Archives (30 minutes)
  • 10% discount on all Memorial Store purchases the day of the tour

January 17 – Jennifer Walker, Family Member
Jennifer Walker’s father David Jack Walker was killed in the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. He was an Environmental Officer in the Community Planning and Development Division at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Jennifer currently works as a latent print examiner at the Oklahoma City Police Department. She continues to honor her father’s life and others by serving on the Memorial’s Conscience Committee.

January 24 – Janet Beck, Survivor
Janet Beck, a Social Security Administration Claims Representative, was in her office on the first floor of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995. She sustained a concussion and other minor injuries. Early on, Janet knew that she wanted to make sure the 168 killed in the bombing would always be remembered and became involved with the memorialization process. She currently serves on the Memorial’s Conscience Committee.

January 31 – Jack Poe, First Responder
Oklahoma City Police Department Chaplain Jack Poe provided comfort and support to first responders working the bomb site. He served on the Memorial Task Force and Content Committee, and was involved in a variety of areas throughout the memorial process.

February 7 – Richard Williams
Richard Williams is a former District Manager for the General Services Administration Public Buildings Service for the state of Oklahoma. On April 19th, 1995, he was in his office on the first floor of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. After recovering from significant injuries, Richard became very involved in the memorial process. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation and numerous committees for the building of the memorial. He continues to serve on the Memorial Conscience Committee

February 14 – Dennis Purifoy
Dennis Purifoy worked for the Social Security Administration located on the first floor of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995. He sustained lacerations, but was not seriously injured. After the bombing, he was involved with the planning for the Memorial and Museum, and continues to serve on the Memorial Conscience Committee.

February 21 – Melissa Houston
On April 19, 1995, Melissa Houston was a staff attorney for the Oklahoma Truth in Sentencing Policy Advisory Commission housed in the Journal Record Building, across from the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. As a survivor, she became involved with passage of the Anti-terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996. She serves as a Memorial Foundation Trustee and a member of the Memorial Conscience Committee.

February 28 – Susan Walton
Susan Walton was making a deposit at the Federal Employees Credit Union on the third floor of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995. She sustained significant injuries and endured weeks of hospitalization and months of extensive physical therapy. After recovering from her injuries, she started Suited for Success, a nonprofit to provide clothing for low income women re-entering the work force. She currently serves on the Memorial Conscience Committee.

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