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June 2017

Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

June 28, 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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“Kyle Dillingham: Memories of the Grand Old Opry” program, Museum of the Western Prairie

June 29
Museum of the Western Prairie,
1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

Join the Museum of the Western Prairie for the grand opening of the newly renovated Museum courtyard and hear fiddler extraordinaire Kyle Dillingham celebrate the Grand Ole Opry, the radio show that forever cemented country music's role in American culture. The opening will be held Thursday, June 29, 2017. The courtyard will open at 6:30 pm. Visitors will also enjoy a companion exhibition that documents the radio show known as the "home of American music." Gordon Gillingham's photographs of Minnie…

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July 2017

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

July 1
Oklahoma History Center,
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center will open its newest exhibit, The Art of Speed: Oklahomans and Fast Cars, on Saturday, July 1. This six-week exhibit will feature twenty-two unique and, in some cases, one-of-a-kind automobiles from the private collections of several Oklahomans. The exhibit will be organized by eras and will include cars dating from 1900 to modern day. Among the cars on display will be a Mercer, Franklin, Cord, Pontiac, Corvette, Ferrari, Porsche, and Jaguar. Art of Speed will be…

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Family Day at the Ranch, Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch

July 1, 10:00 am2:00 pm
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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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Fourth at the Fort, Fort Gibson Historic Site

July 4
Fort Gibson Historic Site,
907 North Garrison Avenue Fort Gibson, OK 74434

Fort Gibson Historic Site will host its annual Fourth at the Fort event on Tuesday, July 4. This free event will be held in the air-conditioned barracks and attendees will learn more about the fort's history. A ceremony will take place at 1 pm. Please call 918-478-4088 for more information.

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Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

July 5, 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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Pioneer Family Fun Days, Pioneer Woman Museum

July 8
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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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Quilting workshop with Martha Ray, Sod House Museum

July 8, 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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Primitive Fishing Techniques demonstration, Fort Towson Historic Site

July 8, 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Fort Towson Historic Site,
HC 63 Box 1580 Fort Towson, OK 74735

Visit Fort Towson Historic Site on Saturday, July 8, from 1 to 3 pm for a Primitive Fishing Techniques demonstration. Harvesting fish as a food source was as important in the past as it is today, but the methods were different. Come learn from Timothy Hollingshed as he demonstrates and these techniques, covering everything from spears and traps, to poles and hooks, and modern technology. This demonstration will be located inside the museum.

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Memoir Writing workshop, Chisholm Trail Museum

July 11, 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 11, 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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Antique Agriculture Teachers Institute, George M. Murrell Home

July 12
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Daily until July 14, 2017
George M. Murrell Home,
19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

The Oklahoma Historical Society is pleased to announce the Antique Agriculture Teachers Institute set for July 12–14, 2017, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. The Antique Agriculture Teachers Institute will explore agricultural history and preservation of heritage skills and techniques. Conference participants will learn about plantation agriculture in the mid-nineteenth century in Indian Territory, including horticulture, animal husbandry, food preservation and preparation, and plant uses. Teachers will then receive information on how to incorporate lessons into the classroom. Multiple subjects will be covered,…

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Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

July 12, 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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“Chisholm Trail Movies” Brown Bag Lunch and Learn program by Don Reeves, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

July 12, 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, July 12, at noon in the Village Church. Don Reeves, curator at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, will present "Chisholm Trail Movies." Attendees are welcome to bring their lunches and learn something new! For more information please call 580-237-1907.

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Antique Agriculture Teachers Institute, George M. Murrell Home

July 13
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Daily until July 14, 2017
George M. Murrell Home,
19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

The Oklahoma Historical Society is pleased to announce the Antique Agriculture Teachers Institute set for July 12–14, 2017, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. The Antique Agriculture Teachers Institute will explore agricultural history and preservation of heritage skills and techniques. Conference participants will learn about plantation agriculture in the mid-nineteenth century in Indian Territory, including horticulture, animal husbandry, food preservation and preparation, and plant uses. Teachers will then receive information on how to incorporate lessons into the classroom. Multiple subjects will be covered,…

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Antique Agriculture Teachers Institute, George M. Murrell Home

July 14
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Daily until July 14, 2017
George M. Murrell Home,
19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

The Oklahoma Historical Society is pleased to announce the Antique Agriculture Teachers Institute set for July 12–14, 2017, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. The Antique Agriculture Teachers Institute will explore agricultural history and preservation of heritage skills and techniques. Conference participants will learn about plantation agriculture in the mid-nineteenth century in Indian Territory, including horticulture, animal husbandry, food preservation and preparation, and plant uses. Teachers will then receive information on how to incorporate lessons into the classroom. Multiple subjects will be covered,…

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A Night with Our Leaders, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

July 14, 6:30 pm8:00 pm
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center,
507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid is pleased to host a new event entitled A Night with Our Leaders on Friday, July 14. The museum will come to life after dark as guests are introduced to significant community leaders who shaped northwest Oklahoma. Six of the community leaders featured on the "Lessons of Leadership" panels sprinkled throughout the main exhibit gallery will be brought to life. Attendees will enjoy portrayals of Henry Bass, Laura Crews, Angie Debo, Marquis…

