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May 2017

Family Day at the Ranch, Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch

May 6, 10:00 am2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day First of the month, repeating until 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 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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May Day Celebration, George M. Murrell Home

May 6, 10:00 am4:00 pm
George M. Murrell Home, 19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

The George M. Murrell Home Historic Site will host its annual May Day Celebration on Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 10 am to 4 pm. A celebration of the beginning of the growing season on the nineteenth-century plantation, the event will feature entertainment and living history demonstrations. Music, lawn games, and hands-on programs about nineteenth-century life will fill the historic site. Guests will be able to watch a mule plow and participate in a maypole at 3 pm to conclude…

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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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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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Certified Local Governments Program workshop, Oklahoma History Center

May 10, 10:30 am12:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office May workshop series will be held May 10–12, 2017, at the Oklahoma History Center. Certified Local Governments Program: The SHPO and Municipalities Preserving Community Heritage (presented by Melvena Heisch, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer) The National Historic Preservation Act, as amended provides for partnerships to identify, evaluate, and protect historic properties in communities of all sizes. A local government joins the federal-state partnership when it achieves Certified Local Government (CLG) status. CLGs…

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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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Introduction to Section 106 and Determinations of Eligibility for the National Register workshop, Oklahoma History Center

May 10, 1:30 pm4:30 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office May workshop series will be held May 10–12, 2017, at the Oklahoma History Center. Introduction to Section 106 and Determinations of Eligibility for the National Register (presented by Lynda Ozan, Architectural Historian/National Register Program Coordinator and Cate Wood, Historical Archeologist/Section 106 Program Coordinator)The workshop provides the basics about the review process in Oklahoma under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Topics include who are the participants in the process and…

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

May 11, 10:30 am4:30 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office May workshop series will be held May 10–12, 2017, at the Oklahoma History Center. Working with the National Register of Historic Places (presented by Lynda Ozan, Architectural Historian/National Register Coordinator) 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. The workshop provides detailed…

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Tax Incentives for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings workshop, Oklahoma History Center

May 12, 10:30 am12:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office May workshop series will be held May 10–12, 2017, at the Oklahoma History Center. Tax Incentives for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings (presented by Jennifer Bailey, Tax Program Coordinator/Historic Preservation specialist) 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…

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

May 12, 1:30 pm4:30 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office May workshop series will be held May 10–12, 2017, at the Oklahoma History Center. The Secretary's Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings (presented by Jennifer Bailey, Tax Program Coordinator/Historic Preservation specialist) The workshop features a discussion of the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitation. Generally known as The Standards, these commonsense principles are widely used in the historic preservation field. Whether pursuing the 20 percent federal and 20…

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Mother-Daughter Hat Decorating workshop, George M. Murrell Home

May 13, 9:00 am11:00 am
George M. Murrell Home, 19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

The Murrell Home is holding a mother-daughter workshop in honor of Mother's Day! Join us Saturday, May 13, 2017, for a Hat Decorating workshop from 9 to 11 am. Participants will learn about hats from the nineteenth century while decorating their own creation. The workshop is $45 per person and includes a woven palm hat, materials to decorate it (such as flowers and ribbons), sewing notions, and decorating tips. It will be a wonderful morning activity but space is limited.…

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Blacksmith demonstration, Fort Towson Historic Site

May 13, 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Fort Towson Historic Site, HC 63 Box 1580 Fort Towson, OK 74735

Fort Towson Historic Site will host a Blacksmith demonstration on Saturday, May 13, 2017. From 1 to 3 pm, Gerald Franklin will demonstrate blacksmithing techniques using a coal-burning forge. Come watch his skillful hands transform iron or steel into or everyday items or beautiful works of art.

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Milam Lecture Series presentation by Dr. Bob Blackburn, Will Rogers Memorial Museum

May 15, 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, May 15, from 6 to 7 pm. Dr. Bob Blackburn, OHS executive director, will present various topics from his latest book entitled Crossroads of Commerce: A History of Free Enterprise in Oklahoma. The presentation is free, open to the public, and will be held in the Will Rogers Theatre. This event is held in cooperation with the Will Rogers Friends of the Library.

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Mysteries of the Mansion tour, Overholser Mansion

May 18, 7:00 pm8:00 pm
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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Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club Picnic, Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch

May 20
Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 East 380 Road Oologah, OK 74053

The Indian Women's Pocahontas Club Picnic will be held at the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch on Saturday, May 20, at 10 am. Please call 800-324-9455 for more information.

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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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“Chuck Wagon Cooking” Family Saturday program, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

May 20, 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

Visit the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid on Saturday, May 20, from 1 to 3 pm. for this month's Family Saturday program. Participants will enjoy "Chuck Wagon Cooking" and all ages are welcome! This activity is free with regular paid admission. Please call 580-237-1907 for more information.

