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Tour de Museums Summer Program, TB Ferguson Home

Tour de Museums Summer Program, TB Ferguson Home

July 1

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 […]

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Director’s Tour, Overholser Mansion

Director’s Tour, Overholser Mansion

July 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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 […]

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Fourth at the Fort, Fort Gibson Historic Site

Fourth at the Fort, Fort Gibson Historic Site

July 4

Celebrate Independence Day at Fort Gibson! Fort Gibson Historic Site will host Fourth at the Fort on Monday, July 4. This free event will be held in the air-conditioned barracks and attendees will learn more about the fort’s history. Fort Gibson Historic Site is located at 907 North Garrison in Fort Gibson. Please call 918-478-4088 […]

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“A Study of ‘End of the Trail’: A New Interpretation…” presentation, Museum of the Western Prairie

“A Study of ‘End of the Trail’: A New Interpretation…” presentation, Museum of the Western Prairie

July 5

On Tuesday, July 5, at 7 p.m. the Western Trail Historical Society will host Chandra Boyd’s presentation, “A Study of James Earle Fraser’s ‘End of the Trail’: A New Interpretation for the Image of the Defeated Native American” at the Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus. American artist James Earle Fraser’s sculpture, a representation […]

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Civil War Teachers Institute

Civil War Teachers Institute

July 6 - 8

The Oklahoma Historical Society is pleased to announce the Oklahoma Civil War Teachers Institute set for July 6–8, 2016, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. The Civil War Teachers Institute will explore the impact of the American Civil War on Indian Territory and the Five Civilized Tribes. Conference participants will visit important landmarks of the war, including Fort […]

Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

July 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Mark your calendars and bring the little ones for a special program exploring Oklahoma’s past. Each Wednesday in June and July from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the History Center hosts Okietales. Okietales is a one-of-a-kind reading and storytelling time where kids can hear and see history! Every Wednesday we will dive into history with […]

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Civil War Teachers Institute

Civil War Teachers Institute

July 6 - 8

The Oklahoma Historical Society is pleased to announce the Oklahoma Civil War Teachers Institute set for July 6–8, 2016, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. The Civil War Teachers Institute will explore the impact of the American Civil War on Indian Territory and the Five Civilized Tribes. Conference participants will visit important landmarks of the war, including Fort […]

Mickey Mantle Day, Oklahoma History Center

Mickey Mantle Day, Oklahoma History Center

July 7

Thursday, July 7, the Oklahoma History Center is teaming with Mickey Mantle Steakhouse and WWLS the Sports Animal to recognize baseball great Mickey Mantle.  From 3 pm until 7 pm entry to the museum will be free. At 3 pm Bob Burke will moderate a discussion that will feature Mickey’s sons Danny and David Mantle, […]

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Civil War Teachers Institute

Civil War Teachers Institute

July 6 - 8

The Oklahoma Historical Society is pleased to announce the Oklahoma Civil War Teachers Institute set for July 6–8, 2016, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. The Civil War Teachers Institute will explore the impact of the American Civil War on Indian Territory and the Five Civilized Tribes. Conference participants will visit important landmarks of the war, including Fort […]

Summer Sale, Oklahoma History Center Museum Store

Summer Sale, Oklahoma History Center Museum Store

July 8 - 9

Beat the heat at the Oklahoma History Center Museum Store’s Summer Sale! The sale will be held on Friday, July 8, and Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Save on a great selection of Made in Oklahoma products and other items that celebrate the history and culture of Oklahoma. During the sale, […]

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Summer Sale, Oklahoma History Center Museum Store

Summer Sale, Oklahoma History Center Museum Store

July 8 - 9

Beat the heat at the Oklahoma History Center Museum Store’s Summer Sale! The sale will be held on Friday, July 8, and Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Save on a great selection of Made in Oklahoma products and other items that celebrate the history and culture of Oklahoma. During the sale, […]

History Days at Honey Springs Battlefield

History Days at Honey Springs Battlefield

July 9

The Oklahoma Historical Society and the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma will offer a unique learning experience June 18, 25, July 9, and 16, to explore the history of Honey Springs Battlefield. Learn about soldiers, artillery, the 1st Colored Kansas Unit, and more. This is a project of the historical interpretation course at […]

