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Oklahoma History Center

800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105
405-522-0765www.okhistory.org

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May 2017

Oklahoma National History Day contest, Oklahoma History Center

May 3May 4

National History Day is more than an academic exercise for thousands of Oklahoma junior high and high school students; it is a tradition. On May 3–4, more than 500 6th through 12th grade students will present their exhibits, documentaries, performances, websites, and papers at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City for the opportunity to advance to the National History Day contest held each summer at the University of Maryland at College Park. Oklahoma National History Day is part of…

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First Saturday Hands-On History program, Oklahoma History Center

May 6, 1:00 pm4:00 pm

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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Certified Local Governments Program workshop, Oklahoma History Center

May 10, 10:30 am12:00 pm

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

May 10, 1:30 pm4:30 pm

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

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

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

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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June 2017

First Saturday Hands-On History program, Oklahoma History Center

June 3, 1:00 pm4:00 pm

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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Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

June 7, 10:30 am11:30 am
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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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Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

June 8, 10:30 am11:30 am
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An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on July 26, 2017

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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Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

June 15, 10:30 am11:30 am
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An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on July 26, 2017

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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Civil War Research Lunch & Learn program, Oklahoma History Center

June 21, 11:30 am1:00 pm

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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Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

June 22, 10:30 am11:30 am
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An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on July 26, 2017

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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Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

June 29, 10:30 am11:30 am
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An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on July 26, 2017

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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July 2017

Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

July 6, 10:30 am11:30 am
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An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on July 26, 2017

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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Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

July 13, 10:30 am11:30 am
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An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on July 26, 2017

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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Junior Curator Camp, Oklahoma History Center

July 17, 10:00 am3:00 pm
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Daily until July 21, 2017

Junior Curator Camp is back this summer at the Oklahoma History Center. Students age eight to twelve can participate in this week-long camp. The theme for this year's camp is space. Participants will learn about Oklahomans in space, explore the job of a museum curator, and visit behind-the-scenes at the Oklahoma History Center. The camp is July 17–July 21, 2017, and activities are from 10 am to 3 pm each day. Registration is $100 per person. Click to register online.

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Junior Curator Camp, Oklahoma History Center

July 18, 10:00 am3:00 pm
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Daily until July 21, 2017

Junior Curator Camp is back this summer at the Oklahoma History Center. Students age eight to twelve can participate in this week-long camp. The theme for this year's camp is space. Participants will learn about Oklahomans in space, explore the job of a museum curator, and visit behind-the-scenes at the Oklahoma History Center. The camp is July 17–July 21, 2017, and activities are from 10 am to 3 pm each day. Registration is $100 per person. Click to register online.

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Junior Curator Camp, Oklahoma History Center

July 19, 10:00 am3:00 pm
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Daily until July 21, 2017

Junior Curator Camp is back this summer at the Oklahoma History Center. Students age eight to twelve can participate in this week-long camp. The theme for this year's camp is space. Participants will learn about Oklahomans in space, explore the job of a museum curator, and visit behind-the-scenes at the Oklahoma History Center. The camp is July 17–July 21, 2017, and activities are from 10 am to 3 pm each day. Registration is $100 per person. Click to register online.

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“Mysteries of the Manuscripts” Lunch & Learn program, Oklahoma History Center

July 19, 11:30 am1:00 pm

The OHS Research Center will present "Mysteries of the Manuscripts," on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. OHS Manuscripts Archivist Mallory Covington will speak about materials are included in the manuscript collection and how to use the collection for historical, genealogical, and general research. Mallory will explain how to search and understand the catalog. This program will also explore some of the newer collections that OHS has received and processed and the various indexes available. "Mysteries of the Manuscripts" will also preview…

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Historic Preservation Review Committee meeting, Oklahoma History Center

July 20
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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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Junior Curator Camp, Oklahoma History Center

July 20, 10:00 am3:00 pm
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Daily until July 21, 2017

Junior Curator Camp is back this summer at the Oklahoma History Center. Students age eight to twelve can participate in this week-long camp. The theme for this year's camp is space. Participants will learn about Oklahomans in space, explore the job of a museum curator, and visit behind-the-scenes at the Oklahoma History Center. The camp is July 17–July 21, 2017, and activities are from 10 am to 3 pm each day. Registration is $100 per person. Click to register online.

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Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

July 20, 10:30 am11:30 am
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An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on July 26, 2017

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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Junior Curator Camp, Oklahoma History Center

July 21, 10:00 am3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until July 21, 2017

Junior Curator Camp is back this summer at the Oklahoma History Center. Students age eight to twelve can participate in this week-long camp. The theme for this year's camp is space. Participants will learn about Oklahomans in space, explore the job of a museum curator, and visit behind-the-scenes at the Oklahoma History Center. The camp is July 17–July 21, 2017, and activities are from 10 am to 3 pm each day. Registration is $100 per person. Click to register online.

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Kilgen Organ performance, Oklahoma History Center

July 31, 7:00 pm8:30 pm

The Oklahoma History Center will hold a performance featuring the historic Kilgen Organ on July 31, 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…

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August 2017

Research book sale, Oklahoma History Center

August 2August 5

Visit the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center book sale August 2–5, 2017. The sale will include rare and out-of-print books, genealogical materials, prints of maps and photographs, and more!

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First Saturday Hands-On History program, Oklahoma History Center

August 5, 1:00 pm4:00 pm

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 the August program is "Back to School." 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…

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Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office Lunch & Learn program, Oklahoma History Center

August 16, 11:30 am1:00 pm

On Wednesday, August 16, 2017, the OHS Research Center will present a Lunch & Learn program featuring Deputy Bradley Wynn, curator of a new and previously unknown collection of the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office. Since 2013, Bradley's efforts have amassed thousands of artifacts and historical documents that are seeing the light for the first time in more than 125 years. He will share details about how his agency is preserving and curating this unique collection, from original sheriff's journals and…

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October 2017

Historic Preservation Review Committee meeting, Oklahoma History Center

October 19
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 24 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 19, 2017

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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Kilgen Organ performance, Oklahoma History Center

October 23, 7:00 pm8:30 pm

The Oklahoma History Center will hold a performance featuring the historic Kilgen Organ 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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November 2017

First Saturday Hands-On History program, Oklahoma History Center

November 4, 1:00 pm4:00 pm

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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The Wall That Heals, Oklahoma History Center

November 9November 12

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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