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November 2017

Honey Springs Education Day, Honey Springs Battlefield Historic Site

November 3
Honey Springs Battlefield Historic Site, 101601 South 4232 Road Checotah, OK 74426

On Friday, November 3, 2017, the Honey Springs Battlefield Historic Site will offer an Education Day for students and school groups from 9 am to 3 pm. Education Day is free but preregistration is required. Reenactments on Saturday, November 4, and Sunday, November 5, will be open to the public. Contact honeysprings@okhistory.org more more information. Education Day Registration

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Genealogy on the Web, Oklahoma History Center

November 3, 10:00 am4:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Rose State College and the OHS Research Center are teaming up to offer a Genealogy on the Web class. This class will acquaint researchers with a wide variety of little-known resources used by genealogists and librarians. Participants will learn how to locate free resources including genealogical books, records, and periodicals worldwide and how to search those sources. Registration is $39 and lunch is included. The class meets on Friday, November 3, 2017, from 10 am to 4 pm in the…

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Honey Springs Battle Reenactment, Honey Springs Battlefield Historic Site

November 4November 5
Honey Springs Battlefield Historic Site, 101601 South 4232 Road Checotah, OK 74426

The Reenactment of the Battle of Honey Springs will be November 4–5, 2017. There will be activities throughout the day and the reenactment begins at 1 pm on both days. Admission is $5 for adults; children twelve and under are free. For details about activities, parking, and more visit the visit the Battle Reenactment page. Friday, November 3, 2017, will be an Education Day for students and school groups from 9 am to 3 pm. Education Day is free but…

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Firefighting in the Strip exhibit closes, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

November 4
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

On September 29, the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid opened an exhibit entitled Firefighting in the Strip. It will be on display in the J. E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation Gallery through Saturday, November 4. For more information please call 580-237-1907.

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First Saturday Hands-On History program, Oklahoma History Center

November 4, 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 November program will celebrate American Indian Month and Hispanic Heritage Month. 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…

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Tracing Your Roots, Oklahoma History Center

November 4, 1:00 pm4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, repeating until November 18, 2017

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

Four Saturday sessions: October 28, November 4, 11, 18 | 1:00–4:30 pm The University of Central Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Historical Society will present this four-week class. This course is designed to teach individuals the basics of genealogy. Topics include the following: how to begin your genealogical search, record keeping, software; census records; vital records; using newspapers for genealogical research; America Indian genealogical research tools; beginning DNA; how to search for heritage online; how to obtain free resources that are…

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The Wall That Heals, Oklahoma History Center

November 9November 12
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Visit The Wall That Heals traveling exhibition and mobile education center at the Oklahoma History Center November 9–12, 2017. This exhibit features a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. The Wall That Heals lists the names of more than 58,000 service members who fell in the Vietnam War. The names are arranged chronologically by date of casualty, so that those who died together may be forever linked. Locating a Name Visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund…

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Quilting workshop with Martha Ray, Sod House Museum

November 11, 9:00 am11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until 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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Military Day program, Fort Towson Historic Site

November 11, 10:00 am2:00 pm
Fort Towson Historic Site, HC 63 Box 1580 Fort Towson, OK 74735

Visit Fort Towson for Military Day on Saturday, November 11, 2017. This event will explore the military history of the fort from 10 am to 2 pm. Several demonstrations are scheduled to run simultaneously. First, stop and visit the sutler to learn about trade in the 1800s. Then, watch military maneuvers, learn Fort Towson history from knowledgeable interpreters, and see the cannon fire.

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Tracing Your Roots, Oklahoma History Center

November 11, 1:00 pm4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, repeating until November 18, 2017

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

Four Saturday sessions: October 28, November 4, 11, 18 | 1:00–4:30 pm The University of Central Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Historical Society will present this four-week class. This course is designed to teach individuals the basics of genealogy. Topics include the following: how to begin your genealogical search, record keeping, software; census records; vital records; using newspapers for genealogical research; America Indian genealogical research tools; beginning DNA; how to search for heritage online; how to obtain free resources that are…

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Memoir Writing workshop, Chisholm Trail Museum

November 14, 2:00 pm4:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 2:00pm on [day], repeating until December 12, 2017

Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

The Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher will host a Memoir Writing workshop on Tuesday 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 history. Memoir…

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Mysteries of the Mansion tour, Henry Overholser Mansion

November 16, 7:00 pm9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until 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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Southeastern Beadwork I class, Oklahoma History Center

