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July 2017

Kids’ Hour, Oklahoma Territorial Museum

July 12, 1:00 pm2:00 pm
Oklahoma Territorial Museum, 406 East Oklahoma Avenue Guthrie, OK 73044

Join us for story time, a museum scavenger hunt, popsicles on the lawn, and free admission to the museum! This event is appropriate for ages 2–8. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please call 405-282-1889 with questions.

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August 2017

Story Time with Cowgirl Tennessee Owens, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

August 3, 4:00 pm5:00 pm
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

It's story time with Cowgirl Tennessee Owens at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center! Story time will be held every Thursday, August 3 through September 14, from 4 pm to closing at 5 pm. Regular admission applies. Each week will feature a new story and some fun take-home activities! All ages are welcome! Story time will be held in the CSRHC's J. E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation Gallery, where the Chisholm Trail 150th Anniversary exhibit is on display until…

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First Saturday Hands-On History program, Oklahoma History Center

August 5, 1:00 pm4:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On the first Saturday of each month, the Oklahoma History Center will offer a special Hands-On History program from 1 to 4 pm. Each month the program focuses on a new theme with learning opportunities connected to that theme. The theme for the August program is "Back to School." These programs encourage participation in historically based crafts and activities. The activities target children of all ages, but adults are always welcome to participate. First Saturday Hands-on History programs are free…

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Aunt Jane’s Ice Cream Social, Frank Phillips Home

August 5, 1:30 pm4:30 pm
OK

Visit the Frank Phillips Home in Bartlesville for Aunt Jane's Ice Cream Social on Saturday, August 5, from 1:30 to 4:30 pm. This event is held annually to celebrate Jane Phillips' birthday (August 8, 1877). Frank and Jane Phillips built this 26-room Neo-Classical mansion in 1908, and it is open for tours year-round. During Aunt Jane's Ice Cream Social, all are invited to enjoy free ice cream and cookies in the garden cottage. This event is hosted by the Frank…

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Story Time with Cowgirl Tennessee Owens, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

August 10, 4:00 pm5:00 pm
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Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

It's story time with Cowgirl Tennessee Owens at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center! Story time will be held every Thursday, August 3 through September 14, from 4 pm to closing at 5 pm. Regular admission applies. Each week will feature a new story and some fun take-home activities! All ages are welcome! Story time will be held in the CSRHC's J. E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation Gallery, where the Chisholm Trail 150th Anniversary exhibit is on display until…

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Will Rogers and Wiley Post Fly-In, Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch

August 12, 8:30 am1:30 pm
Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 East 380 Road Oologah, OK 74053

On Saturday, August 12, Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch near Oologah will host the annual Will Rogers and Wiley Post Fly-In. Gates open at 7:30 am with free admission, though donations are appreciated. The event will take place from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm on the 2,000-foot grass strip adjacent to Oologah Lake. Pilots will fly the Oklahoma skies and land on the grass strip, a few yards from the home in which Will Rogers was born on November 4, 1879.…

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“Chisholm Trail” Family Saturday program, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

August 19, 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

Visit the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid on Saturday, August 19, from 1 to 3 pm for a Family Saturday program. This month's theme is the "Chisholm Trail" and all ages are welcome! This activity is free with regular paid admission. Please call 580-237-1907 for more information.

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September 2017

Cancer Kids Camp, T. B. Ferguson Home

September 9
T. B. Ferguson Home, 519 North Weigle Avenue Watonga, OK 73772

The T. B. Ferguson Home and the Watonga Fire Angels will sponsor Cancer Kids Camp at 10 am on Saturday, September 9.

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Septemberfest, Oklahoma History Center

September 9, 10:00 am3:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Don't miss the twenty-first annual Septemberfest on Saturday, September 9, from 10 am to 3 pm at the Oklahoma History Center. This free festival is hosted by the First Family, Friends of the Mansion, and the Oklahoma History Center. Septemberfest will be held at the Oklahoma History Center, and the Governor's Mansion will be open for tours. Visitors will enjoy arts and crafts, chuck wagon cooking, living history, face painting, laser tag, museum exhibits, pony rides, storytime with Governor Mary…

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13th annual Western Heritage Weekend and Tom Mix Festival, Tom Mix Museum

September 23September 24
Tom Mix Museum, 721 North Delaware Street Dewey, OK 74029

Dewey keeps the spirit of Tom Mix and the Old West alive with the 13th annual Western Heritage Weekend on Saturday, September 23, and Sunday, September 24. Voted True West magazine's "Reader's Choice for Best Old West Event," Western Heritage Weekend and Tom Mix Festival events reflect the best in family fun and historical entertainment. Dewey will come alive with the sounds of longhorn cattle and stagecoaches during this two-day festival. For event details please visit www.facebook.com/longhornparade74029.

