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September 2016

Western Heritage Weekend and Tom Mix Festival, Tom Mix Museum

September 24 - September 25
Tom Mix Museum,
721 North Delaware Street
Dewey, 74029

Dewey keeps the spirit of Tom Mix and the Old West alive with the 12th annual Western Heritage Weekend on Saturday, September 24, and Sunday, September 25. 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. Saturday's events begin at 9 a.m. with the Miles…

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Prize drawing for Tour de Museums summer program, T. B. Ferguson Home

September 26
T. B. Ferguson Home,
519 North Weigle Avenue
Watonga, OK 73772

On September 26, at 1 p.m., the prize drawing for Tour de Museums will be held at the T. B. Ferguson Home in Watonga. All Tour de Museums passports that contain stamps from all eight participating museums will be entered in the drawing. The winner will receive a one-night stay at the Noble House Bed and Breakfast in Watonga for adults and a gift certificate for paddle boat rides at Roman Nose State Park for children. The Tour de Museums…

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Prairie to Palate, Pioneer Woman Museum

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

The Friends of the Pioneer Woman Statue & Museum are excited to announce an evening event celebrating the museum's expanding efforts to provide educational programs and exhibits to the citizens of Ponca City. We invite you to join us for a night of food and entertainment on Thursday, September 29, 2016. "Prairie to Palate," an outdoor, farm-to-table dining experience will feature a menu crafted by Chef Jeff Denton of TS Fork. This inaugural event will include live Bluegrass music under…

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Colonel Charles DeBellevue (retired) Lecture, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

September 29
Gantz Student Center, Northern Oklahoma College,
1220 East Grand Avenue
Enid, OK

On Thursday, September 29, at 7 p.m. the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center continues its Fall Lecture Series with a presentation by Colonel Charles DeBellevue (retired). The lecture will be held in Gantz Hall on the Northern Oklahoma College campus in Enid. Colonel DeBellevue was a command pilot with more than 3,000 flying hours, 550 of which were in combat. His military decorations include the Air Force Cross, three Silver Stars, three Legions of Merit, six Distinguished Flying Crosses, three…

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Oklahoma Century Chest, Oklahoma History Center

September 30, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center,
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Through a century of dutiful vigilance, the congregation of the First Lutheran Church has guarded the Century Chest in order that on April 22, 2013, the chest would be unearthed and the past would come alive. The church has partnered with the Oklahoma Historical Society to ensure the treasures of 1913 are preserved and exhibited at the Oklahoma History Center. Learn the history and view many items found in the Century Chest. Participants must pre-register for this class. Registration is…

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October 2016

Family Day, Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch

October 1, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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