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August 2017

Preservation and Conservation, Oklahoma History Center

August 26, 1:00 pm4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, repeating until September 16, 2017

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

Four Saturday sessions: August 26, September 2, 9, 16 | 1:00–4:30 pm The University of Central Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Historical Society will present this four-week class. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of preservation and conservation of significant works housed at cultural heritage institutions and personal collections. Students will learn to assess and evaluate storage conditions, identify harmful environmental factors, perform basic preservation and reformatting procedures on paper-based items and multimedia materials, and respond and recover from disaster…

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Second annual Prairie to Palate fundraising dinner, Pioneer Woman Museum

August 31, 5:30 pm7:00 pm
Pioneer Woman Statue and Museum, 701 Monument Road Ponca City, OK 74604

The Friends of the Pioneer Woman Statue & Museum are excited to announce the second annual Prairie to Palate fundraising dinner on Thursday, August 31, from 5:30 to 7 pm. This evening event will celebrate the museum's expanding efforts to provide educational programs and exhibits to the citizens of Ponca City. Prairie to Palate, an outdoor, farm-to-table dining experience will feature a menu crafted by Chef Jeff Denton of TS Fork. The event also will include entertainment provided by Vintage…

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September 2017

“Westward through Washita” lecture by Kevin Bowles Mohr, Museum of the Western Prairie

September 5, 7:00 pm8:00 pm
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

The Museum of the Western Prairie will host "Westward through Washita," a lecture by Kevin Bowles Mohr, National Park ranger at Washita Battlefield National Historic Site on Tuesday, September 5, at 7 pm. This lecture is free and open to the public. "The morning was still and bitter cold when two cultures clashed." Thus begins the story of the Battle of the Washita where Lt. Col. George A. Custer led the Seventh US Cavalry on a surprise dawn attack against…

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OHC Focus Group, Oklahoma History Center

September 6, 5:00 pm7:30 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Oklahoma History Center staff members are seeking feedback about exhibits and programming, and they invite you to share your ideas! On Wednesday, September 6, the History Center will host its second focus group, with this session open to individuals under the age of 40. Doors will open at 5 pm for participants to explore the History Center's museum exhibits. A free meal will be served at 6 pm, followed by the focus group discussion from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Along…

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“Denim & Pearls” Cherokee Strip Days Gala, Enid

September 8, 6:30 pm9:00 pm
Central National Bank Center, 301 South Independence Enid, OK 73701

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center's premier annual fundraiser to support museum operations will be held on Friday, September 8, 2017, at the historic conference center in downtown Enid. The theme for the 2017 gala is "Denim & Pearls". This year's event will celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the famed Chisholm Trail. Guests will be entertained with games of chance, a scrumptious steak dinner, and both live and silent auctions. Billy Beck and Jacob Tovar will play some great old western…

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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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“General Blunt: From John Brown Abolitionist to the Battle of Honey Springs” living history performance, Honey Springs Battlefield Historic Site

September 9, 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Honey Springs Battlefield Historic Site, 101601 South 4232 Road Checotah, OK 74426

Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center is proud to announce a special presentation, "General Blunt: From John Brown Abolitionist to the Battle of Honey Springs," to be held at the battlefield's new Visitor Center on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at 1 pm. Outfitted in authentic Civil War-period Union regalia, living historian John Schwarz will portray General James Gilpatrick Blunt, detailing the often overlooked but extremely important contributions Blunt made to the Union abolitionist cause during the Bleeding Kansas and Civil…

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“Cattle Trails” Brown Bag Lunch and Learn program by Dr. Sara J. Richter, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

September 13, 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, September 13, at noon in the Village Church. Dr. Sara J. Richter from Panhandle State University will give a presentation about early 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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Public Meeting: National Historic Preservation Act, Oklahoma History Center