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Big Red Truck Day, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

September 30, 11:00 am3:00 pm
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

On Saturday, September 30, from 11 am to 3 pm the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid will host Big Red Truck Day. This event will showcase several vintage fire trucks that once served Cherokee Outlet communities. Big Red Truck Day is held in conjunction with the museum's newest temporary exhibit, Firefighting in the Strip, which features artifacts and stories of the early days of fire protection. Firefighting in the Strip will be on display in the J. E.…

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October 2017

Antique Agriculture Festival, George M. Murrell Home

October 6October 8
George M. Murrell Home, 19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

The Murrell Home's annual Antique Agricultural Festival is right around the corner. Have you ever wanted to step back into a simpler time before automated living, or see how nineteenth-century folk carried out their day-to-day activities? If so, this is the festival for you! Come spend a day, or the weekend, with us and watch living historians from across the state prepare the farm for the winter, nineteenth-century style. We will have draft horses, plowing, apple preservation, campfire cooking, woodworking,…

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Home School Day, Oklahoma History Center

October 9, 10:00 am2:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center will host Home School Day on Monday, October 9, from 10 am to 2 pm. Home School Day is designed to offer family learners the chance to participate in a program specifically designed for mixed age groups. Activities run throughout the day allowing participants to stop by any time. Visitors can explore the museum with the help of gallery guides, follow along with our scavenger hunt, take part in hands-on demonstrations, and enjoy a variety of…

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Family Farm Day, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

October 21, 11:00 am3:00 pm
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

Visit the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center for Family Farm Day on Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 11 am to 3 pm. Family Farm Day is a hands-on experience celebrating our heritage of family farms powered by animals and human muscle. Activities and demonstrations include horseshoeing, pie making, caramel apples, quilts and textiles, leather crafting, canning, butter making, and other farm skills. Visitors can see the farm animals and view tucks and tractors on display. A pie auction at 1…

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History Never Dies, Oklahoma Territorial Museum

October 21, 5:00 pm7:00 pm
Oklahoma Territorial Museum, 406 East Oklahoma Avenue Guthrie, OK 73044

Visit the Oklahoma Territorial Museum in Guthrie for History Never Dies on Saturday, October 21, from 5 to 7 pm. This free event includes carnival games, prizes, scavenger hunts, and Halloween-themed crafts. It also gives children another chance to dress up, as costumes are encouraged. Attendees will enjoy free hot dogs, popcorn, and festive appetizers prepared by the Friends of the Oklahoma Territorial Museum. The museum exhibit galleries will be free and open to the public during the event. For…

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Halloween Storytelling Time, Fred Drummond Home

October 28, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Fred Drummond Home, 305 North Price Avenue Hominy, OK 74035

Visit the Fred Drummond Home for old-fashioned storytelling and a tour of the home on Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 6 to 8 pm. Staff dressed as Halloween characters will tell stories as visitors make their way through the site. At the end of the tour, treats and refreshments will be available for all. Admission will be taken at the door, and is $3 per person or $5 per family. For more information please call 918-885-2374.

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Trick-or-Treating at the Museum, Chisholm Trail Museum

October 31, 5:00 pm6:00 pm
Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

The Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher is pleased to be an early stop for youngsters out trick-or-treating on Halloween! On Tuesday, October 31, from 5 to 6 pm, costumed staff members will be outside the museum awaiting trick-or-treaters. Be sure to stop by for some candy! Please call 405-375-5176 for more information.

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Halloween Night at the Museum, Will Rogers Memorial Museum

October 31, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

Celebrate Halloween Night at the Museum on Tuesday, October 31, from 6 to 8 pm at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum. Trick-or-treating will be combined with an opportunity for children, parents, and grandparents to visit the museum. Area businesses and individuals will have tables throughout the museum galleries to share treats. There will be special activities for the children and something for everyone. Admission to this family-friendly event is free. There will be a continuous showing of The Headless Horseman…

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November 2017

Will Rogers Days, Claremore and Oologah

November 2November 5
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

Visit Claremore and Oologah for Will Rogers Days, November 2–5, 2017. Will Rogers Days features community events throughout the weekend including festivals, a car show, shopping, a parade and more. Come celebrate the birthday of Will Rogers and the opening of the Will Rogers Memorial Museum. For the full listing of events and activities please visit www.willrogers.com/will-rogers-days.

