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Oklahoma History Center

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

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February 2015

Exhibit: The Oklahoma Century Chest 1913-2013

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until April 8, 2016

The Century Chest time capsule was buried on April 22, 1913, in the basement of the First Lutheran Church of Oklahoma City. One hundred years later, on April 22, 2013, the church opened the chest and revealed the perfectly preserved contents deposited by the pioneers of Oklahoma. The exhibit opening marks the 125th anniversary of the Oklahoma Land Run of 1889. Visitors can view never-before-seen photographs, documents and American Indian artifacts and hear Oklahoma pioneer Angelo C. Scott’s speech delivered…

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Art Conservation at the History Center

February 2 @ 10:00 am - February 6 @ 5:00 pm

The Oklahoma History Center will highlight the importance of artifact conservation by inviting the public to view the step by step process of conserving a painting Monday, February 2, through Friday, February 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The painting to be conserved is Elizabeth Jane’s “Trail of Tears” that was completed in 1938 as part of the requirements for her master of arts degree from the University of Oklahoma. It was donated to the Oklahoma Historical Society in…

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Milliners Class: Red Hats for Valentine’s Day

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

Join the Oklahoma History Center for a day of fun and hat making. Learn the history of Edwardian milliners and create your own red hat for Valentine’s Day! On Saturday, February 7, the class will construct 1890s-style Edwardian hats from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Class participants will work one on one with assistance to complete the project during the course. The cost for the class is $30 and includes all supplies, lunch, and a tour of the Century Chest…

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Film Screening: Freedom Riders

February 7 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The Oklahoma History Center will host a screening of the documentary, Freedom Riders, in conjunction with 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. Following the screening, staff members will be available for Q&A about the film. The screening is free and open to the public from 1:30-3:30 p.m. For more information contact education@okhistory.org or (405) 522-3602.

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Beginning Soap Making

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the Oklahoma History Center on Saturday afternoon, February 28, 2015, for a hands-on class exploring the art of handcrafted soap-making using both historic and modern methods. Participants will learn how to make old-fashioned lye soap, discuss the history of making soap, and craft their own soaps to take home. The class will be from 12 to 3 p.m. and will cost $30. Space is limited to twelve people and registration is required. The age limit is twelve and above.…

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March 2015

Becoming a Pioneer Woman

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Celebrate National Women’s Month at the Oklahoma History Center by joining the Pioneer Woman Workshop on Saturday, March 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This hands-on workshop will cover gardening, fiber arts, cooking, and sewing. Age range is limited to adults and children eleven and older. The workshop costs $100 and includes all materials and lunch. Registration is required to attend and seating is limited to forty people. For more information on the workshop or to register please contact…

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Spring Break Kick-Off

March 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Welcome Camper! Join the Oklahoma History Center to kick off spring break with a day filled with summer camp-themed hands-on activities, from scavenger hunts to archaeological digs, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free with museum admission. All ages are welcome and registration is required. For more information about spring break, please contact education@okhistory.org or (405) 522-3602.

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Fifth Annual Cowboy Round-up

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Oklahoma History Center invites you and your family to load up your little cowboys and cowgirls and join us for a rendezvous with adventure at the fifth annual Cowboy Round-up on Saturday, March 21. Cowboys and chuck wagons will bring the cattle drive era to life for visitors of all ages. Special activities include rope making, Dutch oven cooking, side shows, and more! Cowboy Round-up runs from 10 a.m to 2 p.m with activities throughout the Oklahoma History Center…

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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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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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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 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The History Center will host a Ceramic Mask class with Victoria Mitchell, 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 $100.00 and includes all materials and lunch. Class size is limited to twelve participants to allow one-on-one instruction. Victoria will discuss southeastern style traditional pottery and mask making. Each student will complete a project and decorate it…

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Research Center Lunch & Learn Lectures

May 27 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Every month on the fourth Wednesday until July 22, 2015

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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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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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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July 2015

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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April 20162016

Exhibit: The Oklahoma Century Chest 1913-2013

April 8, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until April 30, 2016

The Century Chest time capsule was buried on April 22, 1913, in the basement of the First Lutheran Church of Oklahoma City. One hundred years later, on April 22, 2013, the church opened the chest and revealed the perfectly preserved contents deposited by the pioneers of Oklahoma. The exhibit opening marks the 125th anniversary of the Oklahoma Land Run of 1889. Visitors can view never-before-seen photographs, documents and American Indian artifacts and hear Oklahoma pioneer Angelo C. Scott’s speech delivered…

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