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Murrell Home Living History Education Day

Murrell Home Living History Education Day

May 1 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

This event is designed for public, private, and home schools. Reenactors in period dress will demonstrate daily life in the mid-1800s at Oklahoma’s only remaining antebellum plantation. Bring your class and experience life in the 19th century. Admission is $2.00 per student; adult chaperones are free. Presentations include: Tours of the 1845 Murrell Home mansion […]

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Murrell Home May Day Celebration

Murrell Home May Day Celebration

May 2 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join 19th-century reenactors and experience a celebration of May Day, the beginning of the growing season, at the Murrell Home. Visitors will enjoy social activities, entertainment, agricultural demonstrations, food, and more. This event is free and open to the public.

Dutch Oven Cooking at the Pioneer Woman

Dutch Oven Cooking at the Pioneer Woman

May 2 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn how versatile and fun cooking in Dutch ovens can be! The Pioneer Woman Museum in Ponca City will host an introduction to Dutch oven cooking on Saturday, May 2. Participants will learn how to select and care for an oven, as well as learn of the many resources and recipes available. Participants will also […]

Homemade Music: Cigar Box Guitars

Homemade Music: Cigar Box Guitars

May 2 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Be a part of Oklahoma’s rich musical heritage! Musicians from Oklahoma have influenced American popular music for over 150 years, and many of them learned to play on homemade instruments like cigar box guitars and gourd banjos. Participants in this class will make their own three-string, slide guitar from cigar boxes and other materials. The […]

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State Historic Preservation Office Workshops

State Historic Preservation Office Workshops

May 6 - 8

The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is pleased to announce its May workshop series. The sessions will be held Wednesday, May 6, through Friday, May 8, in the third floor Presentation Room of Tulsa City Hall. City Hall is located at 175 East Second Street in Tulsa. Parking is available in the pay lot at […]

Oklahoma National History Day

Oklahoma National History Day

May 6 - 7

The 2015 Oklahoma National History Day contest is scheduled for May 6-7, 2015 at the Oklahoma History Center. Junior Division will compete on Wednesday, May 6, and Senior Division will compete on Thursday, May 7. Awards will be given each day. For more information visit www.okhistory.org/historycenter/historyday

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State Historic Preservation Office Workshops

State Historic Preservation Office Workshops

May 6 - 8

The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is pleased to announce its May workshop series. The sessions will be held Wednesday, May 6, through Friday, May 8, in the third floor Presentation Room of Tulsa City Hall. City Hall is located at 175 East Second Street in Tulsa. Parking is available in the pay lot at […]

Oklahoma National History Day

Oklahoma National History Day

May 6 - 7

The 2015 Oklahoma National History Day contest is scheduled for May 6-7, 2015 at the Oklahoma History Center. Junior Division will compete on Wednesday, May 6, and Senior Division will compete on Thursday, May 7. Awards will be given each day. For more information visit www.okhistory.org/historycenter/historyday

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Exhibit Opening

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Exhibit Opening

May 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

On the evening of Thursday, May 7, the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum will host an event from 5 to 7 p.m. celebrating the storied history of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) in conjunction with the museum’s current temporary exhibit, The Highway Patrol: Regulating Route 66 and Oklahoma’s Highways. The event will feature notable speakers from […]

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State Historic Preservation Office Workshops

State Historic Preservation Office Workshops

May 6 - 8

The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is pleased to announce its May workshop series. The sessions will be held Wednesday, May 6, through Friday, May 8, in the third floor Presentation Room of Tulsa City Hall. City Hall is located at 175 East Second Street in Tulsa. Parking is available in the pay lot at […]

Chisholm Trail Museum Living History Days

Chisholm Trail Museum Living History Days

May 8 - 9

The Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher will host its annual Living History Days on Friday, May 8, and Saturday, May 9. May 8 is Student Day from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and May 9 is Public Living History Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Saturday, May 9, encampments of living historians on […]

Frontier Festival and Dance

Frontier Festival and Dance

May 8 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On Friday, May 8, from 5 to 9 p.m., the CSRHC will host a Frontier Festival and Dance. Experience what life was like in 1893 as attendees celebrate the largest land run in American history with a carnival, town social, live music, and dancing. The Humphrey Heritage Village will be transformed into a makeshift frontier […]

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Chisholm Trail Museum Living History Days

