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September 2014

Music of the Dust Bowl

September 30, 2014, 6:30 pm8:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Annual Membership Appreciation Event The Oklahoma Historical Society, with the help of the Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre (CityRep) and Oklahoma City University, will present "Music of the Dust Bowl." Performers will include Monica Taylor, Dr. Harold Aldridge, and Shelby Eicher's band. The event is free for OHS members. Non-members may purchase a membership by calling 405.522.5202 to receive two reservations for this concert. The concert will be held at the Oklahoma History Center. The doors will open at 5:45 p.m.…

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April 2015

2015 Oklahoma History Conference

April 22, 2015April 24, 2015

The conference will include 18 program sessions on Thursday, April 23, and Friday, April 24, at the Artesian Hotel. These 45-minute sessions each will feature an interesting presentation related to this year's theme, "Land, Wood, and Water: Natural Resources in the Course of Oklahoma History." View Conference Schedule Registration Registration for the conference is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. View the Registration Form Additional Activities Reception - Wednesday, April 22, 6:30 p.m. Join us for a reception honoring…

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May 2015

Bob Wills Album Release Party

May 18, 2015, 6:30 pm8:30 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

46 Star Records, the Oklahoma Historical Society, and the OKPOP announce the release of a new vinyl album: Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys - Let's Play, Boys! The album will be initially released on collector grade 180 gram vinyl and will be the first on the 46 Star Records label. The album features thirteen rediscovered songs from Bob Wills' personal transcription collection. The songs were digitally restored and remastered by Grammy-nominated artist Steve Ripley. Featuring: I Thank You Mr.…

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June 2016

Pawnee Bill’s Original Wild West Show

June 10, 2016June 11, 2016
Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum, 1141 Pawnee Bill Road Pawnee, OK 74058

The historic Pawnee Bill Ranch will host Pawnee Bill's Original Wild West Show on June 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. Stagecoaches will roll amid thundering horse hooves while the lightning of gunfire explodes around Pawnee Bill and his cohorts as the talented cast thrill and amaze audiences at the 2016 Wild West Show. The show will feature acts from the original Pawnee Bill's Wild West Shows. Producers and directors have combined stage and script with historical preservation to ensure…

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September 2016

Down Home Gala, Cherokee Strip Reg. Heritage Ctr.

September 9, 2016, 6:30 pm10:00 pm
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

Make plans to attend the Down Home Gala on September 9, 2016, at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center's Humphrey Heritage Village. From 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm enjoy beer, barbecue, games, and live music from the Jake Bowers Band. Tickets are $50 per person and reservations should be made by September 2. All tickets will be held at the door; tickets will not be mailed. Proceeds from the event provide much-needed support for programs and daily operations of the…

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October 2016

Antique Agriculture Festival, Murrell Home

October 7, 2016October 9, 2016
George M. Murrell Home, 19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

The George M. Murrell Home Historic Site, located just south of Tahlequah, will host first annual Antique Agriculture Festival October 7-9, 2016. The festival will focus on nineteenth-century agricultural practices and will feature activities for the whole family. The three-day event will include ongoing living history demonstrations, as well as entertainment, shopping, and food vendors. The Murrell Home, built in 1845, is the last remaining nineteenth-century plantation in Oklahoma. "The Antique Agriculture Festival is a showplace for an agricultural heritage…

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April 2017

Kilgen Organ dedication–SOLD OUT , Oklahoma History Center

April 24, 6:00 pm8:30 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The April 24 Kilgen Organ dedication is sold out. The Oklahoma History Center will reintroduce the sound of the Kilgen Organ to Oklahoma City with a dedication performance on April 24, 2017. The program will include the history and reconstruction of the organ, as well as performances that place the organ music in its theatrical context. Dr. John Schwandt, a nationally recognized organist and the director of the American Organ Institute at the University of Oklahoma, will perform. A wine and…

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Oklahoma History Conference, Hard Rock Hotel

April 26April 28
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, 777 West Cherokee Street Catoosa, OK 74015

GOLD SPONSORAND HOST GOLD SPONSORS SILVER SPONSORS BRONZE SPONSORJohn and Roberta Carey Join the Oklahoma Historical Society for the 2017 Oklahoma History Conference at the Hard Rock Hotel in Catoosa. The theme for this year's conference is "Tall Tales and Blue Whales: The Cultural Influence of Northeastern Oklahoma." The 2017 conference will feature many optional activities: A Wednesday evening concert at the historic Cain's Ballroom featuring Oklahoma native Ernie Fields, who has put bands together for The Voice, American Idol,…

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Black Town Blues and North Tulsa Jazz concert, Cain’s Ballroom

April 26
Cain’s Ballroom, 423 North Main Street Tulsa, Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Historical Society presents an OKPOP concert, "Black Town Blues and North Tulsa Jazz," on Wednesday, April 26, at historic Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa's Brady Arts District. The doors will open at 6 pm and the music will begin at 7 pm. The concert will feature Ernie Fields Jr. and his all-star band, with a performance by Dr. Harold Aldridge. Oklahoma Joe's BBQ will be open and available from 6 to 8 pm. The event is part of the…