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First Saturday Hands-On History program, Oklahoma History Center

November 4, 1:00 pm4:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On the first Saturday of each month, the Oklahoma History Center will offer a special Hands-On History program from 1 to 4 pm. Each month the program focuses on a new theme with learning opportunities connected to that theme. The November program will celebrate American Indian Month and Hispanic Heritage Month. These programs encourage participation in historically based crafts and activities. The activities target children of all ages, but adults are always welcome to participate. First Saturday Hands-on History programs…

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“Christmas Decorations” Family Saturday program, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

November 4, 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

Visit the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid on Saturday, November 4, from 1 to 3 pm for a Family Saturday program. This month's theme is "Christmas Decorations" and all ages are welcome! This activity is free with regular paid admission. Please call 580-237-1907 for more information.

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Fall Bake Day, Fort Gibson Historic Site

November 11
Fort Gibson Historic Site, 907 North Garrison Avenue Fort Gibson, OK 74434

Fort Gibson Historic Site will host Fall Bake Day on Saturday, November 11, at 10 am. The aroma of fresh-baked bread will fill the air on Garrison Hill as OHS staff and volunteers bring Fort Gibson's bake house to life. Enjoy bread making demonstrations in the original wood-fired oven from 1863. Visitors can even sample the finished product. Bake Day is a fundraiser and educational event that depicts one aspect of army life during and after the Civil War. Attendees…

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T. B. Ferguson Home presents Breakfast with Santa, Watonga Christian Church

November 18, 8:00 am10:00 am
Watonga Christian Church, 400 North Noble Avenue Watonga, OK

Join staff from the T. B. Ferguson Home on Saturday, November 18, from 8 to 10 am for Breakfast with Santa. The cost is $10 per person and also includes photos with Santa! This event will be held at Watonga Christian Church, located at 400 North Noble Avenue in Watonga. Please call 580-623-5069 for more information.

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Third Saturday Living History program, George M. Murrell Home

November 18, 1:00 pm4:00 pm
George M. Murrell Home, 19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

Visit the George M. Murrell Home in Park Hill on Saturday from 1 to 4 pm to participate in a nineteenth-century living history activity. This month's theme will be World War I, and attendees can make poppies to commemorate those who died. The Third Saturday Living History program is free and open to visitors of all ages. It is held on the third Saturday of each month, with a new topic for each program. For more information please call 918-456-2751,…

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December 2017

Christmas in the Village, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

December 1, 5:00 pm8:00 pm
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

Visit the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center on Friday, December 1, 2017, for Christmas in the Village. Bring your family and be enchanted by the Heritage Center's beautifully adorned Victorian Christmas village all aglow. Admission is $10 per person or $25 for a family of up to five people. Children ages five and under are admitted free. As this is a popular event, guests are encouraged to pre-purchase tickets. For more information please call 580-237-1907. Escape to a simpler time and…

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Will’s Country Christmas, Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch

December 1, 5:00 pm9:00 pm
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Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 East 380 Road Oologah, OK 74053

On Friday, December 1, and Saturday, December 2, from 5 to 9 pm the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in Oologah will host Will's Country Christmas. Activities will include photographs with Santa, storytelling, hayrides, Wild West shootouts, crafts for children, music, vendors, and more! Admission is free, with a $5 fee for hayrides for ages 15 and older.

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Photos with Santa, Will Rogers Memorial Museum

December 2, 11:00 am2:00 pm
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This event will be held the first three Saturdays in December.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

Plans are in place for a festive holiday season at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore! Santa Claus will visit the museum for photographs with children on the first three Saturdays of December—December 2, 9, and 16. Santa will be available for photos from 11 am to 2 pm in the beautifully decorated Heritage Gallery. Admission is free for Santa photos, and guests are asked to bring their own camera. For more information please call 918-343-8129.

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Will’s Country Christmas, Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch

December 2, 5:00 pm9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00pm, repeating until December 2, 2017

Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 East 380 Road Oologah, OK 74053

On Friday, December 1, and Saturday, December 2, from 5 to 9 pm the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in Oologah will host Will's Country Christmas. Activities will include photographs with Santa, storytelling, hayrides, Wild West shootouts, crafts for children, music, vendors, and more! Admission is free, with a $5 fee for hayrides for ages 15 and older.

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Christmas at the Fort, Fort Towson Historic Site

December 9
Fort Towson Historic Site, HC 63 Box 1580 Fort Towson, OK 74735

Santa is coming to Fort Towson! On Saturday, December 9, 2017, Santa will be at the Fort Towson Historic Site greeting visitors and taking photos with children. Visitors can also enjoy holiday decorations in the sutler store, where volunteers in period-clothing will serve hot cider, coffe, and cookies. Free riding tours of the grounds are also available for visitors.