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Tatting workshop, Chisholm Trail Museum

May 20, 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, May 20. 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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Cowboy Trader Days, Will Rogers Memorial Museum

May 27, 8:00 am6:00 pm
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

Plan a trip to the Will Rogers Memorial Museum on Saturday, May 27, for Cowboy Trader Days. This free event will be held from 8 am to 6 pm at the memorial. Enjoy cowboy vendors from across the Midwest as we celebrate cowboys in conjunction with the award-winning Will Rogers Stampede Rodeo. Please call 918-341-0719 for more information.

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Clinton Route 66 Festival, Oklahoma Route 66 Museum

May 27, 8:00 am8:00 pm
Oklahoma Route 66 Museum, 2229 West Gary Boulvard Clinton, OK 73601

The annual Clinton Route 66 Festival will be held on Saturday, May 27, from 8 am to 8 pm in downtown Clinton. Get your kicks on Route 66 with festivities that include a car and bike show, poker run, free concert, vendors, free hot dogs, and more. The Oklahoma Route 66 Museum will host a stop during the poker run, along with other activities throughout the day. Enjoy the museum's exhibits, then travel downtown to browse the Route 66 Car,…

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June 2017

History OffCenter: OKC Bike Tour, Downtown Oklahoma City

June 3, 10:00 am12:00 pm

In the case of inclement weather we will make a decision whether or not to continue with the tour by 9 am Saturday. An email will be sent to participants and updates will be available on the History OffCenter: OKC Bike Tour Facebook event page. Join us for the next History OffCenter event, a bike tour of historic downtown Oklahoma City. The tour will be led by OHS Executive Director Dr. Bob Blackburn and Chuck Wiggin, cofounder of the '89er…

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First Saturday Hands-On History program, Oklahoma History Center

June 3, 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 June is "summertime." 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 with regular museum admission.…

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Preservation Future Tense: Oklahoma’s 29th Annual Statewide Preservation Conference

June 7June 9
Civic Center Music Hall, 201 North Walker Avenue Oklahoma City, OK

The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is pleased to announce that Preservation Future Tense: Oklahoma's 29th Annual Statewide Preservation Conference is scheduled for June 7–9 in Oklahoma City. Conference registration and most sessions will be held at the Civic Center Music Hall, located at 201 North Walker Avenue. Registration is now open. The deadline for registration at the $60 rate is May 31, 2017. Registration is $75 if postmarked after that date or paid at the door. Optional event tickets…

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Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

June 7, 10:30 am11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, repeating 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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Friends of the Oklahoma Territorial Museum monthly meeting, Oklahoma Territorial Museum

June 8, 6:30 pm7:30 pm
Oklahoma Territorial Museum, 406 East Oklahoma Avenue Guthrie, OK 73044

The Friends of the Oklahoma Territorial Museum will host their monthly meeting on Thursday, June 8, at 6:30 pm This meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. It will be held at the Oklahoma Territorial Museum in Guthrie. Please call 405-282-1889 for more information.

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Pawnee Bill Wild West Show, Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum

June 9June 10
Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum, 1141 Pawnee Bill Road Pawnee, OK 74058

Tickets still available! Stagecoaches will roll amid thundering horse hooves while the lightning of gunfire explodes around Pawnee Bill and his cohorts as the talented performers thrill and amaze audiences at the 2017 Wild West Show. The show will feature reenactments of acts from the original Pawnee Bill's Wild West Shows. Producers and directors have combined stage and script with historical preservation to ensure that the Wild West Show is the most historically accurate production to date. Kevin Webb will…

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Pioneer Family Fun Days, Pioneer Woman Museum

June 10
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Saturday, repeating 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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Basket weaving demonstration, Fort Towson Historic Site

June 10, 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Fort Towson Historic Site, HC 63 Box 1580 Fort Towson, OK 74735

After the homecoming parade, visit Fort Towson Historic Site for more activities on Saturday, June 10, 2017. Visitors can bring a lawn chair and listen to live music, get a ticket to the barbecue lunch, and watch the pony express race! Linda Lou Alexander will be on-site by the sutler store giving a basket weaving demonstration from 1 to 3pm.

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Preservation Oklahoma’s 2nd annual White Party, Henry Overholser Mansion

June 10, 7:00 pm10:00 pm
Henry Overholser Mansion, 405 NW 15th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Visit the Henry Overholser Mansion on Saturday, June 10, from 7 to 10 pm for Preservation Oklahoma's 2nd annual White Party! This fun and exciting event will highlight the work of Preservation Oklahoma, including its stewardship of the 1903 Henry Overholser Mansion. Taking place on the lawn of the Overholser Mansion, the White Party will include food, cocktails, dancing, live music from Born in November, and a raffle. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.preservationok.org/whiteparty.html.

