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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

July 2015

Watie Treaty on Exhibit

July 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until July 10, 2015

Officials from NSU, Oklahoma Historical Society, Cherokee Nation and the Helmerich Center for American Research at the Gilcrease Museum gathered at the Oklahoma History Center on June 23 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and to view facsimiles of several documents, including a three-page original signed copy of the treaty. Copies of the “Watie Treaty,” a historical narrative by NSU professor Dr. Brad Agnew and other documents will be on display at the Oklahoma…

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History Pioneers Junior Curator Camp

July 6 - 10

Ever thought about a career in the museum field? Join the Oklahoma History Center in the second History Pioneers Junior Curator Camp from July 6 to 10. Participants will work from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to create their own exhibit to display at the History Center with an exhibit opening on Friday, July 10, at 2 p.m. Students aged eight to twelve will learn how to handle artifacts, write labels, research, make mounts, and present an exhibit. Cost for…

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Watie Treaty on Exhibit

July 6 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until July 10, 2015

Officials from NSU, Oklahoma Historical Society, Cherokee Nation and the Helmerich Center for American Research at the Gilcrease Museum gathered at the Oklahoma History Center on June 23 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and to view facsimiles of several documents, including a three-page original signed copy of the treaty. Copies of the “Watie Treaty,” a historical narrative by NSU professor Dr. Brad Agnew and other documents will be on display at the Oklahoma…

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Watie Treaty on Exhibit

July 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until July 10, 2015

Officials from NSU, Oklahoma Historical Society, Cherokee Nation and the Helmerich Center for American Research at the Gilcrease Museum gathered at the Oklahoma History Center on June 23 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and to view facsimiles of several documents, including a three-page original signed copy of the treaty. Copies of the “Watie Treaty,” a historical narrative by NSU professor Dr. Brad Agnew and other documents will be on display at the Oklahoma…

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Watie Treaty on Exhibit

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until July 10, 2015

Officials from NSU, Oklahoma Historical Society, Cherokee Nation and the Helmerich Center for American Research at the Gilcrease Museum gathered at the Oklahoma History Center on June 23 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and to view facsimiles of several documents, including a three-page original signed copy of the treaty. Copies of the “Watie Treaty,” a historical narrative by NSU professor Dr. Brad Agnew and other documents will be on display at the Oklahoma…

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Okietales

July 8 @ 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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Watie Treaty on Exhibit

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until July 10, 2015

Officials from NSU, Oklahoma Historical Society, Cherokee Nation and the Helmerich Center for American Research at the Gilcrease Museum gathered at the Oklahoma History Center on June 23 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and to view facsimiles of several documents, including a three-page original signed copy of the treaty. Copies of the “Watie Treaty,” a historical narrative by NSU professor Dr. Brad Agnew and other documents will be on display at the Oklahoma…

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Watie Treaty on Exhibit

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until July 10, 2015

Officials from NSU, Oklahoma Historical Society, Cherokee Nation and the Helmerich Center for American Research at the Gilcrease Museum gathered at the Oklahoma History Center on June 23 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and to view facsimiles of several documents, including a three-page original signed copy of the treaty. Copies of the “Watie Treaty,” a historical narrative by NSU professor Dr. Brad Agnew and other documents will be on display at the Oklahoma…

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Oklahoma History Center Museum Store Sale

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until July 11, 2015

Beat the heat at the Oklahoma History Center Museum Store’s Summer Sale! The sale will be held on Friday, July 10, and Saturday, July 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Save on our great selection of Made in Oklahoma products and other items that celebrate the history and culture of our great state! Members always receive a discount of 15 percent on Museum Store purchases, but will receive an additional 10 percent off regularly priced items during…

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Oklahoma History Center Museum Store Sale

July 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until July 11, 2015

Beat the heat at the Oklahoma History Center Museum Store’s Summer Sale! The sale will be held on Friday, July 10, and Saturday, July 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Save on our great selection of Made in Oklahoma products and other items that celebrate the history and culture of our great state! Members always receive a discount of 15 percent on Museum Store purchases, but will receive an additional 10 percent off regularly priced items during…

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Oklahoma and the Great Depression: Photographs from the Farm Security Administration Exhibit Opening

July 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

A new photography exhibit will open on Wednesday, July 15, in the Chesapeake Events Center at the Oklahoma History Center. The exhibit will feature photographs from the Farm Security Administration. Please call 405-522-0765 for more information. Please note that the Chesapeake Events Center is used for special occasions and meetings. We recommend calling to ensure the room will be open on the day of your visit.