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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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Guthrie’s Historic Homes Tour and wassail at the Carnegie Library, Oklahoma Territorial Museum

December 9, 10:00 am4:00 pm
Oklahoma Territorial Museum, 406 East Oklahoma Avenue Guthrie, OK 73044

Beginning Monday, November 27, and continuing through the holiday season, the Oklahoma Territorial Museum in Guthrie will have Christmas trees on display in the Carnegie Library. The Carnegie Library also will be part of Guthrie’s Historic Homes Tour on Saturday, December 9, from 10 am to 4 pm. Guthrie's finest homes, churches, and the Carnegie Library will be dressed for the season. Visitors will enjoy tales of the early days of Oklahoma's first capital. The Carnegie Library will be serving…

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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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Photos with Santa, Will Rogers Memorial Museum

December 9, 11:00 am2:00 pm
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This event will be held the first three Saturdays in December.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

Plans are in place for a festive holiday season at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore! Santa Claus will visit the museum for photographs with children on the first three Saturdays of December—December 2, 9, and 16. Santa will be available for photos from 11 am to 2 pm in the beautifully decorated Heritage Gallery. Admission is free for Santa photos, and guests are asked to bring their own camera. For more information please call 918-343-8129.

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A Merry Vintage Christmas, Chisholm Trail Museum

December 9, 11:00 am5:00 pm
Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

Cookies, carolers, and crafts, oh my! Come by the Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher on Saturday, December 9, from 11 am to 5 pm to warm your hearts and toes with this 1950s-themed, cowboy-inspired Christmas event. The museum will have fresh cookies baked using old Victorian recipes. Families can travel station to station making crafts and completing activities for a tasty treat or Christmas prize. Visitors are also invited to explore the A. J. Seay Mansion, which will be dressed…

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Holiday Open House, Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum

December 9, 11:30 am3:00 pm
Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum, 1141 Pawnee Bill Road Pawnee, OK 74058

The Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum will host its annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 9, from 11:30 am to 3 pm. Pawnee Bill's 1910 mansion will once again be beautifully transformed for the holiday season. The holiday decorations are typical of those that would have been used in the home. Holiday Open House activities will include walk-through tours of the mansion, surrey rides outside (weather permitting), a children's craft area inside the museum, hot cocoa, and cookies. There…

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Christmas Open House, Fred Drummond Home

December 9, 1:00 pm4:00 pm
Fred Drummond Home, 305 North Price Avenue Hominy, OK 74035

Join us on Saturday, December 9, as we start the holiday season with open house tours. The historic home will be decorated in traditional décor for the holidays, and visitors will enjoy Christmas music from Cowboy Jim Garling and Susanne Woolley. Of course Santa Claus will be visiting to greet all the boys and girls, young and old, and passing out treats to all. At the end of the tours, there will be shortbread cookies, punch, and other goodies to…

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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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Holiday Mysteries of the Mansion tour, Henry Overholser Mansion

December 14, 6:30 pm8:00 pm
Henry Overholser Mansion, 405 NW 15th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73103

The Overholser Mansion is decorated for the holidays and all are invited to a special holiday Mysteries of the Mansion tour on Thursday, December 14, at 6:30 pm. Listen to stories about the Overholser family's first Christmas tree and other fascinating and mysterious tales. Holiday refreshments will be served in the Carriage House. Tickets are $20 per person, and admission for two children is included with each adult ticket. Additional tickets for children are $5 each. Guests are asked to…

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Photos with Santa, Will Rogers Memorial Museum

December 16, 11:00 am2:00 pm
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This event will be held the first three Saturdays in December.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

Plans are in place for a festive holiday season at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore! Santa Claus will visit the museum for photographs with children on the first three Saturdays of December—December 2, 9, and 16. Santa will be available for photos from 11 am to 2 pm in the beautifully decorated Heritage Gallery. Admission is free for Santa photos, and guests are asked to bring their own camera. For more information please call 918-343-8129.

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Third Saturday Living History program, George M. Murrell Home

December 16, 1:00 pm4:00 pm
George M. Murrell Home, 19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

Visit the George M. Murrell Home in Park Hill on Saturday from 1 to 4 pm to participate in a nineteenth-century living history activity. The Third Saturday Living History program is free and open to visitors of all ages. It is held on the third Saturday of each month, with a new topic for each program. On Saturday, December 16, participants are invited to celebrate the season and make gilded walnut Christmas ornaments. During the nineteenth century, people would hollow…

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