Shake/Shingle Splitting demonstrations, Fort Towson Historic Site

Shake/Shingle Splitting demonstrations, Fort Towson Historic Site

July 9

Visit Fort Towson Historic Site on Saturday, July 9, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for exciting Shake/Shingle Splitting demonstrations. Grab your gloves and come on down to share in the experience! Staff and volunteers at Fort Towson will be demonstrating a “make your own shake”…wooden, that is. From the types of wood selected to […]

“Nature Day” Pioneer Family Fun Day, Pioneer Woman Museum

“Nature Day” Pioneer Family Fun Day, Pioneer Woman Museum

July 9

Saturday, July 9, is Nature Day at the Pioneer Woman Museum. Families can join in a nature walk on the museum grounds, explore animal skulls and hides and participate in the hands-on petting and looking zoo from 24/7 Pets. The event is part of the museum’s ongoing Pioneer Family Fun Days this summer. Each Saturday […]

Quilting workshop with Martha Ray, Sod House Museum

Quilting workshop with Martha Ray, Sod House Museum

July 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Visit the Sod House Museum southeast of Aline for a free quilting workshop on Saturday, July 9. 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.

First Saturday Hands-On History, Oklahoma History Center

First Saturday Hands-On History, Oklahoma History Center

July 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Oklahoma History Center’s Hands-On History program will be held on the second Saturday in July due to Independence Day. The theme for the July First Saturday is “Ice Cream Month,” and it will be sponsored by SONIC, America’s Drive-In. We will offer a special Hands-On History program from 1 to 4 p.m. Each month […]

Director’s Tour, Overholser Mansion

Director’s Tour, Overholser Mansion

July 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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 […]

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“Keep ‘em Flying” Teachers’ Institute: World War II Vance Air Force Base, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

“Keep ‘em Flying” Teachers’ Institute: World War II Vance Air Force Base, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

July 13 - 14

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center (CSRHC) in Enid will host a two-day teachers’ workshop on Wednesday, July 13, and Thursday, July 14. The workshop will provide educators with information about the seventy-five-year history of Vance Air Force Base, from World War II to present day. It includes living history presentations, primary and secondary resources, […]

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

July 13

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid will offer a Brown Bag Lunch and Learn lecture by General Rita Aragon, USAF (retired). The lecture, entitled “Adversity and Perseverance,” will be held on Wednesday, July 13, at noon. This program is free and open to the public. Brown Bag Lunch and Learn lectures are held […]

Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

July 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Mark your calendars and bring the little ones for a special program exploring Oklahoma’s past. Each Wednesday in June and July from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the History Center hosts Okietales. Okietales is a one-of-a-kind reading and storytelling time where kids can hear and see history! Every Wednesday we will dive into history with […]

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“Keep ‘em Flying” Teachers’ Institute: World War II Vance Air Force Base, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

“Keep ‘em Flying” Teachers’ Institute: World War II Vance Air Force Base, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

July 13 - 14

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center (CSRHC) in Enid will host a two-day teachers’ workshop on Wednesday, July 13, and Thursday, July 14. The workshop will provide educators with information about the seventy-five-year history of Vance Air Force Base, from World War II to present day. It includes living history presentations, primary and secondary resources, […]

“The Daughter of Dawn” Film Release Event

“The Daughter of Dawn” Film Release Event

July 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On July 14 the Oklahoma Historical Society will host a release party for “The Daughter of Dawn” at the Oklahoma History Center. The program will begin at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The film is an 80-minute, six-reel silent film shot in May, June, and July of 1920 in the […]

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Tatting workshop, Chisholm Trail Museum

Tatting workshop, Chisholm Trail Museum

July 16

Learn the tatting technique for handcrafting lace with a series of loops and knots at a Tatting workshop on Saturday. The workshop will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher. It is open to the public and free to attend. Please call 405-375-5176 or email ctmus@pldi.net for more […]

History Days at Honey Springs Battlefield

History Days at Honey Springs Battlefield

July 16

The Oklahoma Historical Society and the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma will offer a unique learning experience June 18, 25, July 9, and 16, to explore the history of Honey Springs Battlefield. Learn about soldiers, artillery, the 1st Colored Kansas Unit, and more. This is a project of the historical interpretation course at […]

