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July 2018

Research Center book sale, Oklahoma History Center

July 18July 21
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Visit the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center book sale Wednesday, July 18, to Saturday, July 21, 2018. The Research Center’s annual book sale will include rare and out-of-print titles and genealogical materials. Shop for collectibles, periodicals, records, topographical maps, posters, photographs, microfilm, and more! The sale is open from 10 am to 5 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and from 10 to 1 pm on Saturday. All proceeds from the book sale support the Research Center.  

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Summer Sizzler: Finding Your Ancestors Through Land Records genealogy workshop, Oklahoma History Center

July 21, 10:00 am4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until July 21, 2018

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

The Oklahoma Genealogical Society and the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center will present the annual Summer Sizzler genealogy workshop on Friday, July 20, and Saturday, July 21, at the Oklahoma History Center. Doors open at 9:30 am each day, and workshop activities are from 10 am to 4:30 pm. The theme for this year's workshop is "Finding Your Ancestors Through Land Records." Visitors will learn about the many facets of land ownership in Oklahoma and how to research land records. Workshop presenters include…

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“Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein” Kilgen Organ performance by Dr. John D. Schwandt, Oklahoma History Center

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

The Oklahoma History Center is proud to present “Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein” as the theme for the next in a series of Kilgen organ performances. This performance comes as the History Center opens its newest exhibit, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!: The Birth of Modern Musical Theatre and a New Image for the State, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the debut Broadway production. The featured organist will be Dr. John D. Schwandt of the American Organ Institute at the University…

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Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

July 25, 10:30 am11:30 am
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Wednesdays in June and July; no program on July 4
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Each Wednesday in June and July the Oklahoma History Center will host Okietales from 10:30 to 11:30 am. Okietales is a one-of-a-kind reading and storytelling time where kids see and hear history! Every week we will dive into history with books and stories that explore a different topic, from the Wild West and cowboys to land runs and pioneer life. This program is designed for five- to nine-year-olds. There will be no program on Wednesday, July 4. Admission is $2…

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National History Day Boot Camp, Oklahoma History Center

July 26, 10:30 am5:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Interested in participating in National History Day (NHD)? Whether you have competed before or are new to the program, this workshop is for you! Oklahoma NHD can help meet state social studies standards providing a framework for reading, research, interpretation, and presentation. At the workshop, you will learn the 2018/2019 theme, the different types of projects, primary sources available in the area, and how to conduct NHD research in the classroom. This workshop is designed for educators. Registration is $10…

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Oklahoma Trivia Night, The Pump Bar

July 26, 8:00 pm10:00 pm
The Pump, 2425 North Walker Avenue Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Join History OffCenter at The Pump Bar on Thursday, July 26, at 8 pm as we take over Trivia Night. Do you know which foods are included in Oklahoma’s Official State Meal? How about the number of federally recognized American Indian tribes headquartered in our state? Can you name the Lawton-born musician who was the master of space and time? Come to Oklahoma Trivia Night at The Pump and put your Okie knowledge to the test. With questions covering topics…

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“Pack Your Wagon/Pioneer Crafts” Pioneer Family Fun Day, Pioneer Woman Museum

July 28, 10:30 am
Pioneer Woman Statue and Museum, 701 Monument Road Ponca City, OK 74604

The Pioneer Woman Museum in Ponca City continues its summer program series for families on select Saturdays in July. Pioneer Family Fun Days will be held from 10:30 am to 1 pm and will include hands-on, family-friendly activities. The theme for July 28 will be “Pack Your Wagon/Pioneer Crafts.” The cost is $5 per child, or $20 for families with four or more children. This also includes free admission to the museum! All activities are come and go and appropriate…

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August 2018

Sonic Summer Movies: Oklahoma! Sing-A-Long, Myriad Botanical Gardens

August 1, 9:00 pm10:30 pm
Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 West Reno Oklahoma City, 73102

