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October 2017

Kilgen Organ performance–SOLD OUT, Oklahoma History Center

October 23, 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Tickets for the October 23 performance are sold out. The Oklahoma History Center will host a "Halloween at the Movies" Kilgen Organ performance by Clark Wilson on Monday, October 23, at 7 pm. Wilson will provide musical accompaniment while attendees enjoy a screening of the silent horror film, Nosferatu (1922).

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Kilgen Organ performance, Oklahoma History Center

October 24, 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Due to popular demand, the Oklahoma History Center has added an additional "Halloween at the Movies" Kilgen Organ performance in October. Tickets are now available! On Tuesday, October 24, at 7 pm organist Clark Wilson will perform. Wilson will provide musical accompaniment while attendees enjoy a screening of the silent horror film, Nosferatu (1922). Tickets are $10 for OHS members and $20 for the general public, and may be reserved by calling 405-522-0765.

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Oklahoma Archives Bazaar, Oklahoma History Center

October 28, 11:00 am3:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The OHS Research Center is partnering with the Oklahoma Archivists Association to host an Oklahoma Archives Bazaar. The event will be Saturday, October 28, from 11 am to 3 pm at the Oklahoma History Center. The Oklahoma Archives Bazaar is a free, fun event that is open to the general public and appropriate for all ages. At the center of the event are booths from archives, libraries, and museums across the state showing off their amazing collections and services. Our…

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Preservation 101 workshop at the Oklahoma Archives Bazaar, Oklahoma History Center

October 28, 11:00 am12:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Do you know what acid-free means? The difference between encapsulation and lamination? What to do with wet documents and photographs? Come learn the basics of preserving your most treasured documents, books, and photographs in this 1-hour presentation. Patricia Jones, special collections librarian at the Oklahoma Historical Society, will demonstrate some preservation procedures that you can do at home to protect and preserve your paper-based items, without using special tools or materials. This workshop will be held during the Oklahoma Archives…

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Tracing Your Roots, Oklahoma History Center

October 28, 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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November 2017

“Back to Our Roots: An Exploration of Roots Music”, Oklahoma History Center

November 1, 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center and the American Banjo Museum have partnered to present "Back to Our Roots: An Exploration of Roots Music" on Wednesday, November 1, at the Oklahoma History Center. Doors open at 6:30 pm. This program will be a historical discussion on the intersections of jazz, blues, and roots music as well as the influence of race, emancipation, and desegregation on the evolution of this music both in America and Oklahoma. Woven throughout the discussions will be live…

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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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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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Welcome Home: Oklahomans and the War in Vietnam exhibit opens, Oklahoma History Center

November 6
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On November 6, 2017, the Oklahoma History Center will open a new exhibit entitled Welcome Home: Oklahomans and the War in Vietnam. This exhibit will explore the impact of the war on Oklahoma families as told through the stories of the young men and women who served their country in the armed services, and the immigrant families who fled Vietnam and came to Oklahoma seeking freedom and opportunity. By connecting the dots of history, the exhibit will provide a contemporary…

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The Wall That Heals exhibit and mobile Education Center, Oklahoma History Center

November 9, 12:00 amNovember 12, 2:00 pm
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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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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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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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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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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Holiday Sale, Oklahoma History Center Museum Store

December 8December 9
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Visit the Oklahoma History Center Museum Store's Holiday Sale and enjoy 10 percent discount on your purchase. Oklahoma Historical Society members will receive a 25 percent discount. The Holiday Sale is Friday, December 8, and Saturday, December 9, from 10 am to 5 pm.

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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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Deck the Halls, Oklahoma History Center

December 9, 10:00 am12:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center will host its fourth annual Deck the Halls on Saturday, December 9, from 10 to noon. The event is free with admission to the museum. This family-friendly event will feature holiday-themed activities. In addition to the family fun and activities, the Museum Store will offer a 10 percent discount to all attendees. OHS members will receive a 25 percent discount. For more information on this event, call the Oklahoma History Center at 405-522-0765 or email education@okhistory.org

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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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