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800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105
405-522-0765
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April 2018

2018 Oklahoma History Conference, Oklahoma History Center

April 25April 27
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Make your reservation to attend the 2018 Oklahoma History Conference, Wednesday through Friday, April 25–27, at the Oklahoma History Center. This annual conference is presented by the Oklahoma Historical Society. This year's conference theme is "OHS125: Collecting, Preserving, and Sharing for the Next Generation" in honor of the Oklahoma Historical Society's 125th anniversary. The 2018 conference will include eighteen presentation sessions on a range of topics pertaining to Oklahoma history. Thursday's plenary session will feature Ted Chapin, president of The…

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“Celebrating Oklahoma! at 75″ program, Oklahoma History Center

April 26, 6:30 pm8:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Thursday, April 26, the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) and Oklahoma City University (OCU) will present the musical program “Celebrating Oklahoma! at 75.” To mark the 75th anniversary of the Broadway debut of Oklahoma! students from the OCU Wanda L. Bass School of Music will perform songs from the musical. Oklahoma! was the first collaboration of renowned musical theatre duo Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! was based on Green Grow the Lilacs, written by Oklahoman Lynn…

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“Music of the Big Band Era” Kilgen Organ performance by Ken Double, Oklahoma History Center

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

The Oklahoma History Center announces the next in its series of Kilgen Organ performances. "Music of the Big Band Era" will feature artist Ken Double on the Kilgen Organ with trombone accompaniment by Irv Wagner on Monday, April 30, at 7 pm in the Devon Great Hall of the Oklahoma History Center. Tickets are $20 for the general public and $10 for Oklahoma Historical Society members. Tickets may be purchased by calling 405-522-0765. There are no reserved seats, so early…

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May 2018

Oklahoma National History Day contest, Oklahoma History Center

May 2May 3
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

National History Day is more than an academic exercise for thousands of Oklahoma junior high and high school students; it is a tradition. On May 2–3, more than 500 6th through 12th grade students will present their exhibits, documentaries, performances, websites and papers at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City for the opportunity to advance to the National History Day contest held each summer at the University of Maryland at College Park. Due to the size of the event,…

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Preservation of Photographic Materials workshop, Oklahoma History Center

May 9, 10:00 am4:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Wednesday, May 9, from 10 am to 4 pm a workshop entitled Preservation of Photographic Materials will be held at the Oklahoma History Center. The instructor is Rebecca Elder of Rebecca Elder Cultural Heritage Preservation. Photographs are some of the most common items found in archival and museum collections, but they are also some of the most complex. During this full-day workshop, we will explore identification of photographic processes, storage, handling, display, and emergency response. You will leave knowing…

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Certified Local Governments Program workshop, Oklahoma History Center

May 9, 10:30 am12:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office May workshop series will be held May 9–11, 2018, at the Oklahoma History Center. The May 9 workshops will be in the OERB Classrooms; the May 10–11 workshops will be in the Musser Learning Lab, located inside the Research Center. Certified Local Governments Program: The SHPO and Municipalities Preserving Community Heritage The National Historic Preservation Act, as amended provides for partnerships to identify, evaluate, and protect historic properties in communities of all…

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Introduction to Section 106 and Determinations of Eligibility for the National Register workshop, Oklahoma History Center

May 9, 1:30 pm4:30 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office May workshop series will be held May 9–11, 2018, at the Oklahoma History Center. The May 9 workshops will be in the OERB Classrooms; the May 10–11 workshops will be in the Musser Learning Lab, located inside the Research Center. Introduction to Section 106 and Determinations of Eligibility for the National Register The workshop provides the basics about the review process in Oklahoma under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.…

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Working with the National Register of Historic Places workshop, Oklahoma History Center

May 10, 10:30 am4:30 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office May workshop series will be held May 9–11, 2018, at the Oklahoma History Center. The May 9 workshops will be in the OERB Classrooms; the May 10–11 workshops will be in the Musser Learning Lab, located inside the Research Center. Working with the National Register of Historic Places The National Register of Historic Places is the foundation of the SHPO's programs, and a basic understanding of the register is essential for those…

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Tax Incentives for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings workshop, Oklahoma History Center

May 11, 10:30 am12:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office May workshop series will be held May 9–11, 2018, at the Oklahoma History Center. The May 9 workshops will be in the OERB Classrooms; the May 10–11 workshops will be in the Musser Learning Lab, located inside the Research Center. Tax Incentives for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings 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…