Visit the Myriad Botanical Gardens for Sonic Summer Movies: Oklahoma! Sing-A-Long on Wednesday, August, 1, from 9 to 10:30 pm. The event will include closed-caption titles and a sing-a-long! This event is presented by SONIC, America’s Drive-In and sponsored by the Oklahoma History Center. The Myriad Botanical Gardens’ Sonic Summer Movies are held on the on The Devon Lawn. Enjoy movies, activities, food, and lots of fun. Thanks to SONIC, these movies are completely FREE. Come early to get a…

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Beading Workshop, Hunter’s Home

August 4
Hunter’s Home, 19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

On Saturday, August 4, Hunter’s Home will hold a Beading workshop. The workshop will begin at 9 am. Attendees will learn how to build a traditional felted bag, complete with beaded designs and satin strap. They will be instructed in this traditional craft by a Cherokee artist. The cost for the class is $125 per person and includes all materials and instruction; lunch is on your own. For more information or to make reservations, please call 918-456-2751, message Hunter’s Home…

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Brown Bag Lunch and Learn program, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

August 8, 12:00 pm1:00 pm
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid will host a free Brown Bag Lunch and Learn program on Wednesday, August 8, at noon. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunches and learn something new! For more information please call 580-237-1907.

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Spirited: Prohibition in America exhibit closes, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

August 11
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center will host a new traveling exhibit, Spirited: Prohibition in America, from June 16 to August 11. Organized by the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in partnership with Mid-America Arts Alliance of Kansas City, Missouri, Spirited: Prohibition in America explores the era of prohibition when America went “dry.” Visitors will learn about the complex issues that led America to adopt prohibition through the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1919 until its repeal through…

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Will Rogers and Wiley Post Fly-In, Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch

August 11, 7:30 am1:30 pm
Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 East 380 Road Oologah, OK 74053

On Saturday, August 11, Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch near Oologah will host the annual Will Rogers and Wiley Post Fly-In. Gates open at 7:30 am with free admission, though donations are appreciated. The event will take place from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm on the 2,000-foot grass strip adjacent to Oologah Lake. Pilots will fly the Oklahoma skies and land on the grass strip, a few yards from the home in which Will Rogers was born on November 4, 1879.…

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Quilting workshop with Martha Ray, Sod House Museum

August 11, 9:00 am11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until June 8, 2019

Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

Visit the Sod House Museum southeast of Aline for a quilting workshop on Saturday. The workshop will take place from 9 to 11 am with instructor Martha Ray, and the cost is $5 per person. For more information please contact Director Renee Trindle at 580-463-2441 or sodhouse@okhistory.org.

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Mysteries of the Mansion tour, Henry Overholser Mansion

August 16, 7:00 pm8:30 pm
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Mysteries of the Mansion tours are held on the third Thursday of the month.
Henry Overholser Mansion, 405 NW 15th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Visit the Henry Overholser Mansion in Oklahoma City for a Mysteries of the Mansion tour on Thursday at 7 pm. This extended tour allows guests to tour the mansion at night, examine archival materials, and hear some amazing stories. Guests are asked to RSVP in advance and the cost is $20 per person. To make a reservation for this special tour, please call 405-525-5325 or email overholsermansion@preservationok.org. The Overholser Mansion is owned by the OHS and managed by Preservation Oklahoma,…

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Crocheted Rag Rug Workshop, Sod House Museum

August 18, 9:30 am1:00 pm
Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

Nancy Hada of Cherokee, Oklahoma, will present a Rag Rug workshop at the Sod House Museum on Saturday, August 18, from 9:30 am to 1 pm. Rag rugs have been furnishing floors since the latter part of the eighteenth century. The concept for rag rugs came to the United States by way of European immigrants. When making these rugs, women would use strips of old clothes and worn-out blankets as a resourceful way to add warmth and decor to their…

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Third Saturday Living History program, Hunter’s Home

August 18, 1:00 pm4:00 pm
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This event takes place on the third Saturday of each month.
Hunter’s Home, 19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