November 18, 10:30 am4:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center will host Martha Berry, Cherokee National Living Treasure and nationally renowned beadwork artist, for a Southeastern-style beadwork class on Saturday, November 18, 2017, from 10:30 am to 4 pm. The cost for the class $150 and includes all materials necessary to produce a traditional bandolier bag; lunch is also included. This class is open to participants eighteen and older. Class size is limited and registration is required. You can find out more about Martha Berry by…

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Third Saturday Living History program, George M. Murrell Home

November 18, 1:00 pm4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until 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 pm. 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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Tracing Your Roots, Oklahoma History Center

November 18, 1:00 pm4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, repeating until November 18, 2017

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

Four Saturday sessions: October 28, November 4, 11, 18 | 1:00–4:30 pm The University of Central Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Historical Society will present this four-week class. This course is designed to teach individuals the basics of genealogy. Topics include the following: how to begin your genealogical search, record keeping, software; census records; vital records; using newspapers for genealogical research; America Indian genealogical research tools; beginning DNA; how to search for heritage online; how to obtain free resources that are…

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Tatting workshop, Chisholm Trail Museum

November 18, 1:00 pm4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 16, 2017

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. 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. Tatting workshops are held on the third Saturday of each month. Please call 405-375-5176 or email ctokmuseum@gmail.com for more information.

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Memoir Writing workshop, Chisholm Trail Museum

November 28, 2:00 pm4:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 2:00pm on [day], repeating until December 12, 2017

Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

The Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher will host a Memoir Writing workshop on Tuesday 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 history. Memoir…

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December 2017

Tax Incentives for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings, Oklahoma History Center

December 6, 10:30 am12:30 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office December workshop series will be held December 6–8, 2017, at the Oklahoma History Center. Tax Incentives for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings Participants will learn about the federal and state investment tax credits for certified rehabilitation of a certified historic structure. A detailed discussion of the Historic Preservation Certification Application, Parts 1, 2, and 3 will guide owners and developers in successfully preparing the information needed for the State Historic Preservation Office to review…

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The Secretary’s Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings, Oklahoma History Center

December 6, 1:30 pm4:30 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office December workshop series will be held December 6–8, 2017, at the Oklahoma History Center. The Secretary's Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings This workshop features a discussion of the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitation. Generally known as The Standards, these common-sense principles are widely used in the historic preservation field. Whether pursuing the 20 percent federal and 20 percent state tax credits for a certified rehabilitation, planning…

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The Section 106 Review Process: A Workshop for Agency Officials and Cultural Resource Management Consultants, Oklahoma History Center

December 7, 10:30 am4:30 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office December workshop series will be held December 6–8, 2017, at the Oklahoma History Center. The Section 106 Review Process: A Workshop for Agency Officials and Cultural Resource Management Consultants Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act provides that Federal agencies must consider the effect of their undertakings on archeological and historic properties listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Topics addressed in this day-long workshop include the…

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Working with the National Register of Historic Places, Oklahoma History Center

December 8, 10:30 am4:30 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office December workshop series will be held December 6–8, 2017, at the Oklahoma History Center. Working with the National Register of Historic Places 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 workshop provides detailed information about the National Register criteria, what listing…

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Memoir Writing workshop, Chisholm Trail Museum

December 12, 2:00 pm4:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 2:00pm on [day], repeating until December 12, 2017

Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

The Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher will host a Memoir Writing workshop on Tuesday 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 history. Memoir…

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Third Saturday Living History program, George M. Murrell Home

December 16, 1:00 pm4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until 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 pm. 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

December 16, 1:00 pm4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 16, 2017

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. 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. Tatting workshops are held on the third Saturday of each month. Please call 405-375-5176 or email ctokmuseum@gmail.com for more information.

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January 2018

Kilgen Organ performance by Jelani Eddington, Oklahoma History Center

January 22, 2018
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center will hold a performance featuring Jelani Eddington and the historic Kilgen Organ on Monday, January 22, 2018. The theme for this performance will be "Great American Composers". If you would like to be notified when tickets are available for this performance, please call 405-522-0765. Eddington has been featured at numerous national and regional conventions of the American Theatre Organ Society, and has toured extensively. He has also produced and marketed more than thirty theatre organ albums…

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June 2018

Oklahoma’s 30th Annual Statewide Preservation Conference, Tulsa

June 6, 2018June 8, 2018

Details will be available in late April 2018.

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