September 15, 10:30 am12:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society's State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will hold a public meeting at 10:30 am on Friday, September 15, 2017, in the Oklahoma History Center classroom. SHPO staff will provide information about the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and how it supports the statewide preservation program. Also, during the meeting, the SHPO will receive public input for development of the Fiscal Year 2018 Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) application to the US Department of the Interior. Participation in the…

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Living History Lantern Tours, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

September 15, 7:00 pm9:00 pm
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

On Friday, September 15, the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center (CSRHC) in Enid will host Living History Lantern Tours. After dark, visitors to the CSRHC's Humphrey Heritage Village will travel back to the days after the Land Run of 1893. Lantern-led tours through the historic buildings and campsites will explore daily life, its hardships, and its rewards. This year's theme is: Early Day Medicine: Cures, Ailments, and Absurd Concoctions." Following the tour, attendees also will enjoy historical entertainment. The cost…

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Chisholm Trail 150th Anniversary exhibit closes, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

September 16
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

On May 5, the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center (CSRHC) in Enid opened an exciting new exhibit to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail. Step inside the J. E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation Gallery and learn about the greatest of cattle trails. The Chisholm Trail 150th Anniversary exhibit is on display through Saturday, September 16. Guests can immerse themselves in the stories of the Chisholm Trail as they sit around the campfire, enjoy a lonely cowboy’s tune,…

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Pieces of a Collection quilt exhibit closes, Pioneer Woman Museum

September 16
Pioneer Woman Statue and Museum, 701 Monument Road Ponca City, OK 74604

On April 22, the Pioneer Woman Museum opened a new exhibit entitled Pieces of a Collection: Selected Quilts of the Pioneer Woman Museum. The exhibit highlights historically significant quilts and sewing implements from the museum's permanent collection, and is on display through Saturday, September 16. For more information please visit www.facebook.com/pioneerwomanmuseum or call 580-765-6108.

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“History of the Chisholm Trail in Northwestern Oklahoma” lecture with Jana Brown, Sod House Museum

September 16, 10:00 am11:30 pm
Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

Professor Jana Brown from Northwestern Oklahoma State University will be at the Sod House Museum on Saturday, September 16, at 10 am. Brown will present the "History of the Chisholm Trail in Northwestern Oklahoma". Brown will focus primarily on the history of the Chisholm Trail in northwestern Oklahoma. The Chisholm Trail is a representation of the rapid growth of the United States following the Civil War, as geographical changes to the trails occurred during the mass migration of cattle out…

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“Decoding the Pieces” presentation by Martha Spark, Pioneer Woman Museum

September 16, 10:00 am11:00 am
Pioneer Woman Statue and Museum, 701 Monument Road Ponca City, OK 74604

On Saturday, September 16, at 10 am the Pioneer Woman Museum will host a free presentation entitled "Decoding the Pieces: Further Study in the Quilts at Pioneer Woman Museum" by Martha Spark. This is the final presentation held in conjunction with the Pieces of a Collection quilt exhibit, which closes today. This educational slide presentation will present further quilt study details on select pieces in the museum's Pieces of a Collection exhibit. Quilts, tops and blocks can all be viewed…

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Tatting workshop, Chisholm Trail Museum

September 16, 1:00 pm4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day 16 of the month, repeating until December 16, 2017

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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“The Women on the Mother Road” program, Henry Overholser Mansion

September 18, 7:00 pm8:00 pm
Henry Overholser Mansion, 405 NW 15th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Preservation Oklahoma, Inc. is pleased to host "The Women on the Mother Road" program in both Oklahoma City and Miami. On Monday, September 18, at 7 pm the first program will be held in the Carriage House at the Henry Overholser Mansion, 405 NW 15th Street in Oklahoma City. On Tuesday, September 19, at 7 pm the second program will be held at the Miami Public Library, 200 North Main Street in Miami. This special program will reexamine Route 66…

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Lunch and Learn: Finding Your Female Ancestors, Rose State College

September 19, 11:00 am12:30 pm
Rose State College Community Learning Center, 6191 Hudiburg Drive Midwest City, 73110

Rose State College and the OHS Research Center are teaming up to offer a Lunch & Learn program. Name changes and lack of records in their own names can make tracing female ancestors daunting and frustrating. Come learn some tried-and-true methods for "finding the girls." Registration is $29 and lunch is included. The program is on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, from 11 am to 12:30 pm at the Rose State College in Midwest City. Register online through Rose State College.