Visit Hunter's Home (formerly known as the George M. Murrell Home) in Park Hill on Saturday from 1 to 4 pm to participate in a nineteenth-century living history activity. The 1845 Cherokee plantation home's staff members are pleased to share living history experiences with guests during the monthly Third Saturday Living History program. Historical interpreters dressed in period clothing will perform everyday plantation tasks, and guests can enjoy a variety of demonstrations, talk to historians, and even participate in some…

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Family Day at the Ranch, Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch

August 18, 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 East 380 Road Oologah, OK 74053

Experience life on a nineteenth-century ranch near Oologah! Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch will host Family Day at the Ranch on Saturday, August 18, from 1 to 3 pm. Hands-on activities and demonstrations will give visitors a glimpse of everyday life on the ranch during Will Rogers’s childhood. This month’s event will feature a cornhusk doll make-and-take activity with the Rogers County Cherokee youth group. Visitors also can enjoy a scenic stroll through the expansive property, with beautiful views of Oologah…

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Kate Barnard living history and program, Oklahoma History Center

August 22, 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Wednesday, August 22, the Research Center will offer a program about the life and contributions of Kate Barnard from 1 to 3 pm. The program will feature a living history presentation by Erin Brown. Mallory Covington will provide insight into the Kate Barnard Collection, part of the OHS Manuscript Archives. Registration is $10 per person, and we ask that you pre-register by calling 405-522-5225. This program will be held in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab, located inside…

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September 2018

Septemberfest, Oklahoma History Center

September 8
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Don't miss the twenty-second annual Septemberfest on Saturday, September 8, from 10 am to 3 pm at the Oklahoma History Center. This free festival is hosted by the First Family, Friends of the Mansion, and the Oklahoma History Center. Septemberfest activities will be held at the Oklahoma History Center, and the Governor’s Mansion will be open for tours. Visitors will enjoy arts and crafts, chuck wagon cooking, living history, face painting, laser tag, museum exhibits, pony rides, storytime with Governor…

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Quilting workshop with Martha Ray, Sod House Museum

September 8, 9:00 am11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until June 8, 2019

Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

Visit the Sod House Museum southeast of Aline for a quilting workshop on Saturday. The workshop will take place from 9 to 11 am with instructor Martha Ray, and the cost is $5 per person. For more information please contact Director Renee Trindle at 580-463-2441 or sodhouse@okhistory.org.

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Family Day at the Ranch, Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch

September 8, 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 East 380 Road Oologah, OK 74053

Experience life on a nineteenth-century ranch near Oologah! Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch will host Family Day at the Ranch on Saturday, September 8, from 1 to 3 pm. Hands-on activities and demonstrations will give visitors a glimpse of everyday life on the ranch during Will Rogers’s childhood. This month is a special harvesting party! Guests will learn about harvesting crops from the growing season. Attendees can visit the carpentry station to build a crate, then use the crate to collect…

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Third Saturday Living History program, Hunter’s Home

September 15, 1:00 pm4:00 pm
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This event takes place on the third Saturday of each month.
Hunter’s Home, 19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

Visit Hunter's Home (formerly known as the George M. Murrell Home) in Park Hill on Saturday from 1 to 4 pm to participate in a nineteenth-century living history activity. The 1845 Cherokee plantation home's staff members are pleased to share living history experiences with guests during the monthly Third Saturday Living History program. Historical interpreters dressed in period clothing will perform everyday plantation tasks, and guests can enjoy a variety of demonstrations, talk to historians, and even participate in some…

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Mysteries of the Mansion tour, Henry Overholser Mansion

September 20, 7:00 pm8:30 pm
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Mysteries of the Mansion tours are held on the third Thursday of the month.
Henry Overholser Mansion, 405 NW 15th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Visit the Henry Overholser Mansion in Oklahoma City for a Mysteries of the Mansion tour on Thursday at 7 pm. This extended tour allows guests to tour the mansion at night, examine archival materials, and hear some amazing stories. Guests are asked to RSVP in advance and the cost is $20 per person. To make a reservation for this special tour, please call 405-525-5325 or email overholsermansion@preservationok.org. The Overholser Mansion is owned by the OHS and managed by Preservation Oklahoma,…

