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October 2017

Tracing Your Roots, Oklahoma History Center

October 28, 1:00 pm4:30 pm
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Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Four Saturday sessions: October 28, November 4, 11, 18 | 1:00–4:30 pm The University of Central Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Historical Society will present this four-week class. This course is designed to teach individuals the basics of genealogy. Topics include the following: how to begin your genealogical search, record keeping, software; census records; vital records; using newspapers for genealogical research; America Indian genealogical research tools; beginning DNA; how to search for heritage online; how to obtain free resources that are…

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Halloween Carnival and Haunted House, T. B. Ferguson Home

October 28, 5:00 pm10:00 pm
T. B. Ferguson Home, 519 North Weigle Avenue Watonga, OK 73772

The T. B. Ferguson Home will host a Halloween Carnival and Haunted House on Friday, October 28, 2017. The event is from 5 to 10 pm. Call 580-623-5069 for more information.

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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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Ghost Hunting Tours, Henry Overholser Mansion

October 28, 7:00 pm11:00 pm
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Henry Overholser Mansion, 405 NW 15th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Have you ever wondered if the Overholser Mansion is haunted? Have you heard the stories about its visitors from the past, the orbs captured in photographs, and unexplained voices? Now is your chance to find out for yourself! Join us in October as we offer two opportunities to explore the paranormal side of Oklahoma City’s first mansion. Ghost hunting tours will take place on Saturday, October 14, and Saturday, October 28. Led by the Oklahoma Paranormal Association, these tours will…

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24th annual Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society induction ceremony, UCO Nigh University Center

October 30, 6:30 pm8:00 pm
Nigh University Center, 100 North University Drive Edmond, OK 73034

The Oklahoma Higher Education Heritage Society (OHEHS) will host its 24th annual Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame awards dinner and induction ceremony on Monday, October 30, at 6:30 pm at the University of Central Oklahoma's Nigh University Center. The OHEHS, established in 1991 as a nonprofit to support awareness of higher education's vital role in Oklahoma history, has inducted more than 200 individuals into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame since its establishment in 1994. The Oklahoma Higher…

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Annual Quilt Show exhibit closes, Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum

October 31, 8:00 am5:00 pm

The Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum's annual Quilt Show exhibit closes on October 31, 2017. Don't miss your chance to enjoy this wonderful exhibit of heritage and modern quilts. The quilt show is open during normal hours of operation and there is no charge to see the special exhibit. October of operation for the Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum are 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday–Saturday and 1 pm to 4 pm on Sunday.

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Memoir Writing workshop, Chisholm Trail Museum

October 31, 2:00 pm4:00 pm
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Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

The Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher will host a Memoir Writing workshop on Tuesday from 2 to 4 pm. This workshop will be presented by author Andrea Foster and she will provide instruction on how to write a memoir, edit your finished work, publish your work, and preserve your stories for posterity. The Chisholm Trail Museum is pleased to host this workshop and help share the importance of written first-hand accounts, biographies, and autobiographies in piecing together our history. Memoir…

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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

Christmas Past exhibit opens, Museum of the Western Prairie

November 1
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

On November 1, 2017, the Museum of the Western Prairie will open a new exhibit entitled Christmas Past. This exhibit features a collection of linocut prints by Derald Swineford, who was the head of the art department at Oklahoma College for Women, Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts, and the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma from 1946 through 1977. Each holiday season Swineford prepared one of these prints for friends, students, and colleagues. The earliest prints, completed in 1940…

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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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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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Honey Springs Education Day, Honey Springs Battlefield Historic Site

November 3
Honey Springs Battlefield Historic Site, 101601 South 4232 Road Checotah, OK 74426

On Friday, November 3, 2017, the Honey Springs Battlefield Historic Site will offer an Education Day for students and school groups from 9 am to 3 pm. Education Day is free but preregistration is required. Reenactments on Saturday, November 4, and Sunday, November 5, will be open to the public. Contact honeysprings@okhistory.org more more information. Education Day Registration

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Genealogy on the Web, Oklahoma History Center

November 3, 10:00 am4:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Rose State College and the OHS Research Center are teaming up to offer a Genealogy on the Web class. This class will acquaint researchers with a wide variety of little-known resources used by genealogists and librarians. Participants will learn how to locate free resources including genealogical books, records, and periodicals worldwide and how to search those sources. Registration is $39 and lunch is included. The class meets on Friday, November 3, 2017, from 10 am to 4 pm in the…

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Honey Springs Battle Reenactment, Honey Springs Battlefield Historic Site

November 4November 5
Honey Springs Battlefield Historic Site, 101601 South 4232 Road Checotah, OK 74426

The Reenactment of the Battle of Honey Springs will be November 4–5, 2017. There will be activities throughout the day and the reenactment begins at 1 pm on both days. Admission is $5 for adults; children twelve and under are free. For details about activities, parking, and more visit the visit the Battle Reenactment page. Friday, November 3, 2017, will be an Education Day for students and school groups from 9 am to 3 pm. Education Day is free but…

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Firefighting in the Strip exhibit closes, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

November 4
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

On September 29, the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid opened an exhibit entitled Firefighting in the Strip. It will be on display in the J. E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation Gallery through Saturday, November 4. For more information please call 580-237-1907.

