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Oklahoma History Center

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

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July 2016

Research Book Sale, Oklahoma History Center

July 27 - 30

The Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center will hold a summer book sale July 27-30. Shop rare and out-of-print books about genealogy, military history, Oklahoma history, literature, and more. The sale will include records, periodicals, and prints of historic maps and photos. Open 10am to 5pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday; hours are 10am to 3pm on Saturday.

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Summer Sizzler Genealogy Workshop, Oklahoma History Center

July 29 - 30

The Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center and the Oklahoma Genealogical Society are hosting theĀ annual Summer Sizzler, a two-day genealogy workshop at the Oklahoma History Center. Friday, July 29 – Preserving Your Family Treasures This archival preservation workshop will be presented by Oklahoma Historical Society staff. Learn how to use archival standards to preserve your photos, books, film, videos, maps, oral histories, paper documents, quilts, dresses, and other treasures that bring life to your family history. Saturday, July 30 – Digitally…

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August 2016

Beginning Tatting Class, Oklahoma History Center

August 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Saturday, August 6, 2016, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Oklahoma History Center. Participants will learn the fascinating and historic art of lacemaking through this hands-on class from instructor Irene Morgan of the Lacemakers Guild of Oklahoma. Students will learn the essential techniques of tatting using a shuttle and previous lacemaking experience is not required for the class. To participate, register online, contact education@okhistory.org, or call (405) 522-3602. The cost is $15 per person.

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First Saturday Hands-On History, Oklahoma History Center

August 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

On the first Saturday of each month, the Oklahoma History Center will offer a special Hands-On History program from 1 to 4 p.m. Each month the program focuses on a new theme with learning opportunities connected to that theme. 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 museum admission. The theme for August is “Back to…

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DNA Lunch & Learn, Oklahoma History Center

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

Are you overwhelmed by all the talk about DNA? Should I or shouldn’t I? Where do I start? This class will help you know more about what you can expect to accomplish with DNA testing as well as with sorting out the types of tests. Our speaker will be Debra Osborne Spindle, PhD, MLIS. Lunch & Learn Lectures are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month, June to August. We will meet in the classrooms at the Oklahoma History…

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Back to School Bash, Oklahoma History Center

August 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the Oklahoma History Center and other metro museums at the Back to School Bash at the Oklahoma History Center! Celebrate the beginning of the new school year and find out about all the museum has to offer teachers and their families. Staff will be on hand to answer questions about field trips, trunks, and special events. Oklahoma History Center trunks will be on display for hands-on interaction and many of the living history characters will be available as well.…

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September 2016

Septemberfest, Oklahoma History Center

September 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday, September 10, from 10am to 4pm the Oklahoma History Center celebrates Septemberfest! Along the Red River Journey visitors will enjoy interaction with living historians representing WWII, cowboys, land run participants, nineteenth century American Indians, antebellum musicians, the Civil War, and more! We will bring the past to life with learning stations, hands-on activities, and demonstrations. The adventure continues inside the History Center with live performances, storytelling, and unique exhibits about Oklahoma. This event free and open to the public.

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Public Meeting, SHPO’s FY 2017 Historic Preservation Fund Grant Application, Oklahoma History Center

September 16

The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will hold a public meeting on Friday, September 16, at 10:30 a.m. in the classroom of the Oklahoma History Center, located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City. SHPO staff will provide information about the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and how it supports the statewide preservation program. During the meeting, the SHPO will also receive public input for development of the Fiscal Year 2017 Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) application to the US…

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Museum Day Live!, Oklahoma History Center

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Oklahoma History Center will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, September 24, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s eleventh annual Museum Day Live! event. On this day only, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, DC-based facilities, which offer free admission every day. On September 24, the History Center will open its doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket. Each Museum Day Live! ticket provides free…

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October 2016

First Saturday Hands-On History, Oklahoma History Center

October 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Every month on the first Saturday until December 3, 2016

On the first Saturday of each month, the Oklahoma History Center will offer a special Hands-On History program from 1 to 4 p.m. Each month the program focuses on a new theme with learning opportunities connected to that theme. 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 museum admission.

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Home School Day, Oklahoma History Center

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Oklahoma History Center offers Home School Day on Monday, October 10, from 10am to 2pm. 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 historical interpreters. Visitors will find activities and demonstrations throughout the galleries. Home School Day is designed for family learners and home school groups to come, experience, and do! Home School Day is free and open to the…

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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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November 2016

Curator’s Talk: Child Labor, Oklahoma History Center

November 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

On November 3, 2016, the Oklahoma History Center will present a Curator’s Talk for the exhibit Child Labor in Oklahoma: Photographs by Lewis Hine, 1916-1917. The program begins at 7:30 pm and is free and open to the public. Child Labor in Oklahoma: Photographs by Lewis Hine, 1916-1917 opens October 1 at the Oklahoma History Center in the Chesapeake Events Center. Please note this room is also used for private meetings and events, so please call in advance to ensure…

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First Saturday Hands-On History, Oklahoma History Center

November 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Every month on the first Saturday until December 3, 2016

On the first Saturday of each month, the Oklahoma History Center will offer a special Hands-On History program from 1 to 4 p.m. Each month the program focuses on a new theme with learning opportunities connected to that theme. 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 museum admission.

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December 2016

First Saturday Hands-On History, Oklahoma History Center

December 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Every month on the first Saturday until December 3, 2016

On the first Saturday of each month, the Oklahoma History Center will offer a special Hands-On History program from 1 to 4 p.m. Each month the program focuses on a new theme with learning opportunities connected to that theme. 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 museum admission.

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