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A Sense of Time and Place: Work by Greg Burns exhibit closes, Oklahoma History Center

September 29
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center is honored to present a selection of works by famed Oklahoma artist Greg Burns. The exhibit A Sense of Time and Place: Work by Greg Burns will consist of ten drawings and paintings that have been chosen by the artist specifically for display at the History Center. The exhibit will be located on the third floor of the History Center in an area of the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Gallery known as Curators’ Corner. The exhibit…

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October 2018

Quilting workshop with Martha Ray, Sod House Museum

October 13, 9:00 am11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until June 8, 2019

Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

Visit the Sod House Museum southeast of Aline for a quilting workshop on Saturday. The workshop will take place from 9 to 11 am with instructor Martha Ray, and the cost is $5 per person. For more information please contact Director Renee Trindle at 580-463-2441 or sodhouse@okhistory.org.

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Family Day at the Ranch, Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch

October 13, 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 East 380 Road Oologah, OK 74053

Experience life on a nineteenth-century ranch near Oologah! Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch will host Family Day at the Ranch on Saturday, October 13, from 1 to 3 pm. Hands-on activities and demonstrations will give visitors a glimpse of everyday life on the ranch during Will Rogers’s childhood. This month’s activities will feature an open fire and chuck wagon cooking. Visitors also can enjoy a scenic stroll through the expansive property, with beautiful views of Oologah Lake, a longhorn herd, and…

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Historic Preservation Review Committee meeting, Oklahoma History Center

October 18, 1:30 pm3:00 pm
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HPRC meetings take place on January 18, April 19, July 19, and October 18, 2018.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is pleased to announce the Oklahoma Historic Preservation Review Committee's (HPRC) meeting schedule for calendar year 2018. 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 Ron Frantz (architect, Oklahoma City); John Hartley (prehistoric archaeologist, Norman); Shirley Ballard Nero (historian, Clearview); Jana Phillips (architectural historian, Stillwater); and Charles Wallis (historical archaeologist, Norman). The…

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Mysteries of the Mansion tour, Henry Overholser Mansion

October 18, 7:00 pm8:30 pm
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Mysteries of the Mansion tours are held on the third Thursday of the month.
Henry Overholser Mansion, 405 NW 15th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Visit the Henry Overholser Mansion in Oklahoma City for a Mysteries of the Mansion tour on Thursday at 7 pm. This extended tour allows guests to tour the mansion at night, examine archival materials, and hear some amazing stories. Guests are asked to RSVP in advance and the cost is $20 per person. To make a reservation for this special tour, please call 405-525-5325 or email overholsermansion@preservationok.org. The Overholser Mansion is owned by the OHS and managed by Preservation Oklahoma,…

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Third Saturday Living History program, Hunter’s Home

October 20, 1:00 pm4:00 pm
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This event takes place on the third Saturday of each month.
Hunter’s Home, 19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

Visit Hunter's Home (formerly known as the George M. Murrell Home) in Park Hill on Saturday from 1 to 4 pm to participate in a nineteenth-century living history activity. The 1845 Cherokee plantation home's staff members are pleased to share living history experiences with guests during the monthly Third Saturday Living History program. Historical interpreters dressed in period clothing will perform everyday plantation tasks, and guests can enjoy a variety of demonstrations, talk to historians, and even participate in some…

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November 2018

Quilting workshop with Martha Ray, Sod House Museum

November 10, 9:00 am11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until June 8, 2019

Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

Visit the Sod House Museum southeast of Aline for a quilting workshop on Saturday. The workshop will take place from 9 to 11 am with instructor Martha Ray, and the cost is $5 per person. For more information please contact Director Renee Trindle at 580-463-2441 or sodhouse@okhistory.org.