Chisholm Trail Museum Living History Days

May 8 - 9

The Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher will host its annual Living History Days on Friday, May 8, and Saturday, May 9. May 8 is Student Day from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and May 9 is Public Living History Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Saturday, May 9, encampments of living historians on […]

Spiro Mounds 37th Birthday Bash and 10th Annual Archaeology Day

Spiro Mounds 37th Birthday Bash and 10th Annual Archaeology Day

May 9

The Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center will hold our Tenth Annual Archaeology Day on May 9, 2015. On this day the Spiro Mounds site will also celebrate its 37th birthday. As the only prehistoric, Native American archaeological site in Oklahoma that is open to the public, we want to make the public more aware of the […]

Mother’s Day at Pioneer Woman Museum

Mother’s Day at Pioneer Woman Museum

May 9

Join us as we celebrate all of the “moms” in our life. Mothers receive free admission and a special gift honoring the day.

Sod House Museum Quilting Workshop

Sod House Museum Quilting Workshop

May 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

The Sod House Museum in Aline invites you to attend a quilting workshop. The free workshop is taught by Martha Ray and takes place from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 9. Please call 580-463-2441 for more information.

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Brown Bag Craft at the Pioneer Woman Museum

Brown Bag Craft at the Pioneer Woman Museum

May 12 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us for Brown Bag Crafts on the second Tuesday of each month at the Pioneer Woman Museum. The cost to participate is $5 per person and is intended for individuals ages 18 and up.

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Brown Bag Lunch and Learn at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The Lunch and Learn program is free, open to the public, and will be held in the Humphrey Village Church on the CSRHC property. Each month features a new topic, with Lunch and Learn lectures held at noon on the second Wednesday of each month.

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Lafayette Live!

Lafayette Live!

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mark your calendars and join the Oklahoma History Center staff in welcoming the Marquis de Lafayette to the Oklahoma History Center on May 14 and 15. An evening program will be held on Thursday, May 14. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the program will begin at 7 p.m. On Friday, May 15, a matinee […]

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Lafayette Live!

Lafayette Live!

May 15

Mark your calendars and join the Oklahoma History Center staff in welcoming the Marquis de Lafayette to the Oklahoma History Center on May 14 and 15. An evening program will be held on Thursday, May 14. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the program will begin at 7 p.m. On Friday, May 15, a matinee […]

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Southeastern Ceramic Mask Class

Southeastern Ceramic Mask Class

May 16

Saturday, May 16, 2015 The Oklahoma History Center will host a ceramic mask class with Jane Osti, Cherokee potter and Cherokee National Living Treasure, on May 16, 2015. The class will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and registration is required. The cost for the class is $100 and includes all materials and lunch. […]

Chisholm Trail Museum Tatting Workshop

Chisholm Trail Museum Tatting Workshop

May 16

Learn the tatting technique for handcrafting lace with a series of loops and knots. This workshop begins at 1 p.m., is open to the public and free to attend. Please call 405-375-5176 for more information.

Murrell Home Living History

Murrell Home Living History

May 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The George M. Murrell Home Historic Site in Park Hill is offering a monthly living history program. The 1845 Cherokee plantation home will host a different historical demonstration or activity every third Saturday of the month. Museum visitors will see interpreters in period dress performing tasks in a living history capacity. Guests can expect to […]

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Bob Wills Album Release Party

Bob Wills Album Release Party

May 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

46 Star Records, the Oklahoma Historical Society, and the OKPOP announce the release of a new vinyl album: Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys – Let’s Play, Boys! The album will be initially released on collector grade 180 gram vinyl and will be the first on the 46 Star Records label. The album features thirteen […]

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Route 66 Festival

Route 66 Festival

May 23

Every year in late May, the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum takes part in the City of Clinton’s Route 66 Festival. The festival will be held Saturday, May 23, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Frisco Avenue in downtown Clinton. Activities during the festival include a classic car show, a poker run, a hot dog […]

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Research Center Lunch & Learn: Civil War Ancestors

Research Center Lunch & Learn: Civil War Ancestors

May 27 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The OHS Research Center will hold Lunch & Learn Lectures in May, June, July, and August on the last Wednesday of the month. May’s program will be “Finding Your Civil War Ancestors” with speaker Mahlon Erickson. Registration is $10 per person and lunch is included. Programs are held in the classrooms of the Oklahoma History […]

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