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July 2017

Family Day at the Ranch, Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch

July 1, 10:00 am2:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 4 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 7, 2017
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, June 3, 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…

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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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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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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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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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Memorial Service, Honey Springs Battlefield Historic Site

July 17
Honey Springs Battlefield Historic Site,
101601 South 4232 Road Checotah, OK 74426

Join the Oklahoma Historical Society on Saturday, July 17, 2017, 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 Indian Territory. The service will begin at 10 am.

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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
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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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“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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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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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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Pioneer Family Fun Days, Pioneer Woman Museum

July 22
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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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Memoir Writing workshop, Chisholm Trail Museum

July 25, 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 25, 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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Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

July 26, 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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Pioneer Family Fun Days, Pioneer Woman Museum

July 29
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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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Kilgen Organ performance, Oklahoma History Center

July 31, 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Oklahoma History Center,
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center will hold a performance featuring the historic Kilgen Organ on July 31, 2017, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. Tickets are $20 for the general public and $10 for members of the Oklahoma Historical Society and may be reserved by calling 405-522-0765. The performance history of this Kilgen Organ dates back to April 13, 1936, when it premiered to the radio audience of WKY, broadcasting from the Skirvin Tower in downtown Oklahoma City. Beginning just a…

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August 2017

Research book sale, Oklahoma History Center

August 2August 5
Oklahoma History Center,
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Visit the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center book sale August 2–5, 2017. The sale will include rare and out-of-print books, genealogical materials, prints of maps and photographs, and more!

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Family Day at the Ranch, Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch

August 5, 10:00 am2:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 4 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 7, 2017
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, June 3, 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…

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First Saturday Hands-On History program, Oklahoma History Center

August 5, 1:00 pm4:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center,
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On the first Saturday of each month, the Oklahoma History Center will offer a special Hands-On History program from 1 to 4 pm. Each month the program focuses on a new theme with learning opportunities connected to that theme. The theme for the August program is "Back to School." These programs encourage participation in historically based crafts and activities. The activities target children of all ages, but adults are always welcome to participate. First Saturday Hands-on History programs are free…

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Tracks and Tracking program, Fort Towson Historic Site

August 12, 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Fort Towson Historic Site,
HC 63 Box 1580 Fort Towson, OK 74735

The Fort Towson Historic Site will offer a demonstration on tracking animals on Saturday, August 12, 2017. With hunting season fast approaching, learn how to identify tracks and techniques for locating animals. Omar Reed will speak on these methods from 1 to 3pm. This demonstration will be located inside the museum.

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