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Oklahoma History Center

800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
405-522-0765http://www.okhistory.org

Upcoming Events

March 2017

African American Pilot Bessie Coleman, Oklahoma History Center

March 2March 3

The Oklahoma History Center is proud to announce multiple performances by Dr. Daisy Century portraying Bessie Coleman, America's first licensed African American female pilot. Dr. Century's presentations will be Thursday, March 2, at 7 pm and Friday, March 3, at 10:30 am and 11:30 am for school groups and 2 pm for the general public. Cost for tickets will be $5 for Oklahoma Historical Society members, $10 for the general public and no charge for school groups. A special price…

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First Saturday Hands-On History program, Oklahoma History Center

March 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 March program will celebrate Women's History Month. The local YWCA and 4-H are partnering with the History Center for First Saturday Hands-On History to provide additional activities related to Women's History Month. These programs encourage participation in historically based crafts…

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Preserving Your Family Heirlooms, Oklahoma History Center

March 10, 10:00 am4:00 pm

The Oklahoma Historical Society and Rose State College will offer a class about preserving family heirlooms on March 10, 2017. Learn how to take care of your treasured family photos, documents, books, and quilts, so they can be cherished by future generations for years to come! Librarians and archivists from the OHS will discuss conservation procedures to prevent decay and destruction of textiles, papers, and photographs. They will also demonstrate some techniques that you can do from home to repair…

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Cowboy Round-Up, Oklahoma History Center

March 18, 10:00 am2:00 pm

The Oklahoma History Center is proud host its seventh annual Cowboy Round-Up, one of its finest traditions and activities. The event will be held both inside and outside the Oklahoma History Center on Saturday, March 18, from 10 am to 2 pm. There is no charge to the public, and all ages are encouraged to attend. Special activities include rope making, Dutch oven cooking, side shows and more. This program has historically drawn hundreds of patrons from all over the…

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April 2017

First Saturday Hands-On History program, Oklahoma History Center

April 1, 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 April is "Pioneers in Oklahoma." 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 with regular…

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Historic Preservation Review Committee meeting, Oklahoma History Center

April 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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Dutch Oven Cooking class, Oklahoma History Center

April 29, 1:00 pm5:00 pm

Learn historic recipes and cook your own Dutch oven meal! Join us Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 1 to 5 pm at the Oklahoma History Center for a hands-on class for teens and adults exploring Dutch oven cooking. Learn a variety of recipes as you create a dish and discover how you can use a Dutch oven in your backyard. The cost for the class is $20 and all necessary materials will be provided. Space is limited so sign up…

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May 2017

First Saturday Hands-On History program, Oklahoma History Center

May 6, 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 May program will celebrate Asian-American History Month and Military Appreciation 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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Certified Local Governments Program workshop, Oklahoma History Center

May 10, 10:30 am12:00 pm

The Oklahoma Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office May workshop series will be held May 10–12, 2017, at the Oklahoma History Center. Certified Local Governments Program: The SHPO and Municipalities Preserving Community Heritage (presented by Melvena Heisch, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer) The National Historic Preservation Act, as amended provides for partnerships to identify, evaluate, and protect historic properties in communities of all sizes. A local government joins the federal-state partnership when it achieves Certified Local Government (CLG) status. CLGs…

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Introduction to Section 106 and Determinations of Eligibility for the National Register workshop, Oklahoma History Center

May 10, 1:30 pm4:30 pm

The Oklahoma Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office May workshop series will be held May 10–12, 2017, at the Oklahoma History Center. Introduction to Section 106 and Determinations of Eligibility for the National Register (presented by Lynda Ozan, Architectural Historian/National Register Program Coordinator and Cate Wood, Historical Archeologist/Section 106 Program Coordinator)The workshop provides the basics about the review process in Oklahoma under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Topics include who are the participants in the process and…

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Working with the National Register of Historic Places workshop, Oklahoma History Center

May 11, 10:30 am4:30 pm

The Oklahoma Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office May workshop series will be held May 10–12, 2017, at the Oklahoma History Center. Working with the National Register of Historic Places (presented by Lynda Ozan, Architectural Historian/National Register Coordinator) The National Register of Historic Places is the foundation of the SHPO's programs, and a basic understanding of the register is essential for those involved in historic preservation at all levels of government and in the private sector. The workshop provides detailed…

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Tax Incentives for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings workshop, Oklahoma History Center

May 12, 10:30 am12:00 pm

The Oklahoma Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office May workshop series will be held May 10–12, 2017, at the Oklahoma History Center. Tax Incentives for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings (presented by Jennifer Bailey, Tax Program Coordinator/Historic Preservation specialist) Participants will learn about the federal and state investment tax credits for certified rehabilitation of a certified historic structure. A detailed discussion of the Historic Preservation Certification Application, Parts 1, 2, and 3 will guide owners and developers in successfully preparing the information…

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The Secretary’s Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings workshop, Oklahoma History Center

May 12, 1:30 pm4:30 pm

The Oklahoma Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office May workshop series will be held May 10–12, 2017, at the Oklahoma History Center. The Secretary's Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings (presented by Jennifer Bailey, Tax Program Coordinator/Historic Preservation specialist) The workshop features a discussion of the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitation. Generally known as The Standards, these commonsense principles are widely used in the historic preservation field. Whether pursuing the 20 percent federal and 20…

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June 2017

First Saturday Hands-On History program, Oklahoma History Center

June 3, 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 June is "summertime." 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 with regular museum admission.…

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July 2017

Historic Preservation Review Committee meeting, Oklahoma History Center

July 20
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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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August 2017

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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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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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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