Remembering Jasmine Moran
April 5, 2022 | By Voices of Oklahoma
The Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum in Seminole is a major Oklahoma educational facility that will impact the lives of children forever.
Born in St. Joseph, Missouri to European Jews, Melvin Moran grew up in Oklahoma. He attended schools in Tulsa before settling with his family in Seminole while working in the oil business. During World War II, Melvin was serving in London with a top-secret unit of the United States Army Air Corps when he met a beautiful West End show girl named Jasmine. She became his wife and together they lived history first-hand through friendships with politicians and worldwide history-makers. The couple’s dream of a children’s museum became a reality in 1993 and has made a major impact on children from across the United States and more than 60 countries. The Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum in Seminole is a major Oklahoma educational facility that will impact the lives of children forever.
Jasmine was 87 when she died March 5, 2022.
For her interview, Jasmine talked about living in London during WWII when the Germans were bombing London, and in chapter 8, Melvin and Jasmine share the story of how they met. Chapter 19 tells about the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum.
Thank you for listening and for sharing Jasmine’s story with your friends.