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Will Rogers and Native Americans in the movies lecture by Hugh Foley, Will Rogers Memorial Museum

September 21, 6:00 pm7:00 pm
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

The Milam Lecture Series will feature Native American Studies scholar Hugh Foley on Thursday, September 21 at 6 pm. Foley will discuss discuss Will Rogers and Native Americans in the movies. This program is free and open to the public.

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Autumnal Equinox Walks, Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center

September 22
Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center, 18154 First Street Spiro, OK 74959

Visit the Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center on September 22 for the Autumnal Equinox Walks. As the end of summer nears and crops are ready for harvest, the time of year arrives for the most important of ceremonies for the eastern American Indians: the Busk or Green Corn Ceremony. The Green Corn ceremony was a harvest and renewal ceremony that took place around the Autumnal Equinox in the Spiro area. Visitors will learn about the Green Corn Ceremony on the guided…

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Smithsonian magazine’s 13th annual Museum Day Live!, various OHS museums and sites

September 23

  Several OHS museums and sites will participate in Smithsonian magazine's 13th annual Museum Day Live! on Saturday, September 23. On this day only, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution's Washington, DC-based facilities, which offer free admission every day. On September 23, participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket. Each Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two people, and the…

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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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Leaf and Flower Printing class, Oklahoma History Center

September 23, 1:00 pm4:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Revel in the beauty of nature and create handmade cards or paper artwork! Participants will survey local plant species and make their own leaf or flower print. The cost of the class is $10 and includes all supplies. All ages are welcome; space is limited and registration is required. For more information please contact education@okhistory.org or 405-522-0793. Register Online

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Preservation 50 exhibit opens, Pioneer Woman Museum

September 26
Pioneer Woman Statue and Museum, 701 Monument Road Ponca City, OK 74604

Beginning Tuesday, September 26, the Pioneer Woman Museum 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. In conjunction with the exhibit, David Pettyjohn, executive director of Preservation Oklahoma, Inc., will give a presentation on Saturday,…

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

September 29
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

On Friday, September 29, the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid will open its newest 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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51st annual Heritage Hills Historic Homes and Gardens Tour, Henry Overholser Mansion

September 30October 1
Henry Overholser Mansion, 405 NW 15th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Visit Oklahoma City for the 51st annual Heritage Hills Historic Homes and Gardens Tour on Saturday, September 30, and Sunday, October 1. Tours will be held from noon to 5 pm each day. This self-guided tour allows attendees to visit several private residences and the Henry Overholser Mansion. The tour offers a glimpse of the past beautifully melded with the present, showcasing the neighborhood's historic charm. The Overholser Mansion will be the central hub of activities including food trucks, pop-up…

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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

Annual Quilt Show exhibit opens, Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum

October 1
Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum, 1141 Pawnee Bill Road Pawnee, OK 74058

Visit the Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum during the month of October to see the annual Quilt Show. The quilt show is open during normal hours of operation and there is no charge to see the special exhibit. Visitors can view a variety of modern and heirloom quilts. 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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An Evening with Author Kim Parrish program, Museum of the Western Prairie

October 3, 7:00 pm9:00 pm
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

The Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus is pleased to present "An Evening with Author Kim Parrish" on Tuesday, October 3, at 7 pm. Altus native Kim Parrish will talk about his experiences while writing Cowboy Up: John Smith Leads the Legendary Oklahoma State Wrestlers to Their Greatest Season Ever and Making Things Better: Wes Watkins' Legacy of Leadership. This is a chance to hear the "behind the words" stories of his work with both of these famous Oklahoma…

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“Discovering Spiro” presentation by Dennis Peterson, Fort Towson Historic Site

October 5, 6:30 pm7:30 pm
Fort Towson Historic Site, HC 63 Box 1580 Fort Towson, OK 74735

On Thursday, October 5, at 6:30 pm Fort Towson Historic Site will host a special presentation entitled "Discovering Spiro." Dennis Peterson, archaeologist and director of Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center, will share information about the Spiro Mounds site and the American Indians who called it home. Learn more about the unique history of the site! This presentation is free and open to the public. Please call 580-873-2634 for more information.

