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July 2017

Memoir Writing workshop, Chisholm Trail Museum

July 25, 2:00 pm4:00 pm
Chisholm Trail Museum,
605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

The Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher will host a Memoir Writing workshop on Tuesday, July 25, 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…

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Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

July 26, 10:30 am11:30 am
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Weekly on the same day until July 26, 2017
Oklahoma History Center,
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Each Wednesday in June and July the Oklahoma History Center will host Okietales from 10:30 to 11:30 am. Okietales is a one-of-a-kind reading and storytelling time where kids can hear and see history! Every week we will dive into history with books and stories that explore a different topic, from the Wild West and cowboys, to land runs and pioneer life. This program is designed for five- to nine-year-olds. Admission is $2 for each child and includes museum admission following…

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National History Day Boot Camp, Oklahoma History Center

July 27, 10:30 am5:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center,
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Interested in participating in National History Day (NHD)? Whether you have competed before or are new to the program, this workshop is for you! Oklahoma NHD can help meet state social studies standards providing a framework for reading, research, interpretation, and presentation. In addition staff will provide correlations for Oklahoma Assessment Standards for the Social Studies. At the workshop you will learn: the 2017–2018 theme, the different types of projects, primary sources available in the area, and how to conduct…

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Pioneer Family Fun Days, Pioneer Woman Museum

July 29
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Weekly on the same day until July 29, 2017
Pioneer Woman Statue and Museum,
701 Monument Road Ponca City, OK 74604

The Pioneer Woman Museum is pleased to host Pioneer Family Fun Days in June and July. Every Saturday from June 10 through July 29 (with the exception of July 1), Pioneer Family Fun Days will be held from 11 am to 2 pm. at the museum. Visitors will enjoy a variety of hands-on, family-friendly activities and a new theme will be introduced each week. All activities are come-and-go and designed for ages five and up. There is no age restriction…

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Kilgen Organ performance -SOLD OUT, Oklahoma History Center

July 31, 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Oklahoma History Center,
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Tickets for this event are sold out. The Oklahoma History Center is pleased to announce the second in a series of performances of the Kilgen theatre organ scheduled for Monday, July 31. The performance will take place in the Devon Great Hall at 7 pm and will feature award-winning organist Mark Herman. The theme for this performance will be "Ice Cream Social," with the song selection chosen from a variety of seasonal compositions. Herman also will play an accompaniment to…

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August 2017

Research book sale, Oklahoma History Center

August 2August 5
Oklahoma History Center,
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Visit the Research Center book sale Wednesday, August 2 to Saturday, August 5, 2017. The Research Center's annual book sale will include more than 500 books including rare and out-of-print titles and genealogical materials. Shop for collectibles, periodicals, records, topographical maps, posters, photographs, microfilm, and more! The sale is open 10 am to 4:45 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and 10 to 3 pm on Saturday. All proceeds from the book sale support the Research Center.

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Summer Sizzler: Genealogy All-Stars workshop, Oklahoma History Center

August 4August 5
Oklahoma History Center,
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Genealogical Society and the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center will present the Summer Sizzler Genealogy All-Stars workshop on Friday, August 4 and Saturday, August 5, at the Oklahoma History Center. This all-star team will feature favorite local speakers, beginning with a general session with Dr. Bob Blackburn, executive director of the Oklahoma Historical Society and the state's leading historian. Workshop speakers include Bill Welge, Debra Spindle, Mahlon Erickson, Jim Ike, and others. Featured topics include DNA testing, migration…

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Family Day at the Ranch, Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch

August 5, 10:00 am2:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 4 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 7, 2017
Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch,
9501 East 380 Road Oologah, OK 74053

Experience life on a 19th-century ranch near Oologah! Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch will host Family Day at the Ranch on Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. Hands-on activities and demonstrations will give visitors a glimpse of everyday life on the ranch during Will Rogers's childhood. This month will feature 19th-century carpentry and agricultural activities, and a nature program presented by Robert Gibbs, Rogers County Conservation District's education coordinator. Visitors also can enjoy a scenic stroll through the expansive property,…

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First Saturday Hands-On History program, Oklahoma History Center

August 5, 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 theme for the August program is "Back to School." 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…

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Aunt Jane’s Ice Cream Social, Frank Phillips Home

August 5, 1:30 pm4:30 pm
Frank Phillips Home,
1107 SE Cherokee Avenue Bartlesville, OK 74003

Visit the Frank Phillips Home in Bartlesville for Aunt Jane's Ice Cream Social on Saturday, August 5, from 1:30 to 4:30 pm. This event is held annually to celebrate Jane Phillips' birthday (August 8, 1877). Frank and Jane Phillips built this 26-room Neo-Classical mansion in 1908, and it is open for tours year-round. During Aunt Jane's Ice Cream Social, all are invited to enjoy free ice cream and cookies in the garden cottage. This event is hosted by the Frank…

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“History of Feed Sacks” Brown Bag Lunch and Learn program by Renee Trindle, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

August 9, 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, August 9, at noon in the Village Church. Renee Trindle, director of the Sod House Museum, will present the "History of Feed Sacks." Attendees are welcome to bring their lunches and learn something new! For more information please call 580-237-1907.