Third Saturday Living History program, George M. Murrell Home

Third Saturday Living History program, George M. Murrell Home

July 16

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 […]

“Not So Bored Games” Pioneer Family Fun Day, Pioneer Woman Museum

“Not So Bored Games” Pioneer Family Fun Day, Pioneer Woman Museum

July 16

Families of up to six people can join in on the fun for only $5. The activities are designed so that participants can come and go from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Each week’s activities are preplanned and more information can be found at www.facebook.com/PioneerWomanMuseum. Most activities are appropriate for ages 6 and up, but […]

Honey Springs Memorial Service

Honey Springs Memorial Service

July 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join the Oklahoma Historical Society on Saturday, July 16 at the Honey Springs Battlefield Historic Site. A memorial service will recognize the anniversary of the Battle of Honey Springs, the largest Civil War battle in what is now Oklahoma. The program will begin at 10a:30am.

Director’s Tour, Overholser Mansion

Director’s Tour, Overholser Mansion

July 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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 […]

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History Pioneers Junior Curator Camp, Oklahoma History Center

History Pioneers Junior Curator Camp, Oklahoma History Center

July 18 - 22

The Oklahoma History Center invites kids ages 8 to 12 to participate in History Pioneers Junior Curator Camp, Monday-Friday, July 18-22. Participants will work to create their own exhibit to display at the History Center with an exhibit opening on Friday, July 22 at 2 p.m. Cost is $75 per person. Students will learn how to […]

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History Pioneers Junior Curator Camp, Oklahoma History Center

History Pioneers Junior Curator Camp, Oklahoma History Center

July 18 - 22

The Oklahoma History Center invites kids ages 8 to 12 to participate in History Pioneers Junior Curator Camp, Monday-Friday, July 18-22. Participants will work to create their own exhibit to display at the History Center with an exhibit opening on Friday, July 22 at 2 p.m. Cost is $75 per person. Students will learn how to […]

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History Pioneers Junior Curator Camp, Oklahoma History Center

History Pioneers Junior Curator Camp, Oklahoma History Center

July 18 - 22

The Oklahoma History Center invites kids ages 8 to 12 to participate in History Pioneers Junior Curator Camp, Monday-Friday, July 18-22. Participants will work to create their own exhibit to display at the History Center with an exhibit opening on Friday, July 22 at 2 p.m. Cost is $75 per person. Students will learn how to […]

Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

July 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Mark your calendars and bring the little ones for a special program exploring Oklahoma’s past. Each Wednesday in June and July from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the History Center hosts Okietales. Okietales is a one-of-a-kind reading and storytelling time where kids can hear and see history! Every Wednesday we will dive into history with […]

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History Pioneers Junior Curator Camp, Oklahoma History Center

History Pioneers Junior Curator Camp, Oklahoma History Center

July 18 - 22

The Oklahoma History Center invites kids ages 8 to 12 to participate in History Pioneers Junior Curator Camp, Monday-Friday, July 18-22. Participants will work to create their own exhibit to display at the History Center with an exhibit opening on Friday, July 22 at 2 p.m. Cost is $75 per person. Students will learn how to […]

Mysteries of the Mansion tour, Overholser Mansion

Mysteries of the Mansion tour, Overholser Mansion

July 21

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 […]

Oklahoma Historic Preservation Review Committee Meeting

Oklahoma Historic Preservation Review Committee Meeting

July 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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 […]

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History Pioneers Junior Curator Camp, Oklahoma History Center

History Pioneers Junior Curator Camp, Oklahoma History Center

July 18 - 22

The Oklahoma History Center invites kids ages 8 to 12 to participate in History Pioneers Junior Curator Camp, Monday-Friday, July 18-22. Participants will work to create their own exhibit to display at the History Center with an exhibit opening on Friday, July 22 at 2 p.m. Cost is $75 per person. Students will learn how to […]

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“Movies and Cartoons” Pioneer Family Fun Day, Pioneer Woman Museum

“Movies and Cartoons” Pioneer Family Fun Day, Pioneer Woman Museum

July 23

Families of up to six people can join in on the fun for only $5. The activities are designed so that participants can come and go from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Each week’s activities are preplanned and more information can be found at www.facebook.com/PioneerWomanMuseum. Most activities are appropriate for ages 6 and up, but […]