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June 2017

“Kyle Dillingham: Memories of the Grand Old Opry” program, Museum of the Western Prairie

June 29
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

Join the Museum of the Western Prairie for the grand opening of the newly renovated Museum courtyard and hear fiddler extraordinaire Kyle Dillingham celebrate the Grand Ole Opry, the radio show that forever cemented country music's role in American culture. The opening will be held Thursday, June 29, 2017. The courtyard will open at 6:30 pm. Visitors will also enjoy a companion exhibition that documents the radio show known as the "home of American music." Gordon Gillingham's photographs of Minnie…

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July 2017

Kilgen Organ performance–SOLD OUT, Oklahoma History Center

July 31, 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Tickets for this event are sold out. The Oklahoma History Center is pleased to announce the second in a series of performances of the Kilgen theatre organ scheduled for Monday, July 31. The performance will take place in the Devon Great Hall at 7 pm and will feature award-winning organist Mark Herman. The theme for this performance will be "Ice Cream Social," with the song selection chosen from a variety of seasonal compositions. Herman also will play an accompaniment to…

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October 2017

“A Night in the Life: The Roaring Twenties” gala, Oklahoma History Center

October 20, 7:00 pm10:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

SOLD OUT! Join the Oklahoma Historical Society for an immersive evening in the roaring 1920s on Friday, October 20, 2017, from 7 pm to 10 pm. Held at the Oklahoma History Center, this fundraising event will boast three spaces: a Prohibition-era barrelhouse featuring live blues music; a mingling area with food, bar, and dance lessons; and an exclusive speakeasy featuring live jazz music and an open bar. Enjoy impromptu live performances and live action vignettes that will make you feel…

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Kilgen Organ performance–SOLD OUT, Oklahoma History Center

October 23, 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Tickets for the October 23 performance are sold out. The Oklahoma History Center will host a "Halloween at the Movies" Kilgen Organ performance by Clark Wilson on Monday, October 23, at 7 pm. Wilson will provide musical accompaniment while attendees enjoy a screening of the silent horror film, Nosferatu (1922).

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Kilgen Organ performance, Oklahoma History Center

October 24, 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Due to popular demand, the Oklahoma History Center has added an additional "Halloween at the Movies" Kilgen Organ performance in October. Tickets are now available! On Tuesday, October 24, at 7 pm organist Clark Wilson will perform. Wilson will provide musical accompaniment while attendees enjoy a screening of the silent horror film, Nosferatu (1922). Tickets are $10 for OHS members and $20 for the general public, and may be reserved by calling 405-522-0765.

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November 2017

Tickets Now on Sale for 2018 Kilgen Organ Performance

November 1

The Oklahoma History Center will hold a performance featuring Jelani Eddington and the historic Kilgen Organ at 7 pm on Monday, January 22, 2018. The theme for this performance will be "Great American Composers". Tickets are $10 for OHS members and $20 for the general public and will go on sale November 1, 2017. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 405-522-0765. Eddington has been featured at numerous national and regional conventions of the American Theatre Organ Society…

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“Back to Our Roots: An Exploration of Roots Music”, Oklahoma History Center

November 1, 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center and the American Banjo Museum have partnered to present "Back to Our Roots: An Exploration of Roots Music" on Wednesday, November 1, at the Oklahoma History Center. Doors open at 6:30 pm. This program will be a historical discussion on the intersections of jazz, blues, and roots music as well as the influence of race, emancipation, and desegregation on the evolution of this music both in America and Oklahoma. Woven throughout the discussions will be live…

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December 2017

Deck the Halls, Oklahoma History Center

December 9, 10:00 am12:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center will host Deck the Halls on Saturday, December 9, from 10 am to noon. Patrons will enjoy holiday music played on the Oklahoma History Center's famous Kilgen Organ while participating in holiday-themed activities. The event is free with paid admission to the museum. This program has gained immense popularity over those years as a holiday event for the entire family. New this year will be a performance by Luke Staisiunas, a University of Oklahoma student and…

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Holiday Happening Open House, Pioneer Woman Museum

December 9, 10:00 am5:00 pm
Pioneer Woman Statue and Museum, 701 Monument Road Ponca City, OK 74604

The Pioneer Woman Museum is pleased to participate in the Ponca City Holiday Happening this holiday season. The museum will host a Holiday Happening Open House from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 9. From 1 to 3 pm Mrs. Claus will read Christmas stories to children. Maggi Hutchason, executive director of Dearing House Child Advocacy Center in Ponca City, will portray Mrs. Claus. Dr. Sterling Evans will give a presentation about the Dust Bowl at 1 pm.…

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Christmas Open House and live music by The Silver Strings, Sod House Museum

December 9, 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

Celebrate Christmas the pioneer way at the Sod House Museum on Saturday, December 9, from 1 to 3 pm. Share in the festivities with music by The Silver Strings, traditional decorations, and treats by the Sod House Friends Group. The Silver Strings will share their love of music with guests at the Christmas Open House. This group formed seven years ago and plays folk and traditional Christmas music along with gospel and country. The core group consists of Robert Brown…

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