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October 2016

Family Day, Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch

October 1, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 31, 2017
Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch,
9501 East 380 Road
Oologah, OK 74053

The first Saturday of each month is Family Day at the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch. Through hands-on activities and demonstrations, visitors will get a glimpse what life was like in the early days of the ranch during Will Rogers's childhood. Demonstrations and activities include butter churning, using a washboard, and rope making. Visitors can also take a wagon ride and see the ranch's longhorn herd. Family Day begins at 11 am and ends at 2 pm. Family Day is free…

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First Saturday Hands-On History, Oklahoma History Center

October 1, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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 p.m. Each month the program focuses on a new theme with learning opportunities connected to that theme. 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 with museum admission.

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Tracing Your Roots Class, Midwest City Community Learning Center

October 4, 10:00 am
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on November 15, 2016
Community Learning Center, Rose State,
6191 Hudiburg Drive
Midwest City, OK 73110

This course is designed to teach individuals the basics of genealogy. Students will learn how to search for their heritage online, how to obtain free resources that are available for research, and how to access materials located in the Oklahoma Historical society. The class will conclude with a behind the scenes tour of the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center. Come learn with us as we take the mystery out of our history and preserve our past for our future! Participants…

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Antique Agriculture Festival, Murrell Home

October 7 - October 9
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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“Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma!” book discussion, Pioneer Woman Museum

October 8
Pioneer Woman Statue and Museum,
701 Monument Road
Ponca City, OK 74604

The Pioneer Woman Museum (PWM) in Ponca City is pleased to host the "Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma!" book discussion series. This monthly book group is a project of the Oklahoma Humanities Council. "Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma!" is designed to encourage adults to read and discuss literature based around a central theme. The theme for this cycle at PWM is "The Cowboy." It is free to participate, and the book discussion group begins at 10 a.m. The books can…

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Quilting workshop with Martha Ray, Sod House Museum

October 8, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on June 10, 2017
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. Free to attend. Please call 580-463-2441 for more information.

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Home School Day, Oklahoma History Center

October 10, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center,
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center will host Home School Day on Monday, October 10, 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. The museum will offer a hands-on adventure into Oklahoma's past. Visitors can explore the museum with the help of gallery guides, follow along with our scavenger hunt,…

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Tracing Your Roots Class, Midwest City Community Learning Center

October 11, 10:00 am
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on November 15, 2016
Community Learning Center, Rose State,
6191 Hudiburg Drive
Midwest City, OK 73110

This course is designed to teach individuals the basics of genealogy. Students will learn how to search for their heritage online, how to obtain free resources that are available for research, and how to access materials located in the Oklahoma Historical society. The class will conclude with a behind the scenes tour of the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center. Come learn with us as we take the mystery out of our history and preserve our past for our future! Participants…

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Third Saturday Living History program, George M. Murrell Home

October 15
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 24 hour(s), the last of which will begin on November 19, 2016
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 p.m. 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. For more information please call 918-456-2751, email murrellhome@okhistory.org, or visit www.facebook.com/murrellhome. The Murrell Home is located three miles south of Tahlequah at 19479 East…

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Archaeology Month, Spiro Mounds

October 15
Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center,
18154 First Street
Spiro, OK 74959

October is Archaeology Month! The Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center will hold a special day with a lecture and a guided walk on Saturday, October 15, 2016. An archaeologist from the Oklahoma Archeological Survey will be available to identify artifacts in collections. There will also be a great flintknapper (stone tool maker) showing how to make arrowheads from stone. At 1 pm is a lecture about Spiro Mounds, and at 2 pm visitors can take a guided tour of the site…

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Where Was Granny Born? Genealogy Class, Oklahoma History Center

October 15, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center,
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Vital records are a key resource in genealogical research. This course will cover a variety of paid and free websites that offer clues to documenting the births, deaths, and marriages in your family tree. Participants must pre-register for this class. Registration is $32 per person and a boxed lunch is included. Register online.