Director’s Tour, Overholser Mansion

Director’s Tour, Overholser Mansion

July 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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 […]

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Research Book Sale, Oklahoma History Center

Research Book Sale, Oklahoma History Center

July 27 - 30

The Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center will hold a summer book sale July 27-30. Shop rare and out-of-print books about genealogy, military history, Oklahoma history, literature, and more. The sale will include records, periodicals, and prints of historic maps and photos. Open 10am to 5pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday; hours are 10am to 3pm […]

Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

July 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Mark your calendars and bring the little ones for a special program exploring Oklahoma’s past. Each Wednesday in June and July from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the History Center hosts Okietales. Okietales is a one-of-a-kind reading and storytelling time where kids can hear and see history! Every Wednesday we will dive into history with […]

Voter Records Lunch & Learn, Oklahoma History Center

Voter Records Lunch & Learn, Oklahoma History Center

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

Join the OHS Research Center for a Lunch & Learn Lecture exploring election and voter registration records. Everyone who votes in Oklahoma uses the same type of ballot scanned by the same type of machine and counted by the same kind of computer in every county. Bryan Dean will enlighten us about today’s voter registration […]

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Research Book Sale, Oklahoma History Center

Research Book Sale, Oklahoma History Center

July 27 - 30

The Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center will hold a summer book sale July 27-30. Shop rare and out-of-print books about genealogy, military history, Oklahoma history, literature, and more. The sale will include records, periodicals, and prints of historic maps and photos. Open 10am to 5pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday; hours are 10am to 3pm […]

National History Day Boot Camp, Oklahoma History Center

National History Day Boot Camp, Oklahoma History Center

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Teachers are invited to attend the National History Day Boot Camp Thursday, July 28, 2016, from 10am – 4pm, at the Oklahoma History Center. Attendees will learn the 2017-2018 theme, primary sources available in the area, how to conduct research, and the different types of projects. To participate, register online, contact education@okhistory.org, or call (405) […]

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Research Book Sale, Oklahoma History Center

Research Book Sale, Oklahoma History Center

July 27 - 30

The Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center will hold a summer book sale July 27-30. Shop rare and out-of-print books about genealogy, military history, Oklahoma history, literature, and more. The sale will include records, periodicals, and prints of historic maps and photos. Open 10am to 5pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday; hours are 10am to 3pm […]

Summer Sizzler Genealogy Workshop, Oklahoma History Center

Summer Sizzler Genealogy Workshop, Oklahoma History Center

July 29 - 30

The Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center and the Oklahoma Genealogical Society are hosting the annual Summer Sizzler, a two-day genealogy workshop at the Oklahoma History Center. Friday, July 29 – Preserving Your Family Treasures This archival preservation workshop will be presented by Oklahoma Historical Society staff. Learn how to use archival standards to preserve your photos, […]

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Research Book Sale, Oklahoma History Center

Research Book Sale, Oklahoma History Center

July 27 - 30

The Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center will hold a summer book sale July 27-30. Shop rare and out-of-print books about genealogy, military history, Oklahoma history, literature, and more. The sale will include records, periodicals, and prints of historic maps and photos. Open 10am to 5pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday; hours are 10am to 3pm […]

Summer Sizzler Genealogy Workshop, Oklahoma History Center

Summer Sizzler Genealogy Workshop, Oklahoma History Center

July 29 - 30

The Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center and the Oklahoma Genealogical Society are hosting the annual Summer Sizzler, a two-day genealogy workshop at the Oklahoma History Center. Friday, July 29 – Preserving Your Family Treasures This archival preservation workshop will be presented by Oklahoma Historical Society staff. Learn how to use archival standards to preserve your photos, […]

“Happy Trails” Pioneer Family Fun Day, Pioneer Woman Museum

“Happy Trails” Pioneer Family Fun Day, Pioneer Woman Museum

July 30

“Happy Trails has come to mean a lot to us. It is our end of the summer salute and this year should be a blast. We have a whole list of activities from years past and a few surprises in store for this year,” said Museum Director Robbin Davis Families of up to six people […]

Director’s Tour, Overholser Mansion

Director’s Tour, Overholser Mansion

July 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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 […]

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