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April 2017

Oklahoma History Conference, Hard Rock Hotel

April 26April 28
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa,
777 West Cherokee Street Catoosa, OK 74015

GOLD SPONSORAND HOST GOLD SPONSORS SILVER SPONSORS BRONZE SPONSORJohn and Roberta Carey Join the Oklahoma Historical Society for the 2017 Oklahoma History Conference at the Hard Rock Hotel in Catoosa. The theme for this year's conference is "Tall Tales and Blue Whales: The Cultural Influence of Northeastern Oklahoma." The 2017 conference will feature many optional activities: A Wednesday evening concert at the historic Cain's Ballroom featuring Oklahoma native Ernie Fields, who has put bands together for The Voice, American Idol,…

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Care and Conservation of Heirloom Quilts presentation, Pioneer Woman Museum

April 29, 10:30 am12:00 pm
Pioneer Woman Statue and Museum,
701 Monument Road Ponca City, OK 74604

Visit the Pioneer Woman Museum on Saturday, April 29, from 10:30 am to noon for the Care and Conservation of Heirloom Quilts presentation. Have an old family quilt in the closet and you are not quite sure how to take care of it? Should you wash it? Dry it? Leave it alone? Listen in with guest lecturer and local quilt artist Elsie M. Campbell. This presentation is free to attend. Campbell is an award-winning quilt maker who travels and teaches…

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May 2017

“The Log of a Cowboy” program, Museum of the Western Prairie

May 2, 7:00 pm8:00 pm
Museum of the Western Prairie,
1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

Andy Adams (1859–1935), the author of The Log of a Cowboy, is celebrated as one of the most important chroniclers of the range cattle industry and cowboys. Tracey Hanshew, an Oklahoma humanities scholar, will review Adams' account of a trail drive north from Texas with vivid descriptions of stampedes and river crossings as well as the yarns cowboys told around the campfire. This event is hosted by the Western Trail Historical Society. The program is free and open to the…

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Annual T. B. Ferguson Spring Tea and “Shabby Chic Furniture” presentation by Maggie Fauch, T. B. Ferguson Home

May 7, 2:00 pm4:00 pm
T. B. Ferguson Home,
519 North Weigle Avenue Watonga, OK 73772

Plan a visit to Watonga on Sunday, May 7, for the annual T. B. Ferguson Spring Tea. This event will be held from 2 to 4 pm and will feature a "Shabby Chic Furniture" presentation by Maggie Fauch. Please call 580-623-5069 for tickets. Built in 1901, this Victorian-style house was home to Oklahoma's sixth territorial governor and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. This property is managed by the Friends of T. B. Ferguson Home.

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Impact of April 1865 Brown Bag Lunch & Learn program by Mike Sheriff, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

May 10, 12:00 pm1:00 pm
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center,
507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center's (CSRHC) May Brown Bag presentation will be held on Wednesday, May 10, at noon in the Village Church. Mike Sheriff, an Oklahoma historian and docent at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City, speak on the impact of events that occurred in April 1865. Most people experience only a few life-changing events over their entire lifespan. However, people living in the United States underwent more life-altering trials in the month of April 1865 than…

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“The History of Quilts” lecture with Martha Ray and exhibit, Sod House Museum

May 20, 10:00 am12:00 pm
Sod House Museum,
4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

The Sod House Museum offers a new quilt exhibit featuring twenty-five quilts from the late nineteenth through the early twentieth centuries, when quilts were no longer made for mere warmth. By this time quilt makers expressed their creativity within the limits of popular decorating trends. Quilting was a time of relaxing and socializing for most women, as it was a time when the ladies of the community got together. Today, contemporary fabrics allow quilters make quilts of rich colors and…

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June 2017

Civil War Research Lunch & Learn program, Oklahoma History Center

June 21, 11:30 am1:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center,
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On June 21, 2017, the OHS Research Center will offer a Lunch & Learn program featuring Nancy Calhoun, Genealogy Librarian for the Muskogee Public Library. Civil War research falls into a class of its own. This session will help researchers identify available resources including books, free websites, and subscription websites. The program will cover both Union and Confederate materials, where the records are located and how they can be accessed, and how to put "meat on the bones" and walk…

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July 2017

“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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August 2017

Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office Lunch & Learn program, Oklahoma History Center

August 16, 11:30 am1:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center,
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Wednesday, August 16, 2017, the OHS Research Center will present a Lunch & Learn program featuring Deputy Bradley Wynn, curator of a new and previously unknown collection of the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office. Since 2013, Bradley's efforts have amassed thousands of artifacts and historical documents that are seeing the light for the first time in more than 125 years. He will share details about how his agency is preserving and curating this unique collection, from original sheriff's journals and…

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