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March 2018

“Chilly McIntosh and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation: 1800–1875” presentation by T. S. Akers, Honey Springs Battlefield Historic Site

March 24, 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Honey Springs Battlefield Historic Site, 101601 South 4232 Road Checotah, OK 74426

Honey Springs Battlefield Historic Site is honored to announce a special presentation "Chilly McIntosh and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation: 1800–1875," to be held at the new Visitor Center on Saturday, March 24, 2018, from 1 to 3 pm. T. S. Akers, the fourth great-grandson of Chilly McIntosh (colonel of the Second Regiment of Creek Mounted Volunteers C.S.A. during the Battle of Honey Springs) will talk about his ancestor's importance to the Muscogee (Creek) Nation during the tumultuous Civil War years…

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April 2018

Presentation by Lone Star School author Richard Simunek, Museum of the Western Prairie

April 3, 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

Richard Simunek, author of Lone Star School: Now We Are Going to Be Americans, will review his book at 7 pm on Tuesday, April 3, at the Museum of the Western Prairie. Lone Star School is a work that began out of memorabilia from Simunek's father's one-room schoolhouse in Hennessey, Oklahoma, and became a story about the building of America as a great nation. Simunek will discuss his book and the school that inspired it. The Museum of the Western…

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“Preserving Your Family Photographs” program by Rachel Mosman, Oklahoma History Center

April 5, 10:30 am11:30 am
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Thursday, April 5, 2018, Rachel Mosman, MLIS, will present "Preserving Your Family Photographs" from 10:30 to 11:30 am. Participants will learn standard methods for preserving family photos and managing digital photo projects. Admission is free but we ask that you pre-register by March 29 by contacting 405-522-5208 or rmosman@okhistory.org. This program will be held in the Musser Learning Lab, located inside of the Research Center at the Oklahoma History Center.

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“Women of the Western Cattle Trails” Brown Bag Lunch and Learn program by Dr. Sara Jane Richter, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

April 11, 12:00 pm1:30 pm
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid will host a free Brown Bag Lunch and Learn program on Wednesday, April 11, at noon. Dr. Sara Jane Richter will present "Women of the Western Cattle Trails." Attendees are welcome to bring their lunches and learn something new! For more information please call 580-237-1907.

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Gardening at the Fort program, Fort Towson Historic Site

April 14, 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Fort Towson Historic Site, HC 63 Box 1580 Fort Towson, OK 74735

On Saturday, April 14, the Fort Towson Historic Site will give a gardening program from 1 to 3 pm. This program will cover the three main gardens of Fort Towson from 1824 to 1854: the officer’s gardens, hospital gardens, and the company gardens. We will explain why certain vegetables and fruits were chosen and how they were grown without the use of commercial chemicals. We will also be planting our educational garden at this time, and we welcome all questions…

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Milam Lecture Series presentation by Steve Warren, Will Rogers Memorial Museum

April 19, 6:00 pm7:30 pm
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

Join the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore for its Milam Lecture Series on Thursday, April 19, at 6 pm. Author Steve Warren will share information from his book entitled The Second Battle of Cabin Creek: Brilliant Victory (The History Press, 2012). This book was a 2013 Oklahoma Book Awards finalist in the non-fiction category. Warren’s presentation is free, open to the public, and will be held in the Will Rogers Theatre.

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2018 Oklahoma History Conference, Oklahoma History Center

April 25April 27
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Make your reservation to attend the 2018 Oklahoma History Conference, Wednesday through Friday, April 25–27, at the Oklahoma History Center. This annual conference is presented by the Oklahoma Historical Society. This year's conference theme is "OHS125: Collecting, Preserving, and Sharing for the Next Generation" in honor of the Oklahoma Historical Society's 125th anniversary. The 2018 conference will include eighteen presentation sessions on a range of topics pertaining to Oklahoma history. Thursday's plenary session will feature Ted Chapin, president of The…

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Route 66 Hall of Fame induction, Oklahoma Route 66 Museum

April 28, 9:00 am5:00 pm
Oklahoma Route 66 Museum, 2229 West Gary Boulvard Clinton, OK 73601

There will be a lot happening at this year’s biannual Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame Induction ceremony at the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum on Saturday, April 28, 2018. In addition to inducting the newest hall of fame members, two other events will take place that day. Beginning at 11 am, nationally known Route 66 historians and photographers Jim Ross and Shellee Graham will sign copies of their newest book, Secret Route 66: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and…

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June 2018

World War II program by Joe Todd, Oklahoma History Center

June 6, 10:30 am4:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Thursday, June 6, the OHS Research Center will hold a one-day program exploring the history of World War II from 10:30 am to 4 pm. Historian Joe Todd will speak about D-Day, women in World War II, the USS Oklahoma, and share the story of "The Man Who Never Was." The cost for the program is $45 per person and lunch is included. Pre-registration is required; call 405-522-5225 to register. This program will be held in the Musser Learning…

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