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Mysteries of the Mansion tour, Henry Overholser Mansion

November 15, 7:00 pm8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Mysteries of the Mansion tours are held on the third Thursday of the month.
Henry Overholser Mansion, 405 NW 15th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Visit the Henry Overholser Mansion in Oklahoma City for a Mysteries of the Mansion tour on Thursday at 7 pm. This extended tour allows guests to tour the mansion at night, examine archival materials, and hear some amazing stories. Guests are asked to RSVP in advance and the cost is $20 per person. To make a reservation for this special tour, please call 405-525-5325 or email overholsermansion@preservationok.org. The Overholser Mansion is owned by the OHS and managed by Preservation Oklahoma,…

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Third Saturday Living History program, Hunter’s Home

November 17, 1:00 pm4:00 pm
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This event takes place on the third Saturday of each month.
Hunter’s Home, 19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

Visit Hunter's Home (formerly the George M. Murrell Home) in Park Hill on Saturday from 1 to 4 pm to participate in a nineteenth-century living history activity. The 1845 Cherokee plantation home's staff members are pleased to share living history experiences with guests during the monthly Third Saturday Living History program. Historical interpreters dressed in period clothing will perform everyday plantation tasks, and guests can enjoy a variety of demonstrations, talk to historians, and even participate in some of the…

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January 2019

Quilting workshop with Martha Ray, Sod House Museum

January 12, 2019, 9:00 am11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until June 8, 2019

Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

Visit the Sod House Museum southeast of Aline for a quilting workshop on Saturday. The workshop will take place from 9 to 11 am with instructor Martha Ray, and the cost is $5 per person. For more information please contact Director Renee Trindle at 580-463-2441 or sodhouse@okhistory.org.

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February 2019

Quilting workshop with Martha Ray, Sod House Museum

February 9, 2019, 9:00 am11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until June 8, 2019

Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

Visit the Sod House Museum southeast of Aline for a quilting workshop on Saturday. The workshop will take place from 9 to 11 am with instructor Martha Ray, and the cost is $5 per person. For more information please contact Director Renee Trindle at 580-463-2441 or sodhouse@okhistory.org.

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March 2019

Quilting workshop with Martha Ray, Sod House Museum

March 9, 2019, 9:00 am11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until June 8, 2019

Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

Visit the Sod House Museum southeast of Aline for a quilting workshop on Saturday. The workshop will take place from 9 to 11 am with instructor Martha Ray, and the cost is $5 per person. For more information please contact Director Renee Trindle at 580-463-2441 or sodhouse@okhistory.org.

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April 2019

Quilting workshop with Martha Ray, Sod House Museum

April 13, 2019, 9:00 am11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until June 8, 2019

Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

Visit the Sod House Museum southeast of Aline for a quilting workshop on Saturday. The workshop will take place from 9 to 11 am with instructor Martha Ray, and the cost is $5 per person. For more information please contact Director Renee Trindle at 580-463-2441 or sodhouse@okhistory.org.

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2019 Oklahoma History Conference, Chickasha

April 24, 2019April 26, 2019

The Oklahoma Historical Society's annual Oklahoma History Conference will be held April 24–26, 2019, in Chickasha, Oklahoma. More information will be announced in early 2019.

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May 2019

Quilting workshop with Martha Ray, Sod House Museum

May 11, 2019, 9:00 am11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until June 8, 2019

Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

Visit the Sod House Museum southeast of Aline for a quilting workshop on Saturday. The workshop will take place from 9 to 11 am with instructor Martha Ray, and the cost is $5 per person. For more information please contact Director Renee Trindle at 580-463-2441 or sodhouse@okhistory.org.

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June 2019

Quilting workshop with Martha Ray, Sod House Museum

June 8, 2019, 9:00 am11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until June 8, 2019

Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

Visit the Sod House Museum southeast of Aline for a quilting workshop on Saturday. The workshop will take place from 9 to 11 am with instructor Martha Ray, and the cost is $5 per person. For more information please contact Director Renee Trindle at 580-463-2441 or sodhouse@okhistory.org.

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