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Oklahoma History Conference, Hard Rock Hotel

April 26, 2017April 28, 2017

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Join the Oklahoma Historical Society for the 2017 Oklahoma History Conference at the Hard Rock Hotel in Catoosa. The theme for this year’s conference is “Tall Tales and Blue Whales: The Cultural Influence of Northeastern Oklahoma.”

The 2017 conference will feature many optional activities:

  • A Wednesday evening concert at the historic Cain’s Ballroom featuring Oklahoma native Ernie Fields, who has put bands together for The Voice, American Idol, and a number of national awards shows.
  • Sixteen presentation sessions on a wide range of topics pertaining to the theme.
  • The Annual Conference Luncheon with Cherokee Chief Bill John Baker, Chickasaw Governor Bill Anoatubby, and Creek Chief James Floyd.
  • A bus tour to the Port of Catoosa.
  • A bus tour of Route 66 including stops at the Blue Whale, the Foyil Totem Pole Park, the Claremore Historical Society Museum, and the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch.
  • A dinner and program at the Will Rogers Memorial on Thursday evening.
  • The Annual Awards Luncheon on Friday, including the induction of new members into the Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame and the distribution of other awards.
  • A plenary session featuring Nora Guthrie and Carolyn Wills, the daughters of Woody Guthrie and Bob Wills.

For details about registration, a complete schedule, and hotel information visit the conference page.



April 26, 2017
April 28, 2017
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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa
777 West Cherokee Street Catoosa, OK 74015