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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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“Preservation 50” presentation by David Pettyjohn, Pioneer Woman Museum

October 7, 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Pioneer Woman Statue and Museum, 701 Monument Road Ponca City, OK 74604

On Saturday, October 7, at 1 pm the Pioneer Woman Museum will host a free presentation entitled "Preservation 50" by David Pettyjohn, executive director of Preservation Oklahoma, Inc. This program is held in conjunction with the traveling exhibit, Preservation 50. Please call 580-765-6108 for more information.

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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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“Lincoln and Literacy” program, Oklahoma History Center

October 9, 6:30 pm8:30 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center is proud to host "Lincoln and Literacy," a program focused on childhood literacy, on Monday, October 9, at 6:30 pm. The event will feature former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating and historical interpreter Fritz Klein portraying Abraham Lincoln. The program will begin in a conversational setting with President Lincoln and Governor Keating discussing the importance of literacy. Governor Keating also will present his children's book, Abraham, which follows the life of Abraham Lincoln from boyhood to his…

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“Enid Fire Department” Brown Bag Lunch and Learn program by Ken Helms, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

October 11, 12:00 pm1:30 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, October 11, at noon in the Village Church. City of Enid Fire Marshal Ken Helms will give a presentation about the Enid Fire Department. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunches and learn something new! For more information please call 580-237-1907.

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Historic Preservation Review Committee meeting, Oklahoma History Center

October 12
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is pleased to announce the Oklahoma Historic Preservation Review Committee's (HPRC) meeting schedule for calendar year 2017. The governor appoints the members of the HPRC to advise the SHPO about nominations to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and other preservation issues. Current HPRC members include William P. Corbett (Historian, Tahlequah); Ron Frantz (Architect, Oklahoma City); John D. Hartley (Prehistoric Archeologist, Norman); Arn Henderson (Architectural Historian, Norman); and Charles S.…

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Doaksville Candlelight Tours, Fort Towson Historic Site

October 13October 14
Fort Towson Historic Site, HC 63 Box 1580 Fort Towson, OK 74735

Visit Fort Towson Historic Site for a unique and historical nighttime tour. The tour will begin with a hayride through the Fort Towson cemetery. Tour guides will then lead visitors through the walking portion of the trail. Multiple stops will allow visitors to learn the history of the fort from interpreters in period dress. The tour will end with a hayride back to the entrance. The Candlelight tours are available from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, with a tour beginning every…

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Watonga Cheese and Wine Festival, T. B. Ferguson Home

October 13October 14
T. B. Ferguson Home, 519 North Weigle Avenue Watonga, OK 73772

The T. B. Ferguson Home will be open for the Watonga Cheese and Wine Festival, October 13–14, 2017. Hours are Friday from 11 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm. Call 580-623-5069 for details.

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Archaeology Month event, Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center

October 14
Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center, 18154 First Street Spiro, OK 74959

The Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center will celebrate Archaeology Month with a lecture and a guided walk on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Archaeology Month is sponsored and promoted by the Oklahoma Anthropological Society and includes many more events throughout the month of October. A lecture about the prehistory of this region will start at 1 pm. There also will be a guided tour of the site at 2 pm led by manager Dennis Peterson. The regular exhibits will be available throughout…

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Ghost Hunting Tours, Henry Overholser Mansion

October 14, 7:00 pm11:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until October 28, 2017

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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