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Memorial Service, Honey Springs Battlefield Historic Site

July 15
Honey Springs Battlefield Historic Site,
101601 South 4232 Road Checotah, OK 74426

Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center is honored to announce a memorial service honoring the 154th anniversary of the Battle of Honey Springs near Checotah, Oklahoma, on Saturday, July 15, at 10:30 am. The service commemorates the largest of approximately 107 documented Civil War military engagements throughout Indian Territory, in present-day Oklahoma. The engagement took place on July 17, 1863, just two weeks after the famous Battles of Gettysburg and Vicksburg. Approximately 9,000 Union and Confederate troops, mostly American Indians…

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Pioneer Family Fun Days, Pioneer Woman Museum

July 15
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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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Third Saturday Living History program, George M. Murrell Home

July 15, 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

July 15, 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, July 15. 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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Junior Curator Camp, Oklahoma History Center

July 17, 10:00 am3:00 pm
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Daily until July 21, 2017
Oklahoma History Center,
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Junior Curator Camp is back this summer at the Oklahoma History Center. Students age eight to twelve can participate in this week-long camp. The theme for this year's camp is space. Participants will learn about Oklahomans in space, explore the job of a museum curator, and visit behind-the-scenes at the Oklahoma History Center. The camp is July 17–July 21, 2017, and activities are from 10 am to 3 pm each day. Registration is $100 per person. Click to register online.

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Junior Curator Camp, Oklahoma History Center

July 18, 10:00 am3:00 pm
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Daily until July 21, 2017
Oklahoma History Center,
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Junior Curator Camp is back this summer at the Oklahoma History Center. Students age eight to twelve can participate in this week-long camp. The theme for this year's camp is space. Participants will learn about Oklahomans in space, explore the job of a museum curator, and visit behind-the-scenes at the Oklahoma History Center. The camp is July 17–July 21, 2017, and activities are from 10 am to 3 pm each day. Registration is $100 per person. Click to register online.

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Junior Curator Camp, Oklahoma History Center

July 19, 10:00 am3:00 pm
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Daily until July 21, 2017
Oklahoma History Center,
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Junior Curator Camp is back this summer at the Oklahoma History Center. Students age eight to twelve can participate in this week-long camp. The theme for this year's camp is space. Participants will learn about Oklahomans in space, explore the job of a museum curator, and visit behind-the-scenes at the Oklahoma History Center. The camp is July 17–July 21, 2017, and activities are from 10 am to 3 pm each day. Registration is $100 per person. Click to register online.

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Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

July 19, 10:30 am11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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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“Mysteries of the Manuscripts” Lunch & Learn program, Oklahoma History Center

July 19, 11:30 am1:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center,
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The OHS Research Center will present "Mysteries of the Manuscripts," on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. OHS Manuscripts Archivist Mallory Covington will speak about materials are included in the manuscript collection and how to use the collection for historical, genealogical, and general research. Mallory will explain how to search and understand the catalog. This program will also explore some of the newer collections that OHS has received and processed and the various indexes available. "Mysteries of the Manuscripts" will also preview…

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Historic Preservation Review Committee meeting, Oklahoma History Center

July 20
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 24 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 19, 2017
Oklahoma History Center,
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

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 2017. 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 include William P. Corbett (Historian, Tahlequah); Ron Frantz (Architect, Oklahoma City); John D. Hartley (Prehistoric Archeologist, Norman); Arn Henderson (Architectural Historian, Norman); and Charles S.…

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Junior Curator Camp, Oklahoma History Center

July 20, 10:00 am3:00 pm
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Daily until July 21, 2017
Oklahoma History Center,
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Junior Curator Camp is back this summer at the Oklahoma History Center. Students age eight to twelve can participate in this week-long camp. The theme for this year's camp is space. Participants will learn about Oklahomans in space, explore the job of a museum curator, and visit behind-the-scenes at the Oklahoma History Center. The camp is July 17–July 21, 2017, and activities are from 10 am to 3 pm each day. Registration is $100 per person. Click to register online.

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Milam Lecture Series presentation by Bill Keith, Will Rogers Memorial

July 20, 6:00 pm7:00 pm
Will Rogers Memorial Museum,
1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

Join the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore as its Milam Lecture Series continues on Thursday, July 20, at 6 pm. Author Bill Keith will share information from his book entitled From One Fire: The Story of Cherokee Chief Bill John Baker (Stonegate Publishing Co., 2016). The presentation is free, open to the public, and will be held in the Will Rogers Theatre.

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Mysteries of the Mansion tour, Henry Overholser Mansion

July 20, 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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Junior Curator Camp, Oklahoma History Center

July 21, 10:00 am3:00 pm
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Daily until July 21, 2017
Oklahoma History Center,
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Junior Curator Camp is back this summer at the Oklahoma History Center. Students age eight to twelve can participate in this week-long camp. The theme for this year's camp is space. Participants will learn about Oklahomans in space, explore the job of a museum curator, and visit behind-the-scenes at the Oklahoma History Center. The camp is July 17–July 21, 2017, and activities are from 10 am to 3 pm each day. Registration is $100 per person. Click to register online.

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