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Oklahoma History Center

800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr., Oklahoma City, OK 73105 United States
(405) 522-0765http://www.okhistory.org

Upcoming Events

July 2014

On Behalf of the Pioneers: The Oklahoma Century Chest 1913-2013

July 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until April 30, 2016

The Century Chest time capsule was buried on April 22, 1913, in the basement of the First Lutheran Church of Oklahoma City. One hundred years later, on April 22, 2013, the church opened the chest and revealed the perfectly preserved contents deposited by the pioneers of Oklahoma. The exhibit opening marks the 125th anniversary of the Oklahoma Land Run of 1889. Visitors can view never-before-seen photographs, documents and American Indian artifacts and hear Oklahoma pioneer Angelo C. Scott’s speech delivered…

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Born to Freedom: Allan Houser Centennial Exhibit

July 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until December 31, 2014

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the internationally acclaimed Warm Springs Chiricahua Apache artist Allan Houser’s birth, a first-ever, statewide collaboration of Oklahoma museums and cultural institutions is honoring his memory, works and legacy. The Oklahoma History Center will present the exhibit “Born to Freedom: Allan Houser Centennial” as one of the institutions participating in the statewide Houser celebration. The exhibit will be run March 13 – December 31, 2014. Located in the E. K. & Thelma Gaylord Special…

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Museum Store Summer Sale

July 25 @ 10:00 am - July 26 @ 5:00 pm

Join us at the Museum Store for our Summer Sale July 25-26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will have great bargain prices on many items throughout the store. There will be deep discounts on items such as Christmas décor, home goods, and Oklahoma music. Visit the Museum Store to shop great merchandise at a great price and support the Oklahoma Historical Society. Additional discounts do not apply to sale priced items. Contact the Museum Store at (405) 522-5214…

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July 30 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Every week until July 30, 2014

Mark your calendars and load up the little ones for a special program to explore Oklahoma’s past at the Oklahoma History Center. Each Wednesday in June and July from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the History Center will host Okietales. Okietales is a one-of-a-kind reading and storytelling time where kids can hear and see history! Every Wednesday we will dive into history with books and stories and explore a different topic from the Wild West and cowboys to land runs…

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August 2014

Research Center Book Sale

August 7 - 9

Don’t miss the Research Center Book Sale August 7-9, 2014. This is our biggest sale of the year and includes rare and out-of-print books, records, maps, photos, and more!

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Death and the Hereafter Genealogy Workshop

August 8 - 9

Summer Sizzler | Death and the Hereafter Genealogy Workshop View Flyer (PDF) Friday, August 8 10:00 a.m. – Doors open, Registration 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Lisa Windle-Westbrook, Cemetery Restoration 11:30 – 11:45 a.m. Break 11:45 – 12:15 p.m. Melvena Heisch, Identifying, Researching & Designating Cemeteries as Historic Sites 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Lunch 1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Sue Bordeaux, Death Certificates 2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Break 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Debra Spindle, Alternatives to Missing Vital Statistics Saturday, August 9…

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Back-to-School Bash

August 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Teachers, parents, school staff and students are invited to join museums from across the Oklahoma City metro area and beyond at the Back-to-School Bash at the Oklahoma History Center on August 14 from 6-9 p.m. Staff and educators from Oklahoma institutions will be on hand to answer questions about field trips, trunks, teacher resources, professional development and special events. In addition, the Oklahoma History Center’s galleries will be open all evening. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the night to…

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Storytelling Festival

August 21 - 23

The Arts Council of Oklahoma City presents the 2014 Oklahoma City Storytelling Festival August 21-23 at the Oklahoma History Center. This must-see festival celebrates the art of storytelling. For more than 30 years, the Arts Council of Oklahoma City has produced the Oklahoma City Storytelling Festival, which has delighted audiences with nationally-acclaimed storytellers, workshops, and outreach performances. Named one of the best places to hear or tell a tale, the Storytelling Festival offers performances by some of the nation’s best…

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“Born to Freedom” Gallery Walk

August 30
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Every 2 months on the last Saturday until November 29, 2014

