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April 2017

Third Saturday Living History program, George M. Murrell Home

April 15, 1:00 pm4:00 pm
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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

April 15, 1:00 pm3:00 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, April 15. The workshop will be held from 1 to 3 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 ctmus@pldi.net for more information.

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Easter Sunrise Service and Friends of the Pawnee Bill Ranch Association Easter Breakfast Fundraiser, Pawnee Bill Ranch

April 16
Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum,
1141 Pawnee Bill Road Pawnee, OK 74058

On Sunday, April 16, the Pawnee Bill Ranch will host its annual Sunrise Service and Easter Fundraiser Breakfast. The nondenominational service begins at approximately 7 am on Blue Hawk Peak, the highest point on the ranch grounds. The service is led by the Pawnee Ministerial Alliance and is a community-wide tradition. Immediately following the service, the Friends of the Pawnee Bill Ranch Association will serve breakfast to raise money for ranch programs. The breakfast will include eggs, ham, biscuits, gravy,…

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“The Oklahomans: The Story of Oklahoma and Its People” lecture by John Dwyer, Will Rogers Memorial Museum

April 17, 6:00 pm7:00 pm
Will Rogers Memorial Museum,
1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

Join the Will Rogers Memorial Museum for its Milam Lecture Series on Monday, April 17, from 6 to 7 pm. John Dwyer will present "The Oklahomans: The Story of Oklahoma and Its People," and all are welcome to attend. The presentation is free, open to the public, and will be held in the Will Rogers Theatre.

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Preservation Oklahoma’s 2017 Awards Ceremony and unveiling of Endangered Places list, Overholser Mansion

April 17, 6:00 pm7:30 pm
Henry Overholser Mansion,
405 NW 15th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73103

On Monday, April 17, Preservation Oklahoma, Inc. (POK) will unveil its 2017 list of Oklahoma's Most Endangered Historic Places and will also present the 2017 Preservation Leadership Awards. This event will take place from 6 to 7:30 pm at the Henry Overholser Mansion in Oklahoma City. The event is generously sponsored by the Kirkpatrick Foundation. Tickets are $30 for POK Members and $40 for nonmembers. Tickets may be purchased at www.preservationok.org. For more information, please contact David Pettyjohn at 405-525-5325…

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Tracing Your Roots, Rose State College

April 18, 10:00 am12:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until May 9, 2017
Community Learning Center, Rose State,
6191 Hudiburg Drive Midwest City, OK 73110

The Oklahoma Historical Society and Rose State College are offering a seven-week class on family research. This course is designed to teach individuals the basics of genealogy. Students will learn how to search for their heritage online, how to obtain free resources that are available for research, and how to access materials located at the Oklahoma Historical society. The class will conclude with a behind the scenes tour of the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center. Come learn with us as…

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Historic Preservation Review Committee meeting, Oklahoma History Center

April 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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Mysteries of the Mansion tour, Overholser Mansion

April 20, 7:00 pm8:00 pm
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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 Henry Overholser Mansion is located at 405 NW 15th Street in Oklahoma City.…

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“Pieces of a Collection” exhibit opening, Pioneer Woman Museum

April 21, 5:00 pm7:00 pm
Pioneer Woman Statue and Museum,
701 Monument Road Ponca City, OK 74604

The new exhibit entitled "Pieces of a Collection: Selected Quilts of the Pioneer Woman Museum" will highlight historically significant quilts and sewing implements from the museum's permanent collection. Educational workshops and presentations will be offered throughout the run of the exhibit. The exhibit will be on display April 22 to September 16, 2017. For more information, contact the museum at piown@okhistory.org or 580-765-6108 or visit the museum's Facebook page. Opening Reception The Pioneer Woman Statue and Museum will host a…

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“Charlie Russell’s Yarns” living history, Plaza Theatre

April 21, 7:00 pm9:00 pm
Plaza Theatre,
107 North Hudson Street Altus, OK 73521

The Museum of the Western Prairie is pleased to announce a living history presentation entitled "Charlie Russell's Yarns" on Friday, April 21. The presentation will be held at the Plaza Theatre, located at 107 North Hudson in Altus. Theatre doors open at 6:30 pm and the program begins at 7 pm. It is free and open to the public. Enjoy this living history presentation by award-winning historian Raphael Cristy as he portrays Charles M. Russell. Explore Russell's life and works…