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Will Rogers and Wiley Post Fly-In, Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch

August 12, 8:30 am1:30 pm
Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch,
9501 East 380 Road Oologah, OK 74053

On Saturday, August 12, Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch near Oologah will host the annual Will Rogers and Wiley Post Fly-In. Gates open at 7:30 am with free admission, though donations are appreciated. The event will take place from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm on the 2,000-foot grass strip adjacent to Oologah Lake. Pilots will fly the Oklahoma skies and land on the grass strip, a few yards from the home in which Will Rogers was born on November 4, 1879.…

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Quilting workshop with Martha Ray, Sod House Museum

August 12, 9:00 am11:00 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 November 11, 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. This workshop is free to attend. Please call 580-463-2441 for more information.

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Tracks and Tracking program, Fort Towson Historic Site

August 12, 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Fort Towson Historic Site,
HC 63 Box 1580 Fort Towson, OK 74735

The Fort Towson Historic Site will offer a demonstration on tracking animals on Saturday, August 12, 2017. With hunting season fast approaching, learn how to identify tracks and techniques for locating animals. Omar Reed will speak on these methods from 1 to 3pm. This demonstration will be located inside the museum.

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The Art of Speed: Oklahomans and Fast Cars exhibit closes, Oklahoma History Center

August 15, 10:00 am5:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center,
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On July 1, the Oklahoma History Center opened its newest exhibit, The Art of Speed: Oklahomans and Fast Cars. This six-week exhibit features unique and, in some cases, one-of-a-kind automobiles from the private collections of several Oklahomans. The exhibit is organized by eras with cars dating from 1900 to modern times, including a Cord, Corvette, Mercer, Franklin, Pontiac, Pegaso, Simplex, Porsche, and Jaguar. The Art of Speed is on display for a limited time, through August 15. Please call 405-522-0765…

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Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office Lunch & Learn program, Oklahoma History Center

August 16, 11:30 am1:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center,
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Wednesday, August 16, 2017, the OHS Research Center will present a Lunch & Learn program featuring Deputy Bradley Wynn, curator of a new and previously unknown collection of the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office. Since 2013, Bradley's efforts have amassed thousands of artifacts and historical documents that are seeing the light for the first time in more than 125 years. He will share details about how his agency is preserving and curating this unique collection, from original sheriff's journals and…

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Mysteries of the Mansion tour, Henry Overholser Mansion

August 17, 7:00 pm9:00 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 November 16, 2017
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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Third Saturday Living History program, George M. Murrell Home

August 19, 1:00 pm4:00 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 16, 2017
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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Tatting workshop, Chisholm Trail Museum

August 19, 1:00 pm4:00 pm
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, August 19. 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. Please call 405-375-5176 or email ctokmuseum@gmail.com for more information.

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“Chisholm Trail” Family Saturday program, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

August 19, 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, August 19, from 1 to 3 pm for a Family Saturday program. This month's theme is the "Chisholm Trail" 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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Back to School Bash, Science Museum Oklahoma

August 24, 6:00 pm9:00 pm
Science Museum Oklahoma,
2020 Remington Place Oklahoma City, OK 73111

Teachers and school staff, discover what museums and student-based organizations across the Oklahoma City metro and around the state are offering in the upcoming school year! Join educators and museum staff from the Oklahoma History Center, Science Museum Oklahoma, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Sam Noble Museum of Natural History, Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, Woody Guthrie Center, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma Libraries History of Science Collections, and…

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Preservation and Conservation, Oklahoma History Center

August 26, 1:00 pm4:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 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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September 2017

Family Day at the Ranch, Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch

September 2, 10:00 am2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 4 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 7, 2017
Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch,
9501 East 380 Road Oologah, OK 74053

Experience life on a 19th-century ranch near Oologah! Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch will host Family Day at the Ranch on Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. Hands-on activities and demonstrations will give visitors a glimpse of everyday life on the ranch during Will Rogers's childhood. This month will feature 19th-century carpentry and agricultural activities, and a nature program presented by Robert Gibbs, Rogers County Conservation District's education coordinator. Visitors also can enjoy a scenic stroll through the expansive property,…

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Preservation and Conservation, Oklahoma History Center

September 2, 1:00 pm4:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 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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Quilting workshop with Martha Ray, Sod House Museum

September 9, 9:00 am11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on November 11, 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. 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

September 9, 10:00 am2:00 pm
Fort Towson Historic Site,
HC 63 Box 1580 Fort Towson, OK 74735

Visit Fort Gibson for Military Day on Saturday, September 9, 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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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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Preservation and Conservation, Oklahoma History Center

September 9, 1:00 pm4:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 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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Third Saturday Living History program, George M. Murrell Home

September 16, 1:00 pm4:00 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 16, 2017
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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Preservation and Conservation, Oklahoma History Center

September 16, 1:00 pm4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 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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