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Oklahoma History Center

800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105
405-522-0765
www.okhistory.org/historycenter

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October 2019

Votes for Women exhibit closes

October 28
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On November 5, 2018, the Oklahoma History Center opened a photographic exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in Oklahoma. Votes for Women features twenty-eight black-and-white photographs from the Oklahoma Historical Society's photograph archives and the Library of Congress highlighting some of the key moments and events, and the people who fearlessly led the way. Three reproduction postcard illustrations are also on exhibit. This exhibit is on display in the Chesapeake Event Center and Gallery through October…

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Beginning Genealogy class

October 29, 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, repeating until October 29, 2019

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

With so many resources, websites, and services, starting your family research can be daunting. In this five-session class, our instructors will show you the steps to success in tracing your own family tree. This class meets Tuesdays in October from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration is $30 for OHS members and $40 for nonmembers, and preregistration is required. Contact the Research Center at 405-522-5225 to preregister. This class will be held in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab,…

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“Mysterious Oklahoma” program

October 31, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

This Halloween, the Research Center will present “Mysterious Oklahoma,” a program exploring two intriguing topics in Oklahoma lore. Registration is $5 for OHS members and $10 for nonmembers, and preregistration is required. Contact the Research Center at 405-522-5225 to preregister. This program will be held in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab, located on the first floor of the Oklahoma History Center. Elmer McCurdy: Train Robber Turned Funhouse Mummy Michael Williams will speak about the criminal activities of Elmer McCurdy,…

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November 2019

“Preserving Your Family Heirlooms” workshop

November 2, 10:30 a.m.4 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Join the Oklahoma Historical Society staff for a workshop on preserving your own family collections on Saturday, November 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The workshop will cover the tools and supplies available for preserving your treasures for future generations. Our knowledgeable staff will share best practices for preserving photos, books, documents, textiles, newspapers, and more. Participants will also learn about digitizing items and how to convert audio and video to different formats. Don't miss this chance to learn…

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LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 film screening and discussion

November 2, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center will host a screening of LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 on Saturday, November 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. Comanche filmmaker Julianna Brannum chronicles the life of Comanche activist and national civil rights leader LaDonna Harris in this film. Brannum, the great-niece of Harris, celebrates her life and the personal struggles that led her to become a voice for Native people and her contemporary work to strengthen and rebuild indigenous communities, and train emerging Native leaders around…

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Native Women Artists Discussion

November 9, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society will host a discussion with American Indian women artists on Saturday, November 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Oklahoma History Center. Dr. Mary Jo Watson (Seminole) will lead a discussion with artists Anita Fields (Osage), Sharron Ahtone Harjo (Kiowa), Ruthe Blalock Jones (Delaware, Shawnee, Peoria), and Margaret Roach Wheeler (Choctaw-Chickasaw). The artists will talk about their contributions to Native arts and culture. This free event will take place in the Chesapeake Event Center and…

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Jewelry Beadwork class

November 16, 10:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Learn how to make a beautiful beaded collar necklace and matching earrings with artist Tracy Newkumet-Burrows on Saturday, November 16, at the Oklahoma History Center. Registration opens September 4 and closes November 6. The cost is $125 for OHS members and $150 for the general public and all materials are included. For more information, please email education@okhistory.org. Register Online

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December 2019

The Section 106 Review Process: A Workshop for Agency Officials and Cultural Resource Management Consultants

December 5, 10:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office December workshop series will be held December 5–6, 2019, in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab on the first floor of the Oklahoma History Center. The Section 106 Review Process: A Workshop for Agency Officials and Cultural Resource Management Consultants will be held Thursday, December 5, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The workshop provides the basics about the review process in Oklahoma under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation…

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Tax Incentives for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings

December 6, 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office December workshop series will be held December 5–6, 2019, in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab on the first floor of the Oklahoma History Center. Tax Incentives for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings will be held on Friday, December, 6, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants will learn about the federal and state investment tax credits for certified rehabilitation of a certified historic structure. A detailed discussion of the Historic Preservation Certification…

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The Secretary’s Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings

December 6, 1:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office December workshop series will be held December 5–6, 2019, in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab on the first floor of the Oklahoma History Center. The Secretary's Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings will be held on Friday, December, 6, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The workshop features a discussion of the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitation. Generally known as The Standards, these common-sense principles are…

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Deck the Halls!

December 7, 10:30 a.m.12 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Who doesn’t like a good sale and holiday music? Come to the Oklahoma History Center for our annual Museum Store sale, holiday music played on the Kilgen Organ, and free crafts for kids. Deck the Halls! is a family-friendly event and is free with paid admission to the museum.

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January 2020

“From Gospel to Jazz and Beyond” Kilgen Organ performance featuring Tedde Gibson

January 27, 2020, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center is pleased to announce a Kilgen Organ series performance featuring organist Tedde Gibson. The theme will be “From Gospel to Jazz and Beyond.” This performance will be Monday, January 27, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for Oklahoma Historical Society members and $20 for nonmembers, and may be reserved by calling 405-522-0765. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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April 2020

“Hello to Hollywood” Kilgen Organ performance featuring Rob Richards

April 20, 2020, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center is pleased to announce a Kilgen Organ series performance featuring Rob Richards (tentative). The theme will be “Hello to Hollywood.” This performance will be Monday, April 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for Oklahoma Historical Society members and $20 for nonmembers, and may be reserved by calling 405-522-0765. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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July 2020

“America the Beautiful” Kilgen Organ performance featuring Brett Valliant

July 20, 2020, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center is pleased to announce a performance in the Kilgen Organ series featuring organist Brett Valliant. The theme will be “America the Beautiful.” This performance will be Monday, January 27, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for Oklahoma Historical Society members and $20 for nonmembers, and may be reserved by calling 405-522-0765. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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