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The Secretary’s Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings workshop, Oklahoma History Center

May 11, 1:30 pm4:30 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office May workshop series will be held May 9–11, 2018, at the Oklahoma History Center. The May 9 workshops will be in the OERB Classrooms; the May 10–11 workshops will be in the Musser Learning Lab, located inside the Research Center. The Secretary's Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings The workshop features a discussion of the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitation. Generally known as The Standards, these commonsense…

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June 2018

World War II program by Joe Todd, Oklahoma History Center

June 6, 10:30 am4:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Wednesday, June 6, the OHS Research Center will hold a one-day program exploring the history of World War II from 10:30 am to 4 pm. Historian Joe Todd will speak about D-Day, women in World War II, the USS Oklahoma, and share the story of "The Man Who Never Was." The cost for the program is $45 per person and lunch is included. Pre-registration is required; call 405-522-5225 to register. This program will be held in the Musser Learning…

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Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

June 6, 10:30 am11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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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Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

June 13, 10:30 am11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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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Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

June 20, 10:30 am11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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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Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

June 27, 10:30 am11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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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July 2018

Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

July 11, 10:30 am11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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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History Pioneers Junior Curator Camp, Oklahoma History Center

July 16, 10:00 am3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until July 20, 2018

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

The Oklahoma History Center's History Pioneers Junior Curator Camp is back this summer for students ages eight to twelve. Participants in this weeklong camp will learn about Oklahoma's early explorers and the role of a museum curator. Attendees will also visit behind-the-scenes areas at the Oklahoma History Center and create their own exhibit. History Pioneers Junior Curator Camp is July 16–20, 2018, and activities are from 10 am to 3 pm each day. Registration is $150 per person. Register Online

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History Pioneers Junior Curator Camp, Oklahoma History Center

July 17, 10:00 am3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until July 20, 2018

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

The Oklahoma History Center's History Pioneers Junior Curator Camp is back this summer for students ages eight to twelve. Participants in this weeklong camp will learn about Oklahoma's early explorers and the role of a museum curator. Attendees will also visit behind-the-scenes areas at the Oklahoma History Center and create their own exhibit. History Pioneers Junior Curator Camp is July 16–20, 2018, and activities are from 10 am to 3 pm each day. Registration is $150 per person. Register Online

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History Pioneers Junior Curator Camp, Oklahoma History Center

July 18, 10:00 am3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until July 20, 2018

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

The Oklahoma History Center's History Pioneers Junior Curator Camp is back this summer for students ages eight to twelve. Participants in this weeklong camp will learn about Oklahoma's early explorers and the role of a museum curator. Attendees will also visit behind-the-scenes areas at the Oklahoma History Center and create their own exhibit. History Pioneers Junior Curator Camp is July 16–20, 2018, and activities are from 10 am to 3 pm each day. Registration is $150 per person. Register Online

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Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

July 18, 10:30 am11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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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History Pioneers Junior Curator Camp, Oklahoma History Center

July 19, 10:00 am3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until July 20, 2018

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

The Oklahoma History Center's History Pioneers Junior Curator Camp is back this summer for students ages eight to twelve. Participants in this weeklong camp will learn about Oklahoma's early explorers and the role of a museum curator. Attendees will also visit behind-the-scenes areas at the Oklahoma History Center and create their own exhibit. History Pioneers Junior Curator Camp is July 16–20, 2018, and activities are from 10 am to 3 pm each day. Registration is $150 per person. Register Online

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Historic Preservation Review Committee meeting, Oklahoma History Center

July 19, 1:30 pm3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
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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History Pioneers Junior Curator Camp, Oklahoma History Center

July 20, 10:00 am3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until July 20, 2018

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

The Oklahoma History Center's History Pioneers Junior Curator Camp is back this summer for students ages eight to twelve. Participants in this weeklong camp will learn about Oklahoma's early explorers and the role of a museum curator. Attendees will also visit behind-the-scenes areas at the Oklahoma History Center and create their own exhibit. History Pioneers Junior Curator Camp is July 16–20, 2018, and activities are from 10 am to 3 pm each day. Registration is $150 per person. Register Online

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Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

July 25, 10:30 am11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
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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October 2018

Historic Preservation Review Committee meeting, Oklahoma History Center

October 18, 1:30 pm3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
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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