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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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January 2020

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

January 27, 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. Tedde Gibson is of the few organists comfortable…

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February 2020

History Alive! James Armistead Lafayette

February 6, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center is honored to present Colonial Williamsburg’s Stephen Seals in a portrayal of James Armistead Lafayette. Join us for this special presentation Thursday, February 6, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and will take place in the Chesapeake Event Center. Admission is $10 for Oklahoma Historical Society members and $20 for nonmembers. There is no reserved seating, so early arrival is recommended. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by calling 405-522-0765. James Armistead Lafayette was born…

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Oklahoma African American Family Film Festival

February 15, 12 p.m.5 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society’s Black Heritage Committee will present the Oklahoma African American Family Film Festival and workshop at the Oklahoma History Center on Saturday, February 15, from noon to 5 p.m. This event will include a presentation of videos, films and, raw, unedited footage documenting the history and culture of the African American experience in Oklahoma. The event will also feature Oklahoma filmmakers and films pertaining to the Sooner State. The festival is free and open to the public,…

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Southeastern Beadwork class

February 22, 10:30 a.m.4 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Learn from Martha Berry, Cherokee National Treasure and nationally renowned beadwork artist, in this Southeