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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

May 2015

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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Lafayette Live!

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mark your calendars and join the Oklahoma History Center staff in welcoming the Marquis de Lafayette to the Oklahoma History Center on May 14 and 15. An evening program will be held on Thursday, May 14. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the program will begin at 7 p.m. On Friday, May 15, a matinee performance will begin at 2 p.m., and two special student programs will be held at 10:30 a.m. and noon. All programs are free and open…

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Lafayette Live!

May 15

Mark your calendars and join the Oklahoma History Center staff in welcoming the Marquis de Lafayette to the Oklahoma History Center on May 14 and 15. An evening program will be held on Thursday, May 14. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the program will begin at 7 p.m. On Friday, May 15, a matinee performance will begin at 2 p.m., and two special student programs will be held at 10:30 a.m. and noon. All programs are free and open…

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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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Bob Wills Album Release Party

May 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

46 Star Records, the Oklahoma Historical Society, and the OKPOP announce the release of a new vinyl album: Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys – Let’s Play, Boys! The album will be initially released on collector grade 180 gram vinyl and will be the first on the 46 Star Records label. The album features thirteen rediscovered songs from Bob Wills’ personal transcription collection. The songs were digitally restored and remastered by Grammy-nominated artist Steve Ripley. Featuring: I Thank You Mr.…

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Research Center Lunch & Learn: Civil War Ancestors

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

The OHS Research Center will hold Lunch & Learn Lectures in May, June, July, and August on the last Wednesday of the month. May’s program will be “Finding Your Civil War Ancestors” with speaker Mahlon Erickson. Registration is $10 per person and lunch is included. Programs are held in the classrooms of the Oklahoma History Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 405-522-5224 to register by phone; please have a credit card ready. You may also register by mail…

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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 Center Lunch & Learn: Those Who Stayed

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

The OHS Research Center will hold Lunch & Learn Lectures in May, June, July, and August on the last Wednesday of the month. The program for June will be “Those Who Stayed,” presented by William D. Welge, Director of the Office of American Indian Culture and Preservation. The program will explore resources and history of American Indians and tribes who did not travel to Oklahoma through removal but instead remained on their ancestral lands. Registration is $10 per person and…

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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
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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 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: Obituaries

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

The OHS Research Center will hold Lunch & Learn Lectures in May, June, July, and August on the last Wednesday of the month. July’s program will be presented by Dr. Debra Spindle, Librarian at the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center. The topic will be “Mining Obituaries” and will explore using obituaries in genealogical research. Registration is $10 per person and lunch is included. Programs are held in the classrooms of the Oklahoma History Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.…

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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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August 2015

Research Center Lunch & Learn: Secrets of the Manuscript Collections

August 26 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The OHS Research Center will hold Lunch & Learn Lectures in May, June, July, and August on the last Wednesday of the month. The August program will be “Secrets of the OHS Manuscript Collections” with Mallory Covington, OHS Manuscript Archivist. Registration is $10 per person and lunch is included. Programs are held in the classrooms of the Oklahoma History Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 405-522-5224 to register by phone; please have a credit card ready. You may…

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