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“The Great West Cowboys and Cattle Trails” Chautauqua in the Park, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

June 13June 17
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center (CSRHC) will host the 23rd annual Chautauqua in the Park on Tuesday, June 13, through Saturday, June 17. This event will take place in the CSRHC's Humphrey Heritage Village, and this year's theme will be "The Great West Cowboys and Cattle Trails"— as the celebration continues for the Chisholm Trail's 150th anniversary. Workshops will be held each day at 10:30 am and noon in the Village Church. Evening entertainment will begin at 6:30 pm…

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Mysteries of the Mansion tour, Overholser Mansion

June 15, 7:00 pm8:00 pm
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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Milam Lecture Series presentation by Dr. Guy Logsdon, Will Rogers Memorial Museum

June 15, 7:00 pm8:00 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 Thursday, June 15, from 7 to 8 pm This month's presenter is Dr. Guy Logsdon, author and historian. The presentation is free, open to the public, and will be held in the Will Rogers Theatre. This event is held in cooperation with the Will Rogers Friends of the Library.

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Tatting workshop, Chisholm Trail Museum

June 17, 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, June 17. 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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Frontier Days Kids’ Camp, Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch

June 19, 8:30 am12:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30am, repeating until June 21, 2017

Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 East 380 Road Oologah, OK 74053

Children can experience the hard work of life on a nineteenth-century ranch in a fun learning environment June 19–21 at the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch near Oologah. Children ages 5–12 can enjoy interactive learning and old-fashioned games between 8:30 am and 12:30 pm, ending the day with lunch under the shade trees at the ranch house where Will Rogers was born. Activities will include a hayride around the ranch, Cherokee storytelling, a magician, historical interpreters with several unique presentations, and…

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Summer Solstice Walks, Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center

June 20
Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center, 18154 First Street Spiro, OK 74959

Start your summer with a trip to the Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center for a special guided tour on the summer solstice. There will be three walks led by archaeologist Dennis Peterson starting at 11 am, 2 pm, and 7 pm on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Each tour will take one mile of easy walking and last about two hours. There is a $5 per adult and $3 per child fee for this event. This is in addition to the normal…

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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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“Pieces, Blocks, and Stitches: The Fabric of Our Lives” quilting presentation by Dr. Sara Richter, Pioneer Woman Museum

June 24, 10:00 am11:00 am
Pioneer Woman Statue and Museum, 701 Monument Road Ponca City, OK 74604

The Pioneer Woman Museum recently opened a new exhibit entitled "Pieces of a Collection: Selected Quilts of the Pioneer Woman Museum." The exhibit highlights historically significant quilts and sewing implements from the museum's permanent collection. It will be on display until Saturday, September 16. In conjunction with the exhibit, several educational programs are planned. On Saturday, June 24, at 10 am Dr. Sara Richter will give a free presentation entitled "Pieces, Blocks, and Stitches: The Fabric of Our Lives." Richter's…

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“Kyle Dillingham: Memories of the Grand Old Opry” program, Museum of the Western Prairie

June 29
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

Join the Museum of the Western Prairie for the grand opening of the newly renovated Museum courtyard and hear fiddler extraordinaire Kyle Dillingham celebrate the Grand Ole Opry, the radio show that forever cemented country music's role in American culture. The opening will be held Thursday, June 29, 2017. The courtyard will open at 6:30 pm. Visitors will also enjoy a companion exhibition that documents the radio show known as the "home of American music." Gordon Gillingham's photographs of Minnie…

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July 2017

The Art of Speed: Oklahomans and Fast Cars exhibit opens, Oklahoma History Center

July 1
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center will open its newest exhibit, The Art of Speed: Oklahomans and Fast Cars, on Saturday, July 1. This six-week exhibit will feature eighteen unique and, in some cases, one-of-a-kind automobiles from the private collections of several Oklahomans. The exhibit will be organized by eras and will include cars dating from 1900 to modern day. Among the cars on display will be a Mercer, Franklin, Cord, Pontiac, Corvette, and Jaguar. Art of Speed will be on display…

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Fourth at the Fort (cancelled)

July 4
Fort Gibson Historic Site, 907 North Garrison Avenue Fort Gibson, OK 74434

The Fort Gibson Historic Site will be closed Tuesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. The Fourth at the Fort event has been cancelled, but we invite you to visit the site at another time. The site will reopen on Wednesday, July 5.

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