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Section 106 Review Process

Section 106 Review Process

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The State Historic Preservation Office holds workshops twice a year which are free to the public. This half-day workshop is designed to provide the basics about Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and how the process works in Oklahoma. Specific topics that will be addressed include who is responsible for Section 106 compliance, […]

Determination of Eligibility under Section 106

Determination of Eligibility under Section 106

May 4 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The State Historic Preservation Office holds workshops twice a year which are free to the public. This session provides a step-by-step description of how to document standing structures for the State Historic Preservation Office’s review . Specific topics on the workshop agenda include a discussion of the National Register of Historic Places Criteria for Evaluation, […]

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Working with the National Register of Historic Places

Working with the National Register of Historic Places

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

The State Historic Preservation Office holds workshops twice a year which are free to the public. The National Register of Historic Places is the foundation of the SHPO’s programs, and a basic understanding of the register is essential for those involved in historic preservation at all levels of government and in the private sector. This […]

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Murrell Home Living History Education Day

Murrell Home Living History Education Day

May 6

The George M. Murrell Home Historic Site, just south of Tahlequah, will host its 6th Annual Living History Education Day on Friday, May 6, 2016. Public, private, and home school students, ages K-12, are invited to attend the program. Living history interpreters will demonstrate a variety of nineteenth century activities, ranging from animal husbandry to […]

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Archaeology Day at Spiro Mounds

Archaeology Day at Spiro Mounds

May 7

The Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center will hold it 11th annual Archaeology Day on May 7, 2016. This day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Spiro Mounds site will celebrate its 37th year of increasing awareness of Oklahoma archaeology. As a bonus Archaeology Day will be a free day with no entrance fees will be […]

May Day Celebration, Murrell Home

May Day Celebration, Murrell Home

May 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The George M. Murrell Home Historic Site will host its annual May Day Celebration on Saturday, May 7, 2016. A celebration of the beginning of the growing season on the 19th-century plantation, the event will feature entertainment, food and living history demonstrations. Activities will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. Music, lawn […]

First Saturday Hands-On History, Oklahoma History Center

First Saturday Hands-On History, Oklahoma History Center

May 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

On the first Saturday of every month the Oklahoma History Center will offer a special Hands-On History program from 1 to 4 p.m. Each month the program will focus on a particular theme and create learning opportunities connected to that theme. The activities will target children of all ages but adults are welcome to participate. […]

Director’s Tour, Overholser Mansion

Director’s Tour, Overholser Mansion

May 7 @ 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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Brown Bag Lunch & Learn, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

May 11

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid will offer a Brown Bag Lunch & Learn program at the Village Church at noon. The topic of the program will be “The Cold War,” presented by Justin Prince, professor at Oklahoma State University.

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Tonkawa POW Camp, Pioneer Woman Museum

Tonkawa POW Camp, Pioneer Woman Museum

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Join us Saturday, May 14, for a presentation about the history of the World War II prisoner of war camp in Tonkawa, Oklahoma. Speaker Rex Ackerson will discuss the development of the camp, why it was in Tonkawa, and the history of the camp. Ackerson will also touch on the repatriation of the prisoners to […]

Director’s Tour, Overholser Mansion

Director’s Tour, Overholser Mansion

May 14 @ 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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“Mysteries of the Mansion” tour, Overholser Mansion

“Mysteries of the Mansion” tour, Overholser Mansion

May 19

“Mysteries of the Mansion” will take place at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. These extended tours will allow guests to tour the mansion at night, examine archival materials, and hear some amazing stories. Guests are asked to RSVP in advance. Cost for the tour is $20 per person. To make a […]

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Tatting Lace Making workshop, Chisholm Trail Museum

Tatting Lace Making workshop, Chisholm Trail Museum

May 21

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.

“From Barrells and Boxes to Feed Sacks” Exhibit & Lecture, Sod House Museum

“From Barrells and Boxes to Feed Sacks” Exhibit & Lecture, Sod House Museum

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Sod House museum presents a new exhibit, “From Barrels and Boxes to Feed Sacks,” for visitors to enjoy when visiting the museum. The display features bonnets, aprons, garments, a sugar crystal bag and feed sacks, along with a 100-pound bag for Cherokee Chief Egg Mash, manufactured by the Cherokee Grain Company in Cherokee, Oklahoma. […]

Hat Making Class, Pioneer Woman Museum

Hat Making Class, Pioneer Woman Museum

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

On May 21, the Pioneer Woman Museum will offer a hat making class with instructor Barbary Byrd. In this fun, hands-on, and interactive class each participant will take away their own handmade and decorated hat. Basic hand sewing skills encouraged buy not required. Ages 12 and older. The class fee is $40 per person and […]

Director’s Tour, Overholser Mansion

Director’s Tour, Overholser Mansion

May 21 @ 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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Choctaw Records Lunch & Learn, Oklahoma History Center

Choctaw Records Lunch & Learn, Oklahoma History Center

May 25 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

The Office of American Indian Culture and Preservation (AICP) of the Oklahoma Historical Society will hold a Lunch & Learn workshop on Choctaw Indian records on Wednesday, May 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The program will highlight the Choctaw National Records of 1856-1906, the manuscript holdings of the Oklahoma Historical Society and oral […]

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Family Saturday, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

Family Saturday, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

May 28

Saturday May 28 is Family Saturday at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center. Visit the center for World War II living history activities in the “Keep ’em Flying” exhibit.

Director’s Tour, Overholser Mansion

Director’s Tour, Overholser Mansion

May 28 @ 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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