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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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September 2019

OkNHD Fall Library Day

September 18, 10:30 a.m.2 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Join us for our annual OkNHD Fall Library Day at the Oklahoma History Center on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students will research in the library and attend workshops for help with their projects. OkNHD Library Day is free for teachers, students, and chaperones! Register Online

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Unsolved History: Forensic Science, Cold Cases, and Art Therapy exhibit closes

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

The Oklahoma History Center's exhibition entitled, Unsolved History: Forensic Science, Cold Cases, and Art Therapy will close on Monday, September 30. This exhibit is comprised of 11 artistic creations by Oklahoma-based artists and art therapists who work with the families of victims in cold case crimes. Led by Shannon Hazen, Tina Adams, and Kris Newlin, and connected to the Oklahoma Homicide Survivors Support Group, artists were paired with families to participate in the project. Each piece reflects the collaboration between…

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October 2019

Beginning Genealogy class

October 1, 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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History Alive! Eleanor Roosevelt

October 3, 2 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Thursday, October 3, the Oklahoma History Center (OHC) will welcome Susan Marie Frontczak, who will portray First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt in “What We Are Fighting For,” the OHC’s latest History Alive! living history presentation. This program is Frontczak’s interpretation of Mrs. Roosevelt’s views on World War II and the individual’s role in a world torn by war, hardship, and uncertainty. The performance will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m and seating will open at 1:30 p.m. There is no reserved seating,…

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History Alive! Eleanor Roosevelt

October 3, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Thursday, October 3, the Oklahoma History Center (OHC) will welcome Susan Marie Frontczak, who will portray First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt in “What We Are Fighting For,” the OHC’s latest History Alive! living history presentation. This program is Frontczak’s interpretation of Mrs. Roosevelt’s views on World War II and the individual’s role in a world torn by war, hardship, and uncertainty. The performance will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and doors will open at 6:30 p.m. There is no reserved seating,…

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Beginning Genealogy class

October 8, 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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Research Center Book Sale

October 9
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An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until October 12, 2019

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

Mark your calendar for our annual sale! This is your chance to shop rare and out-of-print books, historical maps and photos, periodicals, records, and gifts. All proceeds from the sale benefit the OHS Research Center. Book sale hours will be from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Saturday hours will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Research Center Book Sale

October 10
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An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until October 12, 2019

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

Mark your calendar for our annual sale! This is your chance to shop rare and out-of-print books, historical maps and photos, periodicals, records, and gifts. All proceeds from the sale benefit the OHS Research Center. Book sale hours will be from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Saturday hours will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Research Center Book Sale

October 11
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An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until October 12, 2019

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

Mark your calendar for our annual sale! This is your chance to shop rare and out-of-print books, historical maps and photos, periodicals, records, and gifts. All proceeds from the sale benefit the OHS Research Center. Book sale hours will be from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Saturday hours will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Discovering DNA Secrets with Blaine Bettinger and Melissa A. Johnson

October 11
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An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until October 12, 2019

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

The Oklahoma Genealogical Society and the Oklahoma Historical Society will present a two-day event about DNA testing and genealogical research. This event will be held October 11 and 12 at the Oklahoma History Center. Details and registration information will be available on www.okgensoc.org.

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Research Center Book Sale

October 12
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An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until October 12, 2019

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

Mark your calendar for our annual sale! This is your chance to shop rare and out-of-print books, historical maps and photos, periodicals, records, and gifts. All proceeds from the sale benefit the OHS Research Center. Book sale hours will be from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Saturday hours will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Discovering DNA Secrets with Blaine Bettinger and Melissa A. Johnson

October 12
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An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until October 12, 2019

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

The Oklahoma Genealogical Society and the Oklahoma Historical Society will present a two-day event about DNA testing and genealogical research. This event will be held October 11 and 12 at the Oklahoma History Center. Details and registration information will be available on www.okgensoc.org.

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Beginning Genealogy class

October 15, 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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Historic Preservation Review Committee meeting

October 17, 1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
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The HPRC meets quarterly.
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 2019. 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 HPRC’s 2019…

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A Night in the Life: The Swinging Sixties

October 18, 7 p.m.10 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Join the Oklahoma Historical Society for an immersive evening in the 1960s on Friday, October 18, from 7 to 10 p.m. Held at the Oklahoma History Center, this third annual fundraising gala will entertain guests with Oklahoma City radio icon Ronnie Kaye as our DJ and emcee, live music from Jimmy Dale Richardson with the Oklahoma Showgirls, dancing, and entertainment. The Savoy Trio will entertain guests as they channel the “Rat Pack” in a more relaxed venue. The photo booth…

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Oral History workshop with Joe Todd

October 19, 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Saturday, October 19, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Oklahoma Historical Society will hold an oral history workshop. Oral historian and author Joe Todd will share best practices for conducting an oral history interview. This program will be especially helpful for high school seniors who wish to apply for the Todd Family Scholarship, but it is open to the general public as well. This workshop will be held in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab, located on…

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“Carnival of Animals” Kilgen Organ family program and performance by Adam Mark Pajan

October 19, 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Saturday, October 19, the Oklahoma History Center will feature a Kilgen Organ family program from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Adam Mark Pajan of the American Organ Institute will give two performances of “Carnival of Animals” on the historic Kilgen Organ. Each performance will be about 35 minutes. This program is free with admission to the Oklahoma History Center. For more information, please call 405-522-0765. Admission to the Oklahoma History Center is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for…

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“The Phantom of the Opera” Kilgen Organ performance featuring Bernie Anderson

October 21, 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 the fall performance in the Kilgen Organ series. Organist Bernie Anderson will accompany the 1929 restored version of The Phantom of the Opera. This performance will be Monday, October 21, 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. The Oklahoma History Center is located at…

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Beginning Genealogy class

October 22, 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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Beginning Genealogy class

October 29, 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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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

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 crafts. Deck the Halls! is a family-friendly event and is free with paid admission to the museum.

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