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Oklahoma History Center

800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105
405-522-0765www.okhistory.org
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August 2017

Preservation and Conservation, Oklahoma History Center

August 26, 1:00 pm4:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 16, 2017

Four Saturday sessions: August 26, September 2, 9, 16 | 1:00–4:30 pm The University of Central Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Historical Society will present this four-week class. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of preservation and conservation of significant works housed at cultural heritage institutions and personal collections. Students will learn to assess and evaluate storage conditions, identify harmful environmental factors, perform basic preservation and reformatting procedures on paper-based items and multimedia materials, and respond and recover from disaster…

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September 2017

Preservation and Conservation, Oklahoma History Center

September 2, 1:00 pm4:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 16, 2017

Four Saturday sessions: August 26, September 2, 9, 16 | 1:00–4:30 pm The University of Central Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Historical Society will present this four-week class. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of preservation and conservation of significant works housed at cultural heritage institutions and personal collections. Students will learn to assess and evaluate storage conditions, identify harmful environmental factors, perform basic preservation and reformatting procedures on paper-based items and multimedia materials, and respond and recover from disaster…

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Septemberfest, Oklahoma History Center

September 9, 10:00 am3:00 pm

Don't miss the twenty-first annual Septemberfest on Saturday, September 9, from 10 am to 3 pm at the Oklahoma History Center. This free festival is hosted by the First Family, Friends of the Mansion, and the Oklahoma History Center. Septemberfest will be held at the Oklahoma History Center, and the Governor's Mansion will be open for tours. Visitors will enjoy arts and crafts, chuck wagon cooking, living history, face painting, laser tag, museum exhibits, pony rides, storytime with Governor Mary…

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Preservation and Conservation, Oklahoma History Center

September 9, 1:00 pm4:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 16, 2017

Four Saturday sessions: August 26, September 2, 9, 16 | 1:00–4:30 pm The University of Central Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Historical Society will present this four-week class. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of preservation and conservation of significant works housed at cultural heritage institutions and personal collections. Students will learn to assess and evaluate storage conditions, identify harmful environmental factors, perform basic preservation and reformatting procedures on paper-based items and multimedia materials, and respond and recover from disaster…

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Public Meeting: National Historic Preservation Act, Oklahoma History Center

September 15, 10:30 am12:00 pm

The Oklahoma Historical Society's State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will hold a public meeting at 10:30 am on Friday, September 15, 2017, in the Oklahoma History Center classroom. SHPO staff will provide information about the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and how it supports the statewide preservation program. Also, during the meeting, the SHPO will receive public input for development of the Fiscal Year 2018 Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) application to the US Department of the Interior. Participation in the…

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Preservation and Conservation, Oklahoma History Center

September 16, 1:00 pm4:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 16, 2017

Four Saturday sessions: August 26, September 2, 9, 16 | 1:00–4:30 pm The University of Central Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Historical Society will present this four-week class. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of preservation and conservation of significant works housed at cultural heritage institutions and personal collections. Students will learn to assess and evaluate storage conditions, identify harmful environmental factors, perform basic preservation and reformatting procedures on paper-based items and multimedia materials, and respond and recover from disaster…

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Museum Day Live!, Oklahoma History Center

September 23, 10:00 am5:00 pm

  The Oklahoma History Center will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, September 23, as part of Smithsonian magazine's twelfth annual Museum Day Live! event. On this day participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket. Each Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two people. The ticket must be presented for free admission. To download a Museum Day Live! ticket, please visit smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-live-2017/. Tickets may be…

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Leaf and Flower Printing class, Oklahoma History Center

September 23, 1:00 pm4:00 pm

Revel in the beauty of nature and create handmade cards or paper artwork! Participants will survey local plant species and make their own leaf or flower print. The cost of the class is $12 and includes all supplies. All ages are welcome; space is limited and registration is required. For more information please contact education@okhistory.org or 405-522-0793. Register Online

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October 2017

Home School Day, Oklahoma History Center

October 9, 10:00 am2:00 pm

The Oklahoma History Center will host Home School Day on Monday, October 9, from 10 am to 2 pm. Home School Day is designed to offer family learners the chance to participate in a program specifically designed for mixed age groups. Activities run throughout the day allowing participants to stop by any time. 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…

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Historic Preservation Review Committee meeting, Oklahoma History Center

October 12

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–SOLD OUT, Oklahoma History Center

October 23, 7:00 pm8:30 pm

Tickets for the October 23 performance are sold out. The next performance is scheduled for January 2018. If you would like to be notified when tickets are available for the January performance, please call 405-522-0765. The Oklahoma History Center will hold a performance featuring the historic Kilgen Organ on October 23, 2017, from 7 to 8:30 pm.

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Oklahoma Archives Bazaar, Oklahoma History Center

October 28, 11:00 am3:00 pm

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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Tracing Your Roots, Oklahoma History Center

October 28, 1:00 pm4:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on November 18, 2017

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

Genealogy on the Web, Oklahoma History Center

November 3, 10:00 am4:00 pm

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

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 1 week(s) on Saturday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on November 18, 2017

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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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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Tracing Your Roots, Oklahoma History Center

November 11, 1:00 pm4:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on November 18, 2017

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

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 1 week(s) on Saturday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on November 18, 2017

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 am12:00 pm

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

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

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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Working with the National Register of Historic Places, Oklahoma History Center

December 8, 10:30 am12:00 pm

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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January 2018

Kilgen Organ performance by Jelani Eddington, Oklahoma History Center

January 22, 2018

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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