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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

April 2014

Oklahoma @ the Movies

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until April 30, 2014

The Oklahoma History Center, in conjunction with the development of Tulsa-based OKPOP, presents a major museum exhibit titled Oklahoma @ the Movies This celebration showcases the creativity and innovation of Oklahomans and their legacy of creating, starring in, and watching motion pictures on the silver screen. Now on exhibit at the Oklahoma History Center.

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Born to Freedom: Allan Houser Centennial Exhibit

April 21 @ 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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Dutch Oven Cooking

April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the Oklahoma History Center for a hands-on, active participation class for teens and adults and 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 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM; all necessary materials will be provided…

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May 2014

Oklahoma National History Day – Junior Division

May 7

The 2014 Oklahoma National History Day contest is scheduled for May 7-8, 2014 at the Oklahoma History Center. Junior Division will compete on Wednesday, May 7, and Senior Division will compete on Thursday, May 8. Awards will be given each day. For registration info, guidelines, and complete details visit the History Day section.

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Oklahoma National History Day – Senior Division

May 8

The 2014 Oklahoma National History Day contest is scheduled for May 7-8, 2014 at the Oklahoma History Center. Junior Division will compete on Wednesday, May 7, and Senior Division will compete on Thursday, May 8. Awards will be given each day. For registration info, guidelines, and complete details visit the History Day section.

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June 2014

Okietales

June 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Every week until July 30, 2014

Mark your calendars and load up the little ones for a special program to explore Oklahoma’s past at the Oklahoma History Center. Each Wednesday in June and July from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the History Center will host 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…

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Advanced Finger Weaving

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join the Oklahoma History Center and instructor Vanessa Moore in an Advanced Fingerweaving class on June 7, 2014, from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The class will use historic materials to create a chevron or a double chevron pattern. Beginning fingerweaving is not required to take this class. Class size is limited so enroll early. Registration for the class is $100 and includes all materials, lunch, and a tour of the fingerweaving found in the American Indian Gallery at the…

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Rocket Class

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to travel to space? The Oklahoma History Center presents a rocket making class on June 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants will make their own rocket and then test them outside. Students will also visit the space exhibit in the gallery. All materials are provided but participants should wear closed-toed shoes. Registration is required and space is limited; this class is for ages eight and above. Cost for the class is $50 and lunch…

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Slavery and Jim Crow in Oklahoma

June 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment, the Oklahoma Historical Society will be hosting a Juneteenth panel discussion on the topics of slavery in the Indian Territory and Jim Crow in Oklahoma. The discussion will feature clips from two documentaries, The Abolitionists and Slavery by Another Name. These films are a part of an initiative from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, “Created Equal: America’s Civil…

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Created Equal Panel Discussion: Slavery and Jim Crow in Oklahoma

June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment, the OHS will host a Juneteenth panel discussion on the topics of Slavery in the Indian Territory and Jim Crow in Oklahoma. The discussion will feature clips from two documentaries, The Abolitionists, and Slavery by Another Name. These films are a part of an initiative from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History titled: “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle.”…

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Southeastern Beadwork II

June 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

The History Center will host a Southeastern style bead working class with Martha Berry, nationally known bead work artist, on Saturday, June 21. The class will run from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and registration is required. The cost for the class $150 and includes all materials and lunch. Class registration pays for all materials necessary to produce a traditional Southeastern bandolier bag. Class size is limited to just fifteen participants to allow for one-on-one instruction. This class is for…

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July 2014

History Pioneers Junior Curator Camp

July 9 - 11

Ever thought about a career in the museum field? Join the Oklahoma History Center for the first History Pioneers Junior Curator Camp from July 9 to 11. Participants will work from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to create their own exhibit to display at the History Center with an exhibit opening on Friday, July 11, at 2 p.m. Students age eight to twelve will learn how to handle artifacts, write labels, research, make mounts, and present an exhibit. Cost for…

