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“The Revolutionary War Your Mother Didn’t Tell You About” living history program
July 27, 1 p.m.–3 p.m.
The Oklahoma Genealogical Society and the Oklahoma Historical Society will present a Revolutionary War living history program on Saturday, July 27, from 1 to 3 p.m. Historian Mike Sheriff will give this presentation in two parts. It will begin with a first-person narrative of a 1783 Virginia regimental soldier talking about the American War of Independence. This will include events leading up to the war, some battles, the life of a soldier, the division between people living in the colonies, and how troops were raised and fought. The second part will refute some myths about the Revolutionary War, share little-known facts about the brutality of the war, and include time for questions.
Mike Sheriff is an avid historian and is recognized as an authority on the cattle drives, the Civil War, and US marshals in Indian and Oklahoma Territories. He teaches multiple courses for the University of Oklahoma (OU) Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and is a frequent guest lecturer at OU, schools, and civic groups. He is a docent at the Oklahoma History Center and presents multiple living history characters to thousands of people across the state while also volunteering as a curator working with various artifacts at the Oklahoma Historical Society.
Following the presentation, lemonade and light refreshments of the period prepared from Colonial Williamsburg recipes will be served.
This program is $15 per person and advance registration is preferred. Online registration is available at okgensoc.org/store.php?sid=1#sr37. This program will be held in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab, which is located inside the Research Center on the first floor of the Oklahoma History Center.