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Overholser Urban Campout, Overholser Mansion

April 22April 23
Henry Overholser Mansion,
405 NW 15th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Join Preservation Oklahoma, Inc. for the Overholser Urban Campout on April 22–23. The event begins on Saturday, April 22, at 3 pm and continues until Sunday, April 23 at 11 am. (If there is rain, the event will be rescheduled for May 6–7.) In honor of the Oklahoma Land Run, grab your tents and stake your campsite at the Overholser Mansion! Join us for a fun evening under the stars on the grounds of the Overholser Mansion. The evening will…

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Dutch Oven Cooking class, Oklahoma History Center

April 22, 1:00 pm5:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center,
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Learn historic recipes and cook your own Dutch oven meal! Join us Saturday, April 22, 2017, from 1 to 5 pm at the Oklahoma History Center for a hands-on class for teens and adults exploring Dutch oven cooking. Learn a variety of recipes as you create a dish and discover how you can use a Dutch oven in your backyard. The cost for the class is $20 and all necessary materials will be provided. Space is limited so sign up…

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Tracing Your Roots, Rose State College

April 25, 10:00 am12:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until May 9, 2017
Community Learning Center, Rose State,
6191 Hudiburg Drive Midwest City, OK 73110

The Oklahoma Historical Society and Rose State College are offering a seven-week class on family research. This course is designed to teach individuals the basics of genealogy. Students will learn how to search for their heritage online, how to obtain free resources that are available for research, and how to access materials located at the Oklahoma Historical society. The class will conclude with a behind the scenes tour of the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center. Come learn with us as…

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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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Black Town Blues and North Tulsa Jazz concert, Cain’s Ballroom

April 26
Cain’s Ballroom,
423 North Main Street Tulsa, Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Historical Society presents an OKPOP concert, "Black Town Blues and North Tulsa Jazz," on Wednesday, April 26, at historic Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa's Brady Arts District. The doors will open at 6 pm and the music will begin at 7 pm. The concert will feature Ernie Fields Jr. and his all-star band, with a performance by Dr. Harold Aldridge. Oklahoma Joe's BBQ will be open and available from 6 to 8 pm. The event is part of the…

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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

Tracing Your Roots, Rose State College

May 2, 10:00 am12:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until May 9, 2017
Community Learning Center, Rose State,
6191 Hudiburg Drive Midwest City, OK 73110

The Oklahoma Historical Society and Rose State College are offering a seven-week class on family research. This course is designed to teach individuals the basics of genealogy. Students will learn how to search for their heritage online, how to obtain free resources that are available for research, and how to access materials located at the Oklahoma Historical society. The class will conclude with a behind the scenes tour of the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center. Come learn with us as…

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Family Day at the Ranch, Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch

May 6, 10:00 am2:00 pm
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Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch,
9501 East 380 Road Oologah, OK 74053

Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch will host Family Day at the Ranch on Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. Through hands-on activities and demonstrations, visitors will get a glimpse what life was like in the early days of the ranch during Will Rogers's childhood! Demonstrations and activities include butter churning, using a washboard, and rope making. Visitors can also take a wagon ride and see the ranch's longhorn herd. Family Day at the Ranch is free and open to the…

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First Saturday Hands-On History program, Oklahoma History Center

May 6, 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 May program will celebrate Asian-American History Month and Military Appreciation 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, Rose State College

May 9, 10:00 am12:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until May 9, 2017
Community Learning Center, Rose State,
6191 Hudiburg Drive Midwest City, OK 73110

The Oklahoma Historical Society and Rose State College are offering a seven-week class on family research. This course is designed to teach individuals the basics of genealogy. Students will learn how to search for their heritage online, how to obtain free resources that are available for research, and how to access materials located at the Oklahoma Historical society. The class will conclude with a behind the scenes tour of the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center. Come learn with us as…

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