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Antique Doll Exhibit Opens at Drummond Home

Antique Doll Exhibit Opens at Drummond Home

February 3

The Fred Drummond Home in Hominy will host an Antique Doll exhibit throughout the entire month of February. This exhibit will feature a wide array of German-made dolls, including dolls by Armand Marseille, Kestner, and Koppelsdorf. There also will be a large group of china and porcelain dolls. Of course, paper dolls will be included […]

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President James Madison, the “Father of the Constitution”, Oklahoma History Center

President James Madison, the “Father of the Constitution”, Oklahoma History Center

February 4

The Oklahoma History Center is honored to present Bryan Austin as the 4th President of the United States, James Madison. This performance will take place on Thursday, February 4, at 7 p.m. There is no charge for this event; however, seating is limited so an early arrival is recommended. Currently, Mr. Austin represents The Colonial […]

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World War II Event, Fort Washita Historic Site

World War II Event, Fort Washita Historic Site

February 5

Contact Fort Washita Historic Site to find out more.

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Director’s Tour, Overholser Mansion

Director’s Tour, Overholser Mansion

February 6

The Henry Overholser Mansion in Oklahoma City will offer a new program this month. Visitors to the mansion will have 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 […]

World War II Event, Fort Washita Historic Site

World War II Event, Fort Washita Historic Site

February 6

Contact Fort Washita Historic Site to find out more.

Milliners Class: Red Hats for Valentine’s Day, Oklahoma History Center

Milliners Class: Red Hats for Valentine’s Day, Oklahoma History Center

February 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join the Oklahoma History Center for a day of fun and hat-making. Learn the history of Edwardian milliners and create your own red hat for Valentine’s Day! On Saturday, February 6, the class will construct 1890s-style Edwardian hats from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Class participants will work with assistance one on one to complete […]

First Saturday Hands-On History, Oklahoma History Center

First Saturday Hands-On History, Oklahoma History Center

February 6 @ 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. […]

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World War II Event, Fort Washita Historic Site

World War II Event, Fort Washita Historic Site

February 7

Contact Fort Washita Historic Site to find out more.

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Mountain-Plains Museums Association Meeting

Mountain-Plains Museums Association Meeting

February 9 - 11

The Oklahoma History Center and other cultural organizations in Oklahoma City will host 25 staff and directors of the Mountain-Plains Museums Association (MPMA). The conference planning meeting will take place Tuesday, February 9, through Thursday, February 11, in preparation for a major museum conference to be held in Oklahoma City in October. MPMA is holding […]

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Mountain-Plains Museums Association Meeting

Mountain-Plains Museums Association Meeting

February 9 - 11

The Oklahoma History Center and other cultural organizations in Oklahoma City will host 25 staff and directors of the Mountain-Plains Museums Association (MPMA). The conference planning meeting will take place Tuesday, February 9, through Thursday, February 11, in preparation for a major museum conference to be held in Oklahoma City in October. MPMA is holding […]

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn at CSRHC

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn at CSRHC

February 10

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid will host a Brown Bag Lunch & Learn on Wednesday, February 10. The program will begin at noon in the Humphrey Heritage Village Church. For more information contact the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center.

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Mountain-Plains Museums Association Meeting

Mountain-Plains Museums Association Meeting

February 9 - 11

The Oklahoma History Center and other cultural organizations in Oklahoma City will host 25 staff and directors of the Mountain-Plains Museums Association (MPMA). The conference planning meeting will take place Tuesday, February 9, through Thursday, February 11, in preparation for a major museum conference to be held in Oklahoma City in October. MPMA is holding […]

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“Stars on Their Shoulders: Military Uniforms of the 20th Century” Exhibit Opening

“Stars on Their Shoulders: Military Uniforms of the 20th Century” Exhibit Opening

February 13

The Chisholm Trail Museum is proud to announce the grand opening of a temporary exhibit highlighting the evolution of United States military general’s uniforms throughout the 20th century. The exhibit will open to the public on Saturday, February 13, at 1 p.m. It will showcase the T. S. Akers Collection, the largest privately owned collection […]

Director’s Tour, Overholser Mansion

Director’s Tour, Overholser Mansion

February 13

The Henry Overholser Mansion in Oklahoma City will offer a new program this month. Visitors to the mansion will have 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 […]

Quilting Workshop at the Sod House Museum

Quilting Workshop at the Sod House Museum

February 13 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Join the Sod House Museum in Aline for a free quilting workshop with instructor Martha Ray. The workshop will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Please call 580-463-2441 for more information.

