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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

October 2014

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

October 31 @ 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

October 31 @ 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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November 2014

Ancestry Day in Oklahoma

November 7 - 8

Ancestry.com, the Oklahoma Historical Society, and the Oklahoma Genealogical Society present Ancestry Day in Oklahoma, two days of genealogy and native culture November 7-8, 2014. Both novice and experienced genealogists are welcome at this event. Registration to the main event is $40 and includes admission to all Saturday classes presented by Ancestry.com. Participants may also attend optional activities for an additional charge including Friday sessions, bus tours, a reception, and a Saturday lunch program. Click to view complete details.

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American Indian Heritage Month

November 8

The Oklahoma History Center is celebrating American Indian Heritage Month on November 8 with a day of men’s traditional arts and crafts. Representatives of the Caddo, Pawnee, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Cheyenne, and Kiowa tribes will demonstrate bow making, stickball stick making, traditional men’s regalia and dance, beading, and fans and feather work from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All events are free with museum admission. For more information please contact education@okhistory.org or (405) 522-3602.

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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 @ 1:00 pm - 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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“Allan Houser: Unconquered”

November 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Oklahoma History Center will show the documentary “Allan Houser: Unconquered” on November 15 from 3-5pm. This film highlights the life of the influential Oklahoma American Indian artist Allan Houser and highlights some of the pieces in the Gaylord Special Exhibit gallery for Allan Houser’s 100th birthday. The event is free with museum admission. For more information please contact us at education@okhistory.org or (405) 522-3602.

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“Art of the Oklahoma Judicial Center” Book Signing

November 20

The Oklahoma History Center will host a book signing for “Art of the Oklahoma Judicial Center”, photographed by Neil Chapman and written by Gayleen Rabakukk in collaboration with Justice Yvonne Kauger, Kyle Shifflett, Debby Williams and Justice James Edmondson. This event is scheduled for November 20, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. This beautiful work contains hundreds of images of paintings, pottery and textiles that are now available for viewing in the Oklahoma Supreme Court Judicial Center. Refreshments will be served and…

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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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