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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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Tracing Your Roots, Oklahoma History Center

November 4, 1:00 pm4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, repeating until November 18, 2017

Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Four Saturday sessions: October 28, November 4, 11, 18 | 1:00–4:30 pm The University of Central Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Historical Society will present this four-week class. This course is designed to teach individuals the basics of genealogy. Topics include the following: how to begin your genealogical search, record keeping, software; census records; vital records; using newspapers for genealogical research; America Indian genealogical research tools; beginning DNA; how to search for heritage online; how to obtain free resources that are…

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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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Welcome Home: Oklahomans and the War in Vietnam exhibit opens, Oklahoma History Center

November 6
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center is proud to announce the opening of its newest exhibit, Welcome Home: Oklahomans and the War in Vietnam. The exhibit will open to the public on Monday, November 6, and will be on display for two years. The exhibit looks at more than the historic events that occurred during the war. It will explore the impact of the war on Oklahoma families, as told through the stories of the young men and women who served their…

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“Christmas Past” premiere program, Museum of the Western Prairie

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

A premiere program will be held at 7 pm on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, to explore the technique of creating linocut prints as well as the evolution of Christmas iconography through the centuries. This premiere program is hosted by the Western Trail Historical Society. It is free and open to the public. The program is in conjunction with the exhibit Christmas Past. This exhibit features a collection of linocut prints by Derald Swineford, who was the head of the art…

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The Wall That Heals arrives, Oklahoma History Center

November 8
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Wall That Heals (TWTH) will arrive at the Oklahoma History Center on Wednesday, November 8, at 11 am escorted by the Patriot Guard Riders and Oklahoma Highway Patrol. A number of Oklahoma City veterans groups will welcome it to the Oklahoma History Center. The Oklahoma City Fire Department will provide two hook and ladder trucks that will have a 50-foot American flag suspended between them under which caravan will proceed. The Wall That Heals</em will be constructed that day…

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“Preservation Oklahoma” Brown Bag Lunch and Learn program by David Pettyjohn, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

November 8, 12:00 pm1:00 pm
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center will host a free Brown Bag Lunch and Learn program on Wednesday, November 8, at noon in the Village Church. David Pettyjohn, executive director of Preservation Oklahoma, Inc., will give a presentation about historic preservation efforts in Oklahoma. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunches and learn something new! For more information please call 580-237-1907.

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The Wall That Heals exhibit and mobile Education Center, Oklahoma History Center

November 8, 7:00 pmNovember 12, 12:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Visit The Wall That Heals traveling exhibition and mobile Education Center at the Oklahoma History Center November 8–12, 2017. This exhibit features a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. The Wall That Heals lists the names of more than 58,000 service members who fell in the Vietnam War. The names are arranged chronologically by date of casualty, so that those who died together may be forever linked. The Wall That Heals will arrive at the Oklahoma History…

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The Wall That Heals opening ceremony, Oklahoma History Center

November 9, 11:00 am12:30 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Thursday, November 9, at 11 am the Oklahoma History Center will host an opening ceremony for The Wall That Heals. The 145th Oklahoma National Guard Band will provide music for the event, and Rear Admiral Greg Slavonic (USN Ret.), chief of staff for Senator James Lankford, will be the featured speaker. This ceremony is free and open to the public. The Wall That Heals is a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. It is approximately…

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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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Quilting workshop with Martha Ray, Sod House Museum

November 11, 9:00 am11:00 am
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Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

Visit the Sod House Museum southeast of Aline for a free quilting workshop on Saturday. The workshop will take place from 9 am to 11 am with instructor Martha Ray. This workshop is free to attend. Please call 580-463-2441 for more information.

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Military Day program, Fort Towson Historic Site

November 11, 10:00 am2:00 pm
Fort Towson Historic Site, HC 63 Box 1580 Fort Towson, OK 74735

Visit Fort Towson for Military Day on Saturday, November 11, 2017. This event will explore the military history of the fort from 10 am to 2 pm. Several demonstrations are scheduled to run simultaneously. First, stop and visit the sutler to learn about trade in the 1800s. Then, watch military maneuvers, learn Fort Towson history from knowledgeable interpreters, and see the cannon fire.