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Okietales

July 15 @ 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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National History Day Boot Camp

July 16

is for you. Join Oklahoma NHD staff for an introduction to NHD. Learn the 2015-2016 theme, primary sources available in the area, how to conduct research, and the different types of projects. This workshop is free for teachers on July 16, 2015 at the Oklahoma History Center from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Oklahoma NHD can help meet state social studies standards providing a framework for reading, research, interpretation, and presentation. In addition, staff will provide correlations for Oklahoma Assessment Standards…

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Southeastern Fingerweaving I

July 18

Come join us at the Oklahoma History Center for a day of fun and fingerweaving. Learn the history of Southeastern American Indian people by fingerweaving your own bookmark or start a garter in the diagonal weave in the colors you choose. On Saturday, July 18, the class will learn the art of Southeastern fingerweaving 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…

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Okietales

July 22 @ 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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Research Center Lunch & Learn: Obituaries

July 22 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The OHS Research Center will hold Lunch & Learn Lectures in May, June, July, and August on the last Wednesday of the month. July’s program will be presented by Dr. Debra Spindle, Librarian at the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center. The topic will be “Mining Obituaries” and will explore using obituaries in genealogical research. Registration is $10 per person and lunch is included. Programs are held in the classrooms of the Oklahoma History Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.…

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Research Center Book Sale

July 29 - August 1

Don’t miss the Research Center Book Sale July 29-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 Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and 10am to 3pm on…

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Okietales

July 29 @ 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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Summer Sizzler Genealogy Workshop

July 31 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Every day until August 1, 2015

Registration is $35 for one day or $50 for both days. Lunch is included! Register online at or learn more at www.okgensoc.org. Sponsored by the Oklahoma Historical Society and the Oklahoma Genealogical Society. Friday, July 31 OHS: Discovering Hidden Resources in Libraries Around the State 9:30 am Doors Open – Registration 10:00 am Brief Introductions and Welcome Laura Martin 10:15 am Lawton Public Library Genealogy Collections The Lawton Public Library lets us in on the wonderful records they hold. Amber…

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August 2015

Summer Sizzler Genealogy Workshop

August 1 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Every day until August 1, 2015

Registration is $35 for one day or $50 for both days. Lunch is included! Register online at or learn more at www.okgensoc.org. Sponsored by the Oklahoma Historical Society and the Oklahoma Genealogical Society. Friday, July 31 OHS: Discovering Hidden Resources in Libraries Around the State 9:30 am Doors Open – Registration 10:00 am Brief Introductions and Welcome Laura Martin 10:15 am Lawton Public Library Genealogy Collections The Lawton Public Library lets us in on the wonderful records they hold. Amber…

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Research Center Lunch & Learn: Secrets of the Manuscript Collections

August 26 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The OHS Research Center will hold Lunch & Learn Lectures in May, June, July, and August on the last Wednesday of the month. The August program will be “Secrets of the OHS Manuscript Collections” with Mallory Covington, OHS Manuscript Archivist. Registration is $10 per person and lunch is included. Programs are held in the classrooms of the Oklahoma History Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 405-522-5224 to register by phone; please have a credit card ready. You may…

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Storytelling Festival

August 27 - 29

The Arts Council of Oklahoma City’s 2015 Oklahoma City Storytelling Festival will take place August 27-29 at the Oklahoma History Center. This must-see festival celebrates the art of storytelling. For over 30 years, the Arts Council of Oklahoma City has produced the Oklahoma City Storytelling Festival, which has delighted audiences with nationally-acclaimed storytellers, workshops and outreach performances. Named one of the best places to hear or tell a tale, the Storytelling Festival offers performances by some of the nation’s best…

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September 2015

Septemberfest

September 12

Join the Oklahoma History Center and the Governor’s Mansion for the 19th Annual Septemberfest on Saturday, September 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to all of the activities and the museum are free for the entire day. 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,…

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November 2015

Caring for Your Family Heirlooms with the OHS Research Center

November 4

Join the Oklahoma Historical Society staff for a workshop on preserving your own family collections. Our knowledgeable staff will share tips and best practices for preserving photos, maps, textiles, and scrapbooks. Participants will also learn how to conduct and preserve oral histories. Don’t miss this chance to learn how to care for your precious family mementos. The workshop will cover the tools and supplies available for preserving your treasures for future generations. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the day!…

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