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Doll-Making Class

July 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come make a new doll for the summer! Participants will learn to make cornhusk, rag, and cotton dolls on July 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants will learn basic sewing skills and will visit the galleries to look at historic dolls from different cultures. Cost for the class is $50 and includes lunch. This class is for ages eight and above. Registration is limited and required. For more information or to register please contact us at education@okhistory.org or…

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Historic Preservation Review Committee

July 17 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Every 3 months on the third Thursday until October 16, 2014

The regular quarterly meeting of the Historic Preservation Review Committee (HPRC) will be held at 1:30pm. The HPRC will meet in the LeRoy H. Fischer Boardroom, Oklahoma History Center (Third Floor), 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, OK. The public is invited to attend. (NOTE: If you are a person with a disability and require an accommodation, please contact Melvena Heisch at 405/522-4484 or mheisch@okhistory.org by 12:00 Noon on the Wednesday before the meeting, so that we can make the…

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Kids Pottery Class

July 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Oklahoma History Center will host a kid’s beginning pottery class on July 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost for the class is $50, which includes materials and lunch. Class size is limited to twelve to allow for one-on-one time with the instructor. Each student will complete a vessel and decorate it with tools provided. You may leave your finished piece at the museum to be fired and picked up at a later date or you may transport…

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Hand Printed Fabric Class

July 26 @ 1:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us at the Oklahoma History Center for a Hand Printed Fabric Class on July 26, 2014, from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Students will create an original design in carvable foam and print one yard of cotton fabric. Students will learn how to take their designs and create one-of-a-kind clothing from their fabric such as a scarf, shirt, and much more. Students will also visit the textile exhibit in the gallery and learn more about historic printed fabrics. Cost…

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August 2014

Back-to-School Bash

August 14 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

Join the Oklahoma History Center at the Back-to-School Bash! Celebrate the beginning of the new school year focusing on all the museum has to offer teachers and their families on August 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. Staff will be on hand to answer questions about field trips, trunks, and special events. All of the 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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Storytelling Festival

August 20 - 23

Details to be announced.

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September 2014

Septemberfest

September 6

Join the Oklahoma History Center and the Governor’s Mansion for the Eighteenth Annual Septemberfest on Saturday, September 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to all of the activities and the museum are free for the entire day. 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,…

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October 2014

Home School Day

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Oklahoma History Center will host our sixth Annual Home School Day on Monday, October 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities run throughout the day allowing participants to stop by any time. The museum will offer a hands-on adventure into Oklahoma’s past. 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…

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Fall Break

October 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join the Oklahoma History Center as we celebrate the arrival of Fall Break on October 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Assist the staff as a junior history detective and help solve the museum mystery. The event is free with museum admission. Registration is not required and all ages are welcome. For more information about the event please contact at education@okhistory.org or (405) 522-3602.

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Decorative Gourd Class

October 18

Details to be announced.

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Mother-Son Cowboy Camp

October 18 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the Oklahoma History Center for a special mother-son camp on October 18, from 2 to 5 p.m. Young cowpokes and their mothers will learn traditional cowboy songs, how to make ropes and lasso, shoot targets, and have a Dutch oven lunch. Please wear your best cowboy outfits. Registration is required and space is limited. Cost is $35 per couple and $10 for each additional person. All ages are welcome. For more information about the event please contact education@okhistory.org or…

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November 2014

American Indian Heritage Month

November 1
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Every week until November 29, 2014

The Oklahoma History Center is celebrating American Indian Heritage Month with activities throughout the month of November. Join us November 8 for a day exploring traditional men’s clothing including demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. On November 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m the museum will offer a symposium for the 150th anniversary of the creation of the Pawnee Scout Battalion. The symposium will explore the history of the battalion, their role within the tribe, and the impact…

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Call to Arms

November 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Oklahoma History Center invites you and your family to load up family and join us for our Call to Arms on Saturday, November 1, 2014. Join us as we celebrate Oklahoma’s military heritage with a special living history event for all. Call to Arms is scheduled from 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. and with activities running throughout the day. The event will feature reenactors and living history interpreters from a variety of time periods, military vehicles, artillery, and includes…

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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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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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