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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 2015

Southeastern Beadwork I

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

The History Center will host a Southeastern style bead working class with Martha Berry, nationally known Beadwork artist, on Saturday, April 11. The class will run from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and registration is required. The cost for the class is $100 and includes all materials and lunch. Class registration pays for all materials necessary to produce a traditional Cherokee purse. Class size is limited to fifteen participants to allow one-on-one instruction. Age is limited to eighteen and above.…

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Aldo Leopold-A Standard of Change

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Oklahoma History Center a will host Aldo Leopold-A Standard of Change; a one act play written by and starring Jim Pfitzer and directed by Trish Wileman. You can see this thought-provoking play at the Oklahoma History Center’s Chesapeake Events Center on Tuesday, April 20. The play begins at 7:00 pm. Admission is free but seating is first come, first seated. Aldo Leopold was a conservationist, forester, philosopher, educator, writer and outdoor enthusiast. As a U.S. forester, he was instrumental…

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Dutch Oven Cooking

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the Oklahoma History Center on Saturday, April 25, at for a hands-on, 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 and all necessary materials will be provided. The class is from 1 to 5 p.m. Space is…

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May 2015

Homemade Music: Cigar Box Guitars

May 2 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Be a part of Oklahoma’s rich musical heritage! Musicians from Oklahoma have influenced American popular music for over 150 years, and many of them learned to play on homemade instruments like cigar box guitars and gourd banjos. Participants in this class will make their own three-string, slide guitar from cigar boxes and other materials. The instructors will then help members of the class learn to play their new instruments. The cost for the class is $75 and includes all supplies.…

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Oklahoma National History Day

May 6 - 7

The 2015 Oklahoma National History Day contest is scheduled for May 6-7, 2015 at the Oklahoma History Center. Junior Division will compete on Wednesday, May 6, and Senior Division will compete on Thursday, May 7. Awards will be given each day. For more information visit www.okhistory.org/historycenter/historyday

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Beginning Southeastern Moccasin Class

May 9 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join the Oklahoma History Center in making traditional Southeastern soft sole moccasins taught by Mary HorseChief on Saturday, May 9. The class runs from 12-4 p.m. and costs $100 per person. Lunch is included. Registration is required and limited to twenty people. For more information or to register please contact education@okhistory.org or (405) 522-3602.

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Southeastern Ceramic Mask Class

May 16

Saturday, May 16, 2015 The Oklahoma History Center will host a ceramic mask class with Jane Osti, Cherokee potter and Cherokee National Living Treasure, on May 16, 2015. The class will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and registration is required. The cost for the class is $100 and includes all materials and lunch. Class size is limited to twelve participants to allow for one on one instruction. Jane will discuss southeastern style traditional pottery and mask making. Each…

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Research Lunch & Learn: Civil War Ancestors

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

The OHS Research Center will hold three Lunch & Learn Lectures in May, June, and July on the last Wednesday of the month. May’s program will be “Finding Your Civil War Ancestors” with speaker Mahlon Erickson. Lunch & Learns are $10 per person and lunch is included. We ask that you pre-register by calling the Research Center at 405-522-5225.

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June 2015

Okietales

June 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Every week on Wednesday until July 29, 2015

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 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…

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Okietales

June 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Every week on Wednesday until July 29, 2015

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 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…

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Okietales

June 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Every week on Wednesday until July 29, 2015

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 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…

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Juneteenth Panel Discussion

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A panel of scholars will meet to discuss issues of slavery and emancipation in the Indian Territories in honor of the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth, the day that the last Confederate state enacted the Emancipation Proclamation, in 1865. This is celebrated as the last day of legal slavery in the United States of America. The event is free and open to the public from 7-9 p.m. For more information contact education@okhistory.org or (405) 522-3602.

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Fiber Rendezvous and Traditional Craft Day

June 20 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Oklahoma History Center invites you and your family to come experience the art of heritage crafts and fiber rendezvous. The galleries will come to life with demonstrations and hands-on activities exploring traditional crafts such as weaving, spinning, basket weaving, and beadwork from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 20. The event is free with museum admission. For more information about the event, please contact education@okhistory.org or (405) 522-3602.

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Okietales

June 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Every week on Wednesday until July 29, 2015

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 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…

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Research Lunch & Learn: Migration Trails

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

The OHS Research Center will hold three Lunch & Learn Lectures in May, June, and July on the last Wednesday of the month. The program for June will be “Migration Trails,” presented by William D. Welge, Director of the Office of American Indian Culture and Preservation. Lunch & Learns are $10 per person and lunch is included. We ask that you pre-register by calling the Research Center at 405-522-5225.

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July 2015

Okietales

July 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Every week on Wednesday until July 29, 2015

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 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…

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Okietales

July 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Every week on Wednesday until July 29, 2015

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 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…

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Okietales

July 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Wednesday until July 29, 2015

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 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…

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Okietales

July 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Every week on Wednesday until July 29, 2015

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 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…

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Research Center Lunch & Learn Lectures

July 22 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The OHS Research Center will hold three Lunch & Learn Lectures in May, June, and July on the last Wednesday of the month. Check back for more information about featured topics and speakers.

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Okietales

July 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Wednesday until July 29, 2015

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 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…

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Research Center Book Sale

July 31 - August 1

Don’t miss the Research Center Book Sale July 31-August 1, 2015. The sale includes books on a variety of topics including genealogy, Oklahoma history, US and military history, education, biographies, and more. Shop vinyl lps, prints of historic photos and maps, periodicals, and much more! Proceeds from the Book Sale will benefit the OHS Research Center in collecting, preserving, and sharing Oklahoma’s history. Book sale hours are 10am to 4:45pm on Friday and 10am to 3pm on Saturday.

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Genealogy Workshop at the History Center

July 31 - August 1

The OHS Research Center and the Oklahoma Genealogical Society will host a joint genealogy workshop on July 31 and August 1, 2015 at the Oklahoma History Center. Check back for complete details.

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