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Oklahoma History Center

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

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June 2016

Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

June 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Mark your calendars and bring the little ones for a special program exploring Oklahoma’s past. Each Wednesday in June and July from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the History Center hosts 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 and pioneer life. This program is designed for…

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July 2016

Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

July 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Mark your calendars and bring the little ones for a special program exploring Oklahoma’s past. Each Wednesday in June and July from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the History Center hosts 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 and pioneer life. This program is designed for…

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Mickey Mantle Day, Oklahoma History Center

July 7

Thursday, July 7, the Oklahoma History Center is teaming with Mickey Mantle Steakhouse and WWLS the Sports Animal to recognize baseball great Mickey Mantle.  From 3 pm until 7 pm entry to the museum will be free. At 3 pm Bob Burke will moderate a discussion that will feature Mickey’s sons Danny and David Mantle, Al Eschbach, and newspaperman Berry Tramel. The roundtable event is free to the public. Discounts on History Center admission, OHS memberships, and dinners at Mickey…

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Summer Sale, Oklahoma History Center Museum Store

July 8 - 9

Beat the heat at the Oklahoma History Center Museum Store’s Summer Sale! The sale will be held on Friday, July 8, and Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Save on a great selection of Made in Oklahoma products and other items that celebrate the history and culture of Oklahoma. During the sale, a 10 percent discount will be offered on all regularly-priced merchandise. Please call 405-522-5214 with any questions.

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First Saturday Hands-On History, Oklahoma History Center

July 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Oklahoma History Center’s Hands-On History program will be held on the second Saturday in July due to Independence Day. The theme for the July First Saturday is “Ice Cream Month,” and it will be sponsored by SONIC, America’s Drive-In. We will offer a special Hands-On History program from 1 to 4 p.m. Each month the program will focus on a particular theme and create learning opportunities connected to that theme. The activities will are designed for children of all…

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Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

July 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Mark your calendars and bring the little ones for a special program exploring Oklahoma’s past. Each Wednesday in June and July from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the History Center hosts 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 and pioneer life. This program is designed for…

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“The Daughter of Dawn” Film Release Event

July 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On July 14 the Oklahoma Historical Society will host a release party for “The Daughter of Dawn” at the Oklahoma History Center. The program will begin at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The film is an 80-minute, six-reel silent film shot in May, June, and July of 1920 in the Wichita Mountains of southwest Oklahoma. The DVD will be available for purchase at the event. In 2014 the OHS partnered with Milestone Films out of…

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History Pioneers Junior Curator Camp, Oklahoma History Center

July 18 - 22

The Oklahoma History Center invites kids ages 8 to 12 to participate in History Pioneers Junior Curator Camp, Monday-Friday, July 18-22. Participants will work to create their own exhibit to display at the History Center with an exhibit opening on Friday, July 22 at 2 p.m. Cost is $75 per person. Students will learn how to handle artifacts, write labels, research, make mounts, and present an exhibit. To participate register online, contact education@okhistory.org, or call (405) 522-3602.

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Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

July 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Mark your calendars and bring the little ones for a special program exploring Oklahoma’s past. Each Wednesday in June and July from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the History Center hosts 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 and pioneer life. This program is designed for…

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Oklahoma Historic Preservation Review Committee Meeting

July 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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 2016. 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 archaeologist, Norman); Arn Henderson (architectural historian, Norman); and Charles S.…

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Research Book Sale, Oklahoma History Center

July 27 - 30

The Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center will hold a summer book sale July 27-30. Shop rare and out-of-print books about genealogy, military history, Oklahoma history, literature, and more. The sale will include records, periodicals, and prints of historic maps and photos. Open 10am to 5pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday; hours are 10am to 3pm on Saturday.

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Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

July 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Mark your calendars and bring the little ones for a special program exploring Oklahoma’s past. Each Wednesday in June and July from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the History Center hosts 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 and pioneer life. This program is designed for…

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Voter Records Lunch & Learn, Oklahoma History Center

July 27 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Join the OHS Research Center for a Lunch & Learn Lecture exploring election and voter registration records. Everyone who votes in Oklahoma uses the same type of ballot scanned by the same type of machine and counted by the same kind of computer in every county. Bryan Dean will enlighten us about today’s voter registration process as well as touch upon past registration processes and why we are unable to locate so many of these historical voter registration records today.…

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National History Day Boot Camp, Oklahoma History Center

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Teachers are invited to attend the National History Day Boot Camp Thursday, July 28, 2016, from 10am – 4pm, at the Oklahoma History Center. Attendees will learn the 2017-2018 theme, primary sources available in the area, how to conduct research, and the different types of projects. To participate, register online, contact education@okhistory.org, or call (405) 522-3602. This program is free to teachers.