James Herman Banning Documentary Screening

James Herman Banning Documentary Screening

February 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

On Saturday, February 13, the Oklahoma History Center will show a documentary about James Herman Banning, the first African American to fly from coast to coast across the United States. The program begins at 11am and is free with museum admission.

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“Mysteries of the Mansion” tour, Overholser Mansion

“Mysteries of the Mansion” tour, Overholser Mansion

February 18

“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. ┬áTo make a reservation for this tour, please call 405-525-5325 or […]

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“Freedom’s Hope: In Search of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness” with Jana Brown, Sod House Museum

“Freedom’s Hope: In Search of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness” with Jana Brown, Sod House Museum

February 20

Professor Jana Brown from Northwestern Oklahoma State University will be at the Sod House Museum on Saturday, February 20, at 10 a.m. to present an overview of black history in Oklahoma and the struggles faced by African Americans. Brown will discuss some examples of the fulfillment of the freedmen’s goals as well as some struggles […]

Tatting Lace Making workshop, Chisholm Trail Museum

Tatting Lace Making workshop, Chisholm Trail Museum

February 20

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.

Director’s Tour, Overholser Mansion

Director’s Tour, Overholser Mansion

February 20

The Henry Overholser Mansion in Oklahoma City will offer a new program this month. Visitors to the mansion will have 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 […]

The History of the NAACP in Oklahoma City

The History of the NAACP in Oklahoma City

February 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Oklahoma History Center continues our Black History Month programming with a special presentation from Garland Pruitt. Pruitt is the president of the Oklahoma City Chapter of the NAACP. The program begins at 11am and is free with museum admission.

Murrell Home Living History

Murrell Home Living History

February 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The George M. Murrell Home Historic Site in Park Hill offers a monthly living history program. The 1845 Cherokee plantation home will host a different historical demonstration or activity every third Saturday of the month. Museum visitors will see interpreters in period dress performing tasks in a living history capacity. Guests can expect to see […]

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Rosenwald Documentary Screening, Oklahoma History Center

Rosenwald Documentary Screening, Oklahoma History Center

February 23

On Tuesday, February 23, the Oklahoma History Center will host a screening of the film Rosenwald: The Remarkable Story of a Jewish Partnership with African American Communities. The acclaimed director, Aviva Kempner, also produced The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg and Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg. The documentary is presented by the National Center for Jewish […]

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“Trappings of the Cherokee Strip” exhibit opening, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

“Trappings of the Cherokee Strip” exhibit opening, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

February 27

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid will host its fourth annual “Trappings of the Cherokee Strip” exhibit. It will include an invitational show and sale of fine Western art and custom cowboy gear. “Trappings of the Cherokee Strip” will open to the public on Saturday, February 27, and will remain open through Saturday, […]

Director’s Tour, Overholser Mansion

Director’s Tour, Overholser Mansion

February 27

The Henry Overholser Mansion in Oklahoma City will offer a new program this month. Visitors to the mansion will have 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 […]

African American Education in Oklahoma, with Dr. Donnie L. Nero Sr.

African American Education in Oklahoma, with Dr. Donnie L. Nero Sr.

February 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

On Saturday, February 27, the Oklahoma History Center welcomes Dr. Donnie Nero Sr. Dr. Nero will speak about the history of African American education in Oklahoma. Dr. Nero is president of the Oklahoma African American Educators Hall of Fame and former president of Connors State College.

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