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Family Farm Day, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

October 15, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center,
507 South 4th Street
Enid, OK 73701

Join us at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, Saturday, October 15, 2016, for antique tractors, a pie auction, and hands-on agriculture! Plowing a garden, shelling corn, and grinding wheat are just a few of the activities families will experience at Family Farm Day. This event celebrates the proud farming heritage that built Northwest Oklahoma. This hands-on, family event is made possible by the generous sponsorship of P&K Equipment. Family Farm Day activities are 11 am to 3 pm and…

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Tracing Your Roots Class, Midwest City Community Learning Center

October 18, 10:00 am
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Community Learning Center, Rose State,
6191 Hudiburg Drive
Midwest City, OK 73110

This course is designed to teach individuals the basics of genealogy. Students will learn how to search for their heritage online, how to obtain free resources that are available for research, and how to access materials located in the Oklahoma Historical society. The class will conclude with a behind the scenes tour of the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center. Come learn with us as we take the mystery out of our history and preserve our past for our future! Participants…

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Oklahoma Historic Preservation Review Committee Meeting

October 20, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 20, 2016
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 2016. 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 archaeologist, Norman); Arn Henderson (architectural historian, Norman); and Charles S.…

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Mysteries of the Mansion tour, Overholser Mansion

October 20, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 31, 2016
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 Henry Overholser Mansion is located at 405 NW 15th Street in Oklahoma City.…

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OkNHD Fall Institute, Bizzell Memorial Library

October 21, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bizzell Memorial Library,
401 West Brooks Street
Norman, 73019

Join us for the OkNHD Fall Institute on October 21, from 1 pm to 4 pm at the University of Oklahoma Bizzell Memorial Library. There is no cost to attend but we ask that you contact education@okhistory.org to register. This year's theme is Taking a Stand. Attendees will be able to research their topics and receive help with their NHD project.

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History Never Dies, Oklahoma Territorial Museum

October 22, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oklahoma Territorial Museum,
402 East Oklahoma Avenue
Guthrie, OK 73044

Join us for a family-friendly Halloween carnival at the Oklahoma Territorial Museum. Bring the kids and enjoy various games, storytelling, free hot dogs, and goodies. Activities are from 4 pm to 8 pm on Saturday, October 22.

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Tracing Your Roots Class, Midwest City Community Learning Center

October 25, 10:00 am
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on November 15, 2016
Community Learning Center, Rose State,
6191 Hudiburg Drive
Midwest City, OK 73110

This course is designed to teach individuals the basics of genealogy. Students will learn how to search for their heritage online, how to obtain free resources that are available for research, and how to access materials located in the Oklahoma Historical society. The class will conclude with a behind the scenes tour of the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center. Come learn with us as we take the mystery out of our history and preserve our past for our future! Participants…

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Ghost Stories, Murrell Home

October 28 - October 29
George M. Murrell Home,
19479 East Murrell Home Road
Park Hill, OK 74451

Murrell Home Ghost Story flyer 8.5x11 2016For the 24th consecutive year, the George M. Murrell Home in Park Hill will be the backdrop for storytellers spinning yarns about the "Hunter's Ghost" and other chilling accounts. Join us for a family-oriented program on Friday, October 28, and Saturday, October 29. The program includes storytellers sharing tales of the Murrell Home, the Cherokee Nation, and more. Ghost stories related to the 1845 plantation mansion are documented as early as the 1930s. One…

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“Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma!” book discussion, Pioneer Woman Museum

October 29
Pioneer Woman Statue and Museum,
701 Monument Road
Ponca City, OK 74604

The Pioneer Woman Museum (PWM) in Ponca City is pleased to host the "Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma!" book discussion series. This monthly book group is a project of the Oklahoma Humanities Council. "Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma!" is designed to encourage adults to read and discuss literature based around a central theme. The theme for this cycle at PWM is "The Cowboy." It is free to participate, and the book discussion group begins at 10 a.m. The books can…

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