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Summer Sizzler Genealogy Workshop, Oklahoma History Center

July 29 - 30

The Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center and the Oklahoma Genealogical Society are hosting the annual Summer Sizzler, a two-day genealogy workshop at the Oklahoma History Center. Friday, July 29 – Preserving Your Family Treasures This archival preservation workshop will be presented by Oklahoma Historical Society staff. Learn how to use archival standards to preserve your photos, books, film, videos, maps, oral histories, paper documents, quilts, dresses, and other treasures that bring life to your family history. Saturday, July 30 – Digitally…

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August 2016

Beginning Tatting Class, Oklahoma History Center

August 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Saturday, August 6, 2016, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Oklahoma History Center. Participants will learn the fascinating and historic art of lacemaking through this hands-on class from instructor Irene Morgan of the Lacemakers Guild of Oklahoma. Students will learn the essential techniques of tatting using a shuttle and previous lacemaking experience is not required for the class. To participate, register online, contact education@okhistory.org, or call (405) 522-3602. The cost is $15 per person.

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First Saturday Hands-On History, Oklahoma History Center

August 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Every month on the first Saturday until December 3, 2016

On the first Saturday of every month the Oklahoma History Center will offer a special Hands-On History program from 1 to 4 p.m. Each month the program will focus on a particular theme and create learning opportunities connected to that theme. The activities will are designed for children of all ages but adults are welcome to participate.

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DNA Lunch & Learn, Oklahoma History Center

August 24 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Are you overwhelmed by all the talk about DNA? Should I or shouldn’t I? Where do I start? This class will help you know more about what you can expect to accomplish with DNA testing as well as with sorting out the types of tests. Our speaker will be Debra Osborne Spindle, PhD, MLIS. Lunch & Learn Lectures are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month, June to August. We will meet in the classrooms at the Oklahoma History…

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Storytelling Festival, Oklahoma History Center

August 25 - 27

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 tellers. The Oklahoma City Storytelling Festival continues the tradition with three entertaining evening performances (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday), a family matinee on Saturday and professional workshops (Friday and…

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Back-to-School Bash, Oklahoma History Center

August 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the Oklahoma History Center and other metro museums at the Back-to-School Bash at the Oklahoma History Center! Celebrate the beginning of the new school year and find out about all the museum has to offer teachers and their families. Staff will be on hand to answer questions about field trips, trunks, and special events. Oklahoma History Center trunks will be on display for hands-on interaction and many of the living history characters will be available as well. Door prizes…

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September 2016

Septemberfest, Oklahoma History Center

September 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday, September 10, from 10am to 4pm the Oklahoma History Center celebrates Septemberfest! 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, and demonstrations. The adventure continues inside the History Center with live performances, storytelling, and unique exhibits about Oklahoma. This event free and open to the public.

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October 2016

First Saturday Hands-On History, Oklahoma History Center

October 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Every month on the first Saturday until December 3, 2016

On the first Saturday of every month the Oklahoma History Center will offer a special Hands-On History program from 1 to 4 p.m. Each month the program will focus on a particular theme and create learning opportunities connected to that theme. The activities will are designed for children of all ages but adults are welcome to participate.

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Home School Day, Oklahoma History Center

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

The Oklahoma History Center offers Home School Day on Monday, October 10, from 10am to 2pm. 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 the galleries. Home School Day is designed for family learners and home school groups to come, experience, and do! Home School Day is free and open to the…

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Oklahoma Historic Preservation Review Committee Meeting

October 20 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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 2016. 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 archaeologist, Norman); Arn Henderson (architectural historian, Norman); and Charles S.…

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November 2016

Curator’s Talk: Child Labor, Oklahoma History Center

November 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

On November 3, 2016, the Oklahoma History Center will present a Curator’s Talk for the exhibit Child Labor in Oklahoma: Photographs by Lewis Hine, 1916-1917. The program begins at 7:30 pm and is free and open to the public. Child Labor in Oklahoma: Photographs by Lewis Hine, 1916-1917 opens October 1 at the Oklahoma History Center in the Chesapeake Events Center. Please note this room is also used for private meetings and events, so please call in advance to ensure…

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First Saturday Hands-On History, Oklahoma History Center

November 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Every month on the first Saturday until December 3, 2016

On the first Saturday of every month the Oklahoma History Center will offer a special Hands-On History program from 1 to 4 p.m. Each month the program will focus on a particular theme and create learning opportunities connected to that theme. The activities will are designed for children of all ages but adults are welcome to participate.

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December 2016

First Saturday Hands-On History, Oklahoma History Center

December 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Every month on the first Saturday until December 3, 2016

On the first Saturday of every month the Oklahoma History Center will offer a special Hands-On History program from 1 to 4 p.m. Each month the program will focus on a particular theme and create learning opportunities connected to that theme. The activities will are designed for children of all ages but adults are welcome to participate.

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