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August 2016

DNA Lunch & Learn, Oklahoma History Center

August 24 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center,
800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr., Oklahoma City, OK 73105 United States

Are you overwhelmed by all the talk about DNA? Should I or shouldn’t I? Where do I start? This class will help you know more about what you can expect to accomplish with DNA testing as well as with sorting out the types of tests. Our speaker will be Debra Osborne Spindle, PhD, MLIS. Lunch & Learn Lectures are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month, June to August. We will meet in the classrooms at the Oklahoma History…

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

August 27
Pioneer Woman Statue and Museum,
701 Monument Rd., Ponca City, OK 74604 United States

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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Director’s Tour, Overholser Mansion

August 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Every week until January 28, 2017
Henry Overholser Mansion,
405 N.W. 15th St. , Oklahoma City, OK 73105 United States

The Henry Overholser Mansion in Oklahoma City offers visitors to the mansion an opportunity to learn more about the history and collections of this Oklahoma City treasure with new Director’s Tours, held each Saturday at 2 p.m. During the tour, guests will go behind the scenes and examine archival materials as well as other collections of the mansion not available during regular tours. Cost for the director’s tours is $15 per person. To make a reservation for this tour, please…

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Back to School Bash, Oklahoma History Center

August 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center,
800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr., Oklahoma City, OK 73105 United States

Join the Oklahoma History Center and other metro museums at the Back to School Bash at the Oklahoma History Center! Celebrate the beginning of the new school year and find out about all the museum has to offer teachers and their families. Staff will be on hand to answer questions about field trips, trunks, and special events. Oklahoma History Center trunks will be on display for hands-on interaction and many of the living history characters will be available as well.…

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September 2016

Tour de Museums Summer Program, TB Ferguson Home

September 1
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Every month on the 1st day until September 30, 2016
TB Ferguson Home,
519 N. Weigle , Watonga, OK 73772 United States

Memorial Day through Labor Day – The T. B. Ferguson Home in Watonga is proud to announce its summer program, Tour de Museums. Purchase a passport for $6 at any participating museum, then get it stamped after touring each museum. Enjoy visiting all eight participating museums across western Oklahoma and collect a stamp at each museum. When the passport is full, turn it in at the last museum that you tour and your passport will be entered into a drawing…

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Family Day, Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch

September 3 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every month on the first Saturday until December 31, 2017
Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch,
9501 E. 380 Rd, Oologah, OK 74053 United States

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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“TG&Y is Still Alive: The 80th Anniversary” presentation, Chisholm Trail Museum

September 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Chisholm Trail Museum,
605 Zellers Ave. , Kingfisher, OK 73750 United States

On Saturday, September 3, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. the Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher will host a presentation entitled, “TG&Y is Still Alive: The 80th Anniversary.” Please call 405-375-5176 or email ctmus@pldi.net for more information.

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Director’s Tour, Overholser Mansion

September 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Every week until January 28, 2017
Henry Overholser Mansion,
405 N.W. 15th St. , Oklahoma City, OK 73105 United States

The Henry Overholser Mansion in Oklahoma City offers visitors to the mansion an opportunity to learn more about the history and collections of this Oklahoma City treasure with new Director’s Tours, held each Saturday at 2 p.m. During the tour, guests will go behind the scenes and examine archival materials as well as other collections of the mansion not available during regular tours. Cost for the director’s tours is $15 per person. To make a reservation for this tour, please…

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An Evening with Mark Twain, Museum of the Western Prairie

September 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum of the Western Prairie,
1100 Memorial Dr. , Altus, OK 73521 United States

The Museum of the Western Prairie will host The Wit and the Wisdom of Mark Twain, featuring storyteller James Doores on Tuesday, September 6, at 7 pm. Doores’s one-man show will bring to life renowned author Mark Twain. Doores has portrayed Mark Twain for more than forty years. In his program he transports the audience back in time with Twain’s observations of American culture and idiosyncrasies. This program is free and open to the public. For more information please contact…

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Down Home Gala, Cherokee Strip Reg. Heritage Ctr.

