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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

May 2015

Research Center Lunch & Learn: Civil War Ancestors

May 27 @ 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. May’s program will be “Finding Your Civil War Ancestors” with speaker Mahlon Erickson. 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 also register by mail…

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June 2015

Okietales

June 3 @ 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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Okietales

June 10 @ 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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Okietales

June 17 @ 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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Fiber Rendezvous and Traditional Craft Day

June 20 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Oklahoma History Center invites you and your family to come experience the art of heritage crafts and fiber rendezvous. The galleries will come to life with demonstrations and hands-on activities exploring traditional crafts such as weaving, spinning, basket weaving, and beadwork from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 20. The event is free with museum admission. For more information about the event, please contact education@okhistory.org or (405) 522-3602.

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Okietales

June 24 @ 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: Those Who Stayed

June 24 @ 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 program for June will be “Those Who Stayed,” presented by William D. Welge, Director of the Office of American Indian Culture and Preservation. The program will explore resources and history of American Indians and tribes who did not travel to Oklahoma through removal but instead remained on their ancestral lands. Registration is $10 per person and…

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Family Space Camp

June 27

Join the Oklahoma History Center for a special space-themed camp on Saturday, June 27, from 2 to 5 p.m. Families will explore the space exhibit, use hands-on space gadgets, and create their own rocket. Registration is required and space is limited to ten families. Cost is $35 per couple and $10 for each additional person. All ages are welcome. For more information about the event or to register, please contact education@okhistory.org or 405-522-3602.

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July 2015

Okietales

July 1 @ 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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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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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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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
|Recurring Event (See all)
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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Genealogy Workshop at the History Center

July 31 - August 1

The OHS Research Center and the Oklahoma Genealogical Society will host a joint genealogy workshop on July 31 and August 1, 2015 at the Oklahoma History Center. Check back for complete details.

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Summer Sizzler Genealogy Workshop

July 31 - August 1

Registration is $35 for one day or $50 for both days. Lunch is included! Register online at or learn more at www.okgensoc.org. Friday, July 31 Resources from Around the State Explore Oklahoma resources with speakers from across Oklahoma including: Cleveland County Genealogical Society Lawton Public Library Muskogee Public Library Mahlon Erickson, creator of the online Oklahoma Death Index Saturday, August 1 Put It All Together for Your Family to Share The Oklahoma Genealogical Society guides you through the steps for…

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August 2015

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 5, 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

Research Center Preservation Workshop

November 4

Join the Oklahoma Historical Society staff for a workshop about preserving your own family collections. Topics will include tips and best practices for preserving photos, paper items, textiles, scrapbooks, oral histories, film, and video. Attendees will also learn about supplies and tools for preservation. More details to be announced.

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