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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

February 2016

Mountain-Plains Museums Association Meeting

February 9 - 11

The Oklahoma History Center and other cultural organizations in Oklahoma City will host 25 staff and directors of the Mountain-Plains Museums Association (MPMA). The conference planning meeting will take place Tuesday, February 9, through Thursday, February 11, in preparation for a major museum conference to be held in Oklahoma City in October. MPMA is holding its midwinter meeting in Oklahoma City and will discuss the details of the conference and establish the curriculum. Among the many items on the agenda…

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James Herman Banning Documentary Screening

February 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

On Saturday, February 13, the Oklahoma History Center will show a documentary about James Herman Banning, the first African American to fly from coast to coast across the United States. The program begins at 11am and is free with museum admission.

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The History of the NAACP in Oklahoma City

February 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Oklahoma History Center continues our Black History Month programming with a special presentation from Garland Pruitt. Pruitt is the president of the Oklahoma City Chapter of the NAACP. The program begins at 11am and is free with museum admission.

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Rosenwald Documentary Screening, Oklahoma History Center

February 23

On Tuesday, February 23, the Oklahoma History Center will host a screening of the film Rosenwald: The Remarkable Story of a Jewish Partnership with African American Communities. The acclaimed director, Aviva Kempner, also produced The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg and Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg. The documentary is presented by the National Center for Jewish Film. The doors will open at 6 pm with the showing beginning at 7 pm. The show is free but there is limited seating. Aviva…

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African American Education in Oklahoma, with Dr. Donnie L. Nero Sr.

February 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

On Saturday, February 27, the Oklahoma History Center welcomes Dr. Donnie Nero Sr. Dr. Nero will speak about the history of African American education in Oklahoma. Dr. Nero is president of the Oklahoma African American Educators Hall of Fame and former president of Connors State College.

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March 2016

First Saturday Hands-On History, Oklahoma History Center

March 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Every month on the first Saturday until May 7, 2016

On the first Saturday of every month the Oklahoma History Center will offer a special Hands-On History program from 1 to 4 p.m. Each month the program will focus on a particular theme and create learning opportunities connected to that theme. The activities will target children of all ages but adults are welcome to participate. February 6–Black History Month, Presidents Day and Valentine’s Day March 5–Women’s History Month April 2–Earth Day and Pioneer Life May 7–Military Appreciation Month

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Beginning Soap Making, Oklahoma History Center

March 12 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the Oklahoma History Center on Saturday, March 12, 2016, 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 the cost is $40. Space is limited to twelve people and registration is required. The age limit is twelve and above.…

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Sixth Annual Cowboy Round-up

March 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Load up your little cowboys and cowgirls and join us for a rendezvous with adventure at the sixth annual Cowboy Round-up on Saturday, March 19, 2016. 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! The Cowboy Round-up runs from 10 a.m to 2 p.m with activities throughout the Oklahoma History Center and outdoor areas. Youth are encouraged to dress…

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Susan B. Anthony Living History, Oklahoma History Center

March 24

To celebrate Women’s History Month, the Oklahoma History Center will present a living history portrayal of social activist and education reformer, Susan B. Anthony. There will be three separate performances on Thursday, March 24, in the Chesapeake Events Center at the Oklahoma History Center. The first program will be at 11 am for students grades 9-12. Performances open to the general public will be held at 2 pm and 7 pm. Admission is free, but seating is limited so an…

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April 2016

First Saturday Hands-On History, Oklahoma History Center

April 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Every month on the first Saturday until May 7, 2016

On the first Saturday of every month the Oklahoma History Center will offer a special Hands-On History program from 1 to 4 p.m. Each month the program will focus on a particular theme and create learning opportunities connected to that theme. The activities will target children of all ages but adults are welcome to participate. February 6–Black History Month, Presidents Day and Valentine’s Day March 5–Women’s History Month April 2–Earth Day and Pioneer Life May 7–Military Appreciation Month

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Oklahoma Historic Preservation Review Committee Meeting

April 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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 2016. 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 archaeologist, Norman); Arn Henderson (architectural historian, Norman); and Charles S.…

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Dutch Oven Cooking, Oklahoma History Center

April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the Oklahoma History Center on Saturday, April 30, for a hands-on participation class for teens and adults exploring Dutch oven cooking. The class is designed to introduce the students to Dutch Oven cooking. Learn a variety of historic 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 limited…

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May 2016

First Saturday Hands-On History, Oklahoma History Center

May 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every month on the first Saturday until May 7, 2016

On the first Saturday of every month the Oklahoma History Center will offer a special Hands-On History program from 1 to 4 p.m. Each month the program will focus on a particular theme and create learning opportunities connected to that theme. The activities will target children of all ages but adults are welcome to participate. February 6–Black History Month, Presidents Day and Valentine’s Day March 5–Women’s History Month April 2–Earth Day and Pioneer Life May 7–Military Appreciation Month

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June 2016

Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

June 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Mark your calendars and bring the little ones for a special program exploring Oklahoma’s past. 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 pioneer life. This program is designed for…

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Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

June 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Mark your calendars and bring the little ones for a special program exploring Oklahoma’s past. 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 pioneer life. This program is designed for…

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Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

June 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Mark your calendars and bring the little ones for a special program exploring Oklahoma’s past. 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 pioneer life. This program is designed for…

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Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

June 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Mark your calendars and bring the little ones for a special program exploring Oklahoma’s past. 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 pioneer life. This program is designed for…

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Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

June 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Mark your calendars and bring the little ones for a special program exploring Oklahoma’s past. 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 pioneer life. This program is designed for…

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July 2016

Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

July 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Mark your calendars and bring the little ones for a special program exploring Oklahoma’s past. 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 pioneer life. This program is designed for…

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Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

July 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Mark your calendars and bring the little ones for a special program exploring Oklahoma’s past. 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 pioneer life. This program is designed for…

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Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

July 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Mark your calendars and bring the little ones for a special program exploring Oklahoma’s past. 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 pioneer life. This program is designed for…

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Oklahoma Historic Preservation Review Committee Meeting

July 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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 2016. 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 archaeologist, Norman); Arn Henderson (architectural historian, Norman); and Charles S.…

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Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

July 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Mark your calendars and bring the little ones for a special program exploring Oklahoma’s past. 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 pioneer life. This program is designed for…

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October 2016

Oklahoma Historic Preservation Review Committee Meeting

October 20 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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 2016. 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 archaeologist, Norman); Arn Henderson (architectural historian, Norman); and Charles S.…

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