September 9 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center,
507 S. 4th St , Enid, OK 73701 United States

Make plans to attend the Down Home Gala on September 9, 2016, at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center’s Humphrey Heritage Village. From 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm enjoy beer, barbecue, games, and live music from the Jake Bowers Band. Tickets are $50 per person and reservations should be made by September 2. All tickets will be held at the door; tickets will not be mailed. Proceeds from the event provide much-needed support for programs and daily operations of the…

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Introduction to Draft Horses Program, Fort Towson

September 10
Fort Towson Historic Site,
HC 63 Box 1580 , Fort Towson, 74735 United States

Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon as you learn about draft horses! On Saturday, September 10, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Fort Towson Historic Site will host an Introduction to Draft Horses program. There will be a discussion about the differences between oxen and horse power, including what each has contributed to Oklahoma’s history. Learn different uses of the horse, from the farm to other industries, and even war. There will be a team of Belgian horses on site to show…

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

September 10
Pioneer Woman Statue and Museum,
701 Monument Rd., Ponca City, OK 74604 United States

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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Cancer Kids Day Out, T. B. Ferguson Home

September 10
TB Ferguson Home,
519 N. Weigle , Watonga, OK 73772 United States

On Saturday, September 10, the T.B. Ferguson Home will host Cancer Kids Day Out. Activities begin at 10 am and will include fun, games, and a picnic. Contact the Ferguson Home for details.

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Quilting workshop with Martha Ray, Sod House Museum

September 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Every month on the second Saturday until June 10, 2017
Sod House Museum,
Route 3 Box 28 , Aline, OK 73716 United States

Visit the Sod House Museum southeast of Aline for a free quilting workshop on Saturday. The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. with instructor Martha Ray. Free to attend. Please call 580-463-2441 for more information.

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Septemberfest, Oklahoma History Center

September 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center,
800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr., Oklahoma City, OK 73105 United States

This free, family festival is hosted by the First Family, Friends of the Mansion, and the Oklahoma History Center. The event will be held at the Oklahoma History Center with free tours of the Governor’s Mansion. Visitors will enjoy arts and crafts, chuck wagon cooking, living history, face painting, laser tag, museum exhibits, pony rides, storytime with the Governor Fallin, square dancing, live performances, and so much more. Septemberfest highlights all of the wonderful organizations and businesses that make Oklahoma…

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Director’s Tour, Overholser Mansion

September 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until January 28, 2017
Henry Overholser Mansion,
405 N.W. 15th St. , Oklahoma City, OK 73105 United States

The Henry Overholser Mansion in Oklahoma City offers visitors to the mansion an opportunity to learn more about the history and collections of this Oklahoma City treasure with new Director’s Tours, held each Saturday at 2 p.m. During the tour, guests will go behind the scenes and examine archival materials as well as other collections of the mansion not available during regular tours. Cost for the director’s tours is $15 per person. To make a reservation for this tour, please…

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Brown Bag Lunch and Learn lecture by Jonathan Bernstein, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

September 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center,
507 S. 4th St , Enid, OK 73701 United States

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid will host a Brown Bag Lunch and Learn lecture by Jonathan Bernstein, director of the Air Defense Artillery Museum at Fort Sill. The lecture will be held on Wednesday, September 14, at noon. This program is free and open to the public. Brown Bag Lunch and Learn lectures are held at the Village Church in the Humphrey Heritage Village on the second Wednesday of each month. Please call 580-237-1907 for more information.

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Mysteries of the Mansion tour, Overholser Mansion

September 15
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Every month on the third Thursday until December 31, 2016
Henry Overholser Mansion,
405 N.W. 15th St. , Oklahoma City, OK 73105 United States

Visit the Overholser Mansion in Oklahoma City for the Mysteries of the Mansion tour on Thursday at 7 p.m. 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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“Mickey Mantle: Baseball Hero in Black and White” exhibit closes, Okahoma History Center

September 15
Oklahoma History Center,
800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr., Oklahoma City, OK 73105 United States

“Mickey Mantle: Baseball Hero in Black and White” will be on display in the Chesapeake Events Center at the Oklahoma History Center through September 15. The exhibit includes 25 black-and-white images, all originally published in the “Daily Oklahoman” newspaper. The staff of the “Daily Oklahoman” consistently covered the career of Mantle, a native Oklahoman. The photos span from 1950 to the 1960s and depict Mantle in his personal and professional life. The Mickey Mantle photo exhibit utilizes the original reporters’…

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Living History Lantern Tours, Cherokee Strip Reg. Heritage Ctr.

September 16
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center,
507 S. 4th St , Enid, OK 73701 United States

On Friday, September 16, gambling, alcohol, and politics is the talk of the town! After dark, visitors to Humphrey Heritage Village will travel back to the early days after the 1893 Land Run and experience the lives of the homesteaders. Throughout the grounds and historic buildings, guests will encounter schoolmarms, land office agents, politicians, fine Victorian ladies, homestead families, and many others along their lantern-led tour. Tours begin at 7 pm with a new tour starting every 15 minutes. Each…

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