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Oklahoma History Center

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

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April 2017

First Saturday Hands-On History program, Oklahoma History Center

April 1, 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 April is "Pioneers in Oklahoma." 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…

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Smoke Over Oklahoma: The Railroad Photographs of Preston George exhibit opening and program, Oklahoma History Center

April 10, 5:30 pm8:00 pm

On April 10, join us as we celebrate the work of Preston George and the historical importance of railroads with a special program at the Oklahoma History Center. This event will include the opening of a new photographic exhibit entitled Smoke Over Oklahoma: The Railroad Photographs of Preston George. The twenty-five images displayed feature a number of railroad lines that passed through Oklahoma, such as the Katy and the Frisco, and the heavier duty locomotives of the Kansas City Southern…

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Historic Preservation Review Committee meeting, Oklahoma History Center

April 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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Dutch Oven Cooking class, Oklahoma History Center

April 22, 1:00 pm5:00 pm

Learn historic recipes and cook your own Dutch oven meal! Join us Saturday, April 22, 2017, from 1 to 5 pm at the Oklahoma History Center for a hands-on class for teens and adults exploring Dutch oven cooking. Learn a variety of recipes as you create a dish and discover how you can use a Dutch oven in your backyard. The cost for the class is $20 and all necessary materials will be provided. Space is limited so sign up…

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May 2017

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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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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July 2017

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 cover what materials are included in the manuscript collection and how to use the collection for historical, genealogical, and general research. Mallory will also explain how to search and understand the catalog. This program will also explore some of the newer collections that we have received and processed as well as what has been indexed. "Mysteries of the Manuscripts"…

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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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Junior Curator Camp, Oklahoma History Center

July 21, 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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August 2017

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 unknown historical collection belonging to 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 over 125 years. Bradley 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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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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