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Tracing Your Roots, Oklahoma History Center

November 11, 1:00 pm4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, repeating until November 18, 2017

Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Four Saturday sessions: October 28, November 4, 11, 18 | 1:00–4:30 pm The University of Central Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Historical Society will present this four-week class. This course is designed to teach individuals the basics of genealogy. Topics include the following: how to begin your genealogical search, record keeping, software; census records; vital records; using newspapers for genealogical research; America Indian genealogical research tools; beginning DNA; how to search for heritage online; how to obtain free resources that are…

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Preservation 50 exhibit opens, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

November 14
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

Beginning Tuesday, November 14, the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid will host the Preservation 50 exhibit from Preservation Oklahoma, Inc. This special traveling exhibit includes photos of buildings and structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places and information about the 1966 National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). Visitors will learn more about the NHPA and its importance to preserving Oklahoma’s historic resources. For more information please call 580-237-1907.

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Memoir Writing workshop, Chisholm Trail Museum

November 14, 2:00 pm4:00 pm
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Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

The Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher will host a Memoir Writing workshop on Tuesday from 2 to 4 pm. This workshop will be presented by author Andrea Foster and she will provide instruction on how to write a memoir, edit your finished work, publish your work, and preserve your stories for posterity. The Chisholm Trail Museum is pleased to host this workshop and help share the importance of written first-hand accounts, biographies, and autobiographies in piecing together our history. Memoir…

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Oklahoma’s Endangered Places, Chisholm Trail Museum

November 15

The Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher will host a traveling exhibit entitled Oklahoma's Endangered Places, courtesy of Preservation Oklahoma, Inc. The exhibit will be on display Wednesday, November 15, through Friday, December 1. It features information about properties and locations from the 2017 list of Oklahoma's Most Endangered Places as well as the importance of historic preservation today. Learn more at www.preservationok.org/2017-endangered-places.html.   Visitors also are encouraged to visit the A. J. Seay Mansion, built in 1892. The historic home…

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Tatting workshop, Chisholm Trail Museum

November 16, 1:00 pm4:00 pm
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Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

Learn the tatting technique for handcrafting lace with a series of loops and knots at a Tatting workshop on Saturday. The workshop will be held from 1 to 4 pm at the Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher. It is open to the public and free to attend. Tatting workshops are held on the third Saturday of each month. Please call 405-375-5176 or email ctokmuseum@gmail.com for more information.

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Mysteries of the Mansion tour, Henry Overholser Mansion

November 16, 7:00 pm9:00 pm
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Henry Overholser Mansion, 405 NW 15th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Visit the Overholser Mansion in Oklahoma City for the Mysteries of the Mansion tour on Thursday at 7 pm. This extended tour allows guests to tour the mansion at night, examine archival materials, and hear some amazing stories. Guests are asked to RSVP in advance and the cost is $20 per person. To make a reservation for this special tour, please call 405-525-5325 or email overholsermansion@preservationok.org. The Overholser Mansion is owned by the OHS and managed by Preservation Oklahoma, Inc.

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Annual Village Auction and Chili Cook-Off fundraiser, Chisholm Trail Museum

November 17, 5:30 pm8:00 pm
Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

Show your support for the Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher at its annual fundraiser on Friday, November 17, from 5:30 to 8 pm. A delicious dinner of chili, cornbread, beans, and other cowboy favorites will be served buffet style. There will be a large selection of different types of chili, so try them all! The annual auction of village buildings will begin after the meal, at approximately 6:30 pm. Attendees can "adopt a building" and be recognized as its sponsor…

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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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Southeastern Beadwork I class, Oklahoma History Center

November 18, 10:30 am4:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center will host Martha Berry, Cherokee National Living Treasure and nationally renowned beadwork artist, for a Southeastern-style beadwork class on Saturday, November 18, 2017, from 10:30 am to 4 pm. The cost for the class $150 and includes all materials necessary to produce a traditional bandolier bag; lunch is also included. This class is open to participants eighteen and older. Class size is limited and registration is required. You can find out more about Martha Berry by…

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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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Tracing Your Roots, Oklahoma History Center

November 18, 1:00 pm4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, repeating until November 18, 2017

Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Four Saturday sessions: October 28, November 4, 11, 18 | 1:00–4:30 pm The University of Central Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Historical Society will present this four-week class. This course is designed to teach individuals the basics of genealogy. Topics include the following: how to begin your genealogical search, record keeping, software; census records; vital records; using newspapers for genealogical research; America Indian genealogical research tools; beginning DNA; how to search for heritage online; how to obtain free resources that are…

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