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October 2017

Home School Day, Oklahoma History Center

October 9, 10:00 am2:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center will host Home School Day on Monday, October 9, from 10 am to 2 pm. Home School Day is designed to offer family learners the chance to participate in a program specifically designed for mixed age groups. Activities run throughout the day allowing participants to stop by any time. 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…

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“Lincoln and Literacy” program, Oklahoma History Center

October 9, 6:30 pm8:30 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center is proud to host "Lincoln and Literacy," a program focused on childhood literacy, on Monday, October 9, at 6:30 pm. The event will feature former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating and historical interpreter Fritz Klein portraying Abraham Lincoln. The program will begin in a conversational setting with President Lincoln and Governor Keating discussing the importance of literacy. Governor Keating also will present his children's book, Abraham, which follows the life of Abraham Lincoln from boyhood to his…

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Historic Preservation Review Committee meeting, Oklahoma History Center

October 12
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

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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“A Night in the Life: The Roaring Twenties” gala, Oklahoma History Center

October 20, 7:00 pm10:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Tickets available now! Join the Oklahoma Historical Society for an immersive evening in the roaring 1920s on Friday, October 20, 2017, from 7 pm to 10 pm. Held at the Oklahoma History Center, this fundraising event will boast three spaces: a Prohibition-era barrelhouse featuring live blues music; a mingling area with food, bar, and dance lessons; and an exclusive speakeasy featuring live jazz music and an open bar. Enjoy impromptu live performances and live action vignettes that will make you…

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Kilgen Organ performance–SOLD OUT, Oklahoma History Center

October 23, 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Tickets for the October 23 performance are sold out. The Oklahoma History Center will host a "Halloween at the Movies" Kilgen Organ performance by Clark Wilson on Monday, October 23, at 7 pm. Wilson will provide musical accompaniment while attendees enjoy a screening of the silent horror film, Nosferatu (1922).

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Kilgen Organ performance, Oklahoma History Center

October 24, 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Due to popular demand, the Oklahoma History Center has added an additional "Halloween at the Movies" Kilgen Organ performance in October. Tickets are now available! On Tuesday, October 24, at 7 pm organist Clark Wilson will perform. Wilson will provide musical accompaniment while attendees enjoy a screening of the silent horror film, Nosferatu (1922). Tickets are $10 for OHS members and $20 for the general public, and may be reserved by calling 405-522-0765.

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Oklahoma Archives Bazaar, Oklahoma History Center

October 28, 11:00 am3:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The OHS Research Center is partnering with the Oklahoma Archivists Association to host an Oklahoma Archives Bazaar. The event will be Saturday, October 28, from 11 am to 3 pm at the Oklahoma History Center. The Oklahoma Archives Bazaar is a free, fun event that is open to the general public and appropriate for all ages. At the center of the event are booths from archives, libraries, and museums across the state showing off their amazing collections and services. Our…

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Tracing Your Roots, Oklahoma History Center

October 28, 1:00 pm4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, repeating until November 18, 2017

Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Four Saturday sessions: October 28, November 4, 11, 18 | 1:00–4:30 pm The University of Central Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Historical Society will present this four-week class. This course is designed to teach individuals the basics of genealogy. Topics include the following: how to begin your genealogical search, record keeping, software; census records; vital records; using newspapers for genealogical research; America Indian genealogical research tools; beginning DNA; how to search for heritage online; how to obtain free resources that are…

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November 2017

Genealogy on the Web, Oklahoma History Center

November 3, 10:00 am4:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Rose State College and the OHS Research Center are teaming up to offer a Genealogy on the Web class. This class will acquaint researchers with a wide variety of little-known resources used by genealogists and librarians. Participants will learn how to locate free resources including genealogical books, records, and periodicals worldwide and how to search those sources. Registration is $39 and lunch is included. The class meets on Friday, November 3, 2017, from 10 am to 4 pm in the…

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First Saturday Hands-On History program, Oklahoma History Center

November 4, 1:00 pm4:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

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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Tracing Your Roots, Oklahoma History Center

November 4, 1:00 pm4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, repeating until November 18, 2017

Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Four Saturday sessions: October 28, November 4, 11, 18 | 1:00–4:30 pm The University of Central Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Historical Society will present this four-week class. This course is designed to teach individuals the basics of genealogy. Topics include the following: how to begin your genealogical search, record keeping, software; census records; vital records; using newspapers for genealogical research; America Indian genealogical research tools; beginning DNA; how to search for heritage online; how to obtain free resources that are…

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The Wall That Heals, Oklahoma History Center

November 9November 12
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Visit The Wall That Heals traveling exhibition and mobile education center at the Oklahoma History Center November 9–12, 2017. This exhibit features a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. The Wall That Heals lists the names of more than 58,000 service members who fell in the Vietnam War. The names are arranged chronologically by date of casualty, so that those who died together may be forever linked. Locating a Name Visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund…

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Tracing Your Roots, Oklahoma History Center

November 11, 1:00 pm4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, repeating until November 18, 2017

Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Four Saturday sessions: October 28, November 4, 11, 18 | 1:00–4:30 pm The University of Central Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Historical Society will present this four-week class. This course is designed to teach individuals the basics of genealogy. Topics include the following: how to begin your genealogical search, record keeping, software; census records; vital records; using newspapers for genealogical research; America Indian genealogical research tools; beginning DNA; how to search for heritage online; how to obtain free resources that are…

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Southeastern Beadwork I class, Oklahoma History Center

November 18, 10:30 am4:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center will host Martha Berry, Cherokee National Living Treasure and nationally renowned beadwork artist, for a Southeastern-style beadwork class on Saturday, November 18, 2017, from 10:30 am to 4 pm. The cost for the class $150 and includes all materials necessary to produce a traditional bandolier bag; lunch is also included. This class is open to participants eighteen and older. Class size is limited and registration is required. You can find out more about Martha Berry by…

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Tracing Your Roots, Oklahoma History Center

November 18, 1:00 pm4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, repeating until November 18, 2017

Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Four Saturday sessions: October 28, November 4, 11, 18 | 1:00–4:30 pm The University of Central Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Historical Society will present this four-week class. This course is designed to teach individuals the basics of genealogy. Topics include the following: how to begin your genealogical search, record keeping, software; census records; vital records; using newspapers for genealogical research; America Indian genealogical research tools; beginning DNA; how to search for heritage online; how to obtain free resources that are…

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December 2017

Tax Incentives for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings, Oklahoma History Center

December 6, 10:30 am12:30 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office December workshop series will be held December 6–8, 2017, at the Oklahoma History Center. Tax Incentives for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings 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 needed for the State Historic Preservation Office to review…

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

December 6, 1:30 pm4:30 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office December workshop series will be held December 6–8, 2017, at the Oklahoma History Center. The Secretary's Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings This workshop features a discussion of the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitation. Generally known as The Standards, these common-sense principles are widely used in the historic preservation field. Whether pursuing the 20 percent federal and 20 percent state tax credits for a certified rehabilitation, planning…

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The Section 106 Review Process: A Workshop for Agency Officials and Cultural Resource Management Consultants, Oklahoma History Center

December 7, 10:30 am4:30 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office December workshop series will be held December 6–8, 2017, at the Oklahoma History Center. The Section 106 Review Process: A Workshop for Agency Officials and Cultural Resource Management Consultants Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act provides that Federal agencies must consider the effect of their undertakings on archeological and historic properties listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Topics addressed in this day-long workshop include the…

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

December 8, 10:30 am4:30 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office December workshop series will be held December 6–8, 2017, at the Oklahoma History Center. Working with the National Register of Historic Places 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. This workshop provides detailed information about the National Register criteria, what listing…

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January 2018

Kilgen Organ performance by Jelani Eddington, Oklahoma History Center

January 22, 2018
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center will hold a performance featuring Jelani Eddington and the historic Kilgen Organ on Monday, January 22, 2018. The theme for this performance will be "Great American Composers". If you would like to be notified when tickets are available for this performance, please call 405-522-0765. Eddington has been featured at numerous national and regional conventions of the American Theatre Organ Society, and has toured extensively. He has also produced and marketed more than thirty theatre organ albums…

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