Join the staff at the Oklahoma History Center for a gallery walk examining the life and art of Allan Houser. The last Saturday of each month staff will lead families and groups through the exhibit offering special insight on the impact and legacy of this Native artist. ¬†An adult gallery walk and a family walk are offered. The family walk will include special activities for children. For more information on the class or to register please contact us at education@okhistory.org…

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September 2014


September 6

Join the Oklahoma History Center and the Governor’s Mansion for the Eighteenth Annual Septemberfest on Saturday, September 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to all of the activities and the museum are free for the entire day. Along the Red River Journey visitors will enjoy interaction with living historians representing WWII, cowboys, land run participants, nineteenth century American Indians, antebellum musicians, the Civil War, and more! We will bring the past to life with learning stations, hands-on activities,…

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October 2014

Home School Day

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Oklahoma History Center will host our sixth Annual Home School Day on Monday, October 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities run throughout the day allowing participants to stop by any time. The museum will offer a hands-on adventure into Oklahoma’s past. Visitors can explore the museum with the help of gallery guides, follow along with our scavenger hunt, take part in hands-on demonstrations, and enjoy a variety of historical interpreters. Visitors will find activities and demonstrations throughout…

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Fall Break

October 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join the Oklahoma History Center as we celebrate the arrival of Fall Break on October 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Assist the staff as a junior history detective and help solve the museum mystery. The event is free with museum admission. Registration is not required and all ages are welcome. For more information about the event please contact at education@okhistory.org or (405) 522-3602.

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Historic Preservation Review Committee

October 16 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Every 3 months on the third Thursday until October 16, 2014

The regular quarterly meeting of the Historic Preservation Review Committee (HPRC) will be held at 1:30pm. The HPRC will meet in the LeRoy H. Fischer Boardroom, Oklahoma History Center (Third Floor), 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, OK. The public is invited to attend. (NOTE: If you are a person with a disability and require an accommodation, please contact Melvena Heisch at 405/522-4484 or mheisch@okhistory.org by 12:00 Noon on the Wednesday before the meeting, so that we can make the…

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Decorative Gourd Class

October 18

Details to be announced.

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Mother-Son Cowboy Camp

October 18 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the Oklahoma History Center for a special mother-son camp on October 18, from 2 to 5 p.m. Young cowpokes and their mothers will learn traditional cowboy songs, how to make ropes and lasso, shoot targets, and have a Dutch oven lunch. Please wear your best cowboy outfits. Registration is required and space is limited. Cost is $35 per couple and $10 for each additional person. All ages are welcome. For more information about the event please contact education@okhistory.org or…

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November 2014

American Indian Heritage Month

November 1
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Every week until November 29, 2014

The Oklahoma History Center is celebrating American Indian Heritage Month with activities throughout the month of November. Join us November 8 for a day exploring traditional men’s clothing including demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. On November 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m the museum will offer a symposium for the 150th anniversary of the creation of the Pawnee Scout Battalion. The symposium will explore the history of the battalion, their role within the tribe, and the impact…

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Weaving Class

November 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join the Oklahoma History Center in a colonial-era weaving class on November 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. Participants will learn a basic weaving pattern with a lap loom. All materials are provided and participants will be able to take them home. The class will visit the galleries to view textiles on exhibit. Cost for the class is $30 and registration is limited and required. Age limit is eight and above. For more information about the event or to register…

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Dutch Oven Cooking

November 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, November 15 at for a hands-on class for teens and adults to explore Dutch oven cooking. The class is designed to introduce the students to Dutch oven cooking. Learn a variety of recipes as you create a dish and discover how to use a Dutch oven in your backyard. Cost for the class is $15. The class is from 1 to 5 p.m. All necessary materials will be provided by the museum. Space is limited so…

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December 2014

Deck the Halls

December 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Load up the family and come “Deck the Halls” with us at the Oklahoma History Center on December 6 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This family friendly event will include activities and a chance to meet a variety of historical Mr. and Mrs. Clauses. This event is free with admission to the museum. For more information please contact education@okhistory.org or (405) 522-3602.

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