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September 2017

Mysteries of the Mansion tour, Henry Overholser Mansion

September 21, 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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Leaf and Flower Printing class, Oklahoma History Center

September 23, 1:00 pm4:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center,
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Revel in the beauty of nature and create handmade cards or paper artwork! Participants will survey local plant species and make their own leaf or flower print. The cost of the class is $12 and includes all supplies. All ages are welcome; space is limited and registration is required. For more information please contact education@okhistory.org or 405-522-0793. Register Online

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October 2017

Family Day at the Ranch, Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch

October 7, 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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Doaksville Candlelight Tours, Fort Towson Historic Site

October 13October 14
Fort Towson Historic Site,
HC 63 Box 1580 Fort Towson, OK 74735

Visit Fort Towson Historic Site for a unique and historical nighttime tour. The tour will begin with a hayride through the Fort Towson cemetery. Tour guides will then lead visitors through the walking portion of the trail. Multiple stops will allow visitors to learn the history of the fort from interpreters in period dress. The tour will end with a hayride back to the entrance. The Candlelight tours are available from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, with a tour beginning every…

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Quilting workshop with Martha Ray, Sod House Museum

October 14, 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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Historic Preservation Review Committee meeting, Oklahoma History Center

October 19
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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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Mysteries of the Mansion tour, Henry Overholser Mansion

October 19, 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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Third Saturday Living History program, George M. Murrell Home

October 21, 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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Kilgen Organ performance, Oklahoma History Center

October 23, 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 OrganĀ on October 23, 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 week…

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Tracing Your Roots, Oklahoma History Center

October 28, 1:00 pm4:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 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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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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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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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 1 week(s) on Saturday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 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 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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Tracing Your Roots, Oklahoma History Center

November 11, 1:00 pm4:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 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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Mysteries of the Mansion tour, Henry Overholser Mansion

November 16, 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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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 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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Tracing Your Roots, Oklahoma History Center

November 18, 1:00 pm4:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 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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December 2017

Tax Incentives for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings, Oklahoma History Center

December 6, 10:30 am12:00 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 am12:00 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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Third Saturday Living History program, George M. Murrell Home

December 16, 1:00 pm4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
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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