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Oklahoma History Center

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

The Art of Speed: Oklahomans and Fast Cars exhibit opens, Oklahoma History Center

July 1

The Oklahoma History Center will open its newest exhibit, The Art of Speed: Oklahomans and Fast Cars, on Saturday, July 1. This six-week exhibit will feature twenty-two unique and, in some cases, one-of-a-kind automobiles from the private collections of several Oklahomans. The exhibit will be organized by eras and will include cars dating from 1900 to modern day. Among the cars on display will be a Mercer, Franklin, Cord, Pontiac, Corvette, Ferrari, Porsche, and Jaguar. Art of Speed will be…

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Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

July 5, 10:30 am11:30 am
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Weekly on the same day until 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 12, 10:30 am11:30 am
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Weekly on the same day until 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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Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

July 19, 10:30 am11:30 am
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Weekly on the same day until 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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“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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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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Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

July 26, 10:30 am11:30 am
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Weekly on the same day until 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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National History Day Boot Camp, Oklahoma History Center

July 27, 10:30 am5:00 pm

Interested in participating in National History Day (NHD)? Whether you have competed before or are new to the program, this workshop is for you! Oklahoma NHD can help meet state social studies standards providing a framework for reading, research, interpretation, and presentation. In addition staff will provide correlations for Oklahoma Assessment Standards for the Social Studies. At the workshop you will learn: the 2017–2018 theme, the different types of projects, primary sources available in the area, and how to conduct…

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Kilgen Organ performance, Oklahoma History Center

July 31, 7:00 pm8:30 pm

The Oklahoma History Center is pleased to announce the second in a series of performances of the Kilgen theatre organ scheduled for Monday, July 31. The performance will take place in the Devon Great Hall at 7 pm and will feature award-winning organist Mark Herman. The theme for this performance will be "Ice Cream Social," with the song selection chosen from a variety of seasonal compositions. Herman also will play an accompaniment to a short silent comedy called Neighbors starring…

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August 2017

Research book sale, Oklahoma History Center

August 2August 5

Visit the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center book sale Wednesday, August 2 to Saturday, August 5, 2017. The Research Center's annual book sale will include rare and out-of-print books, genealogical materials, prints of maps and photographs, and more! The sale is open 10 am to 4:45 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and 10 to 3 pm on Saturday. Proceeds from the book sale support the Research Center.

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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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Preservation and Conservation, Oklahoma History Center

August 26, 1:00 pm4:30 pm
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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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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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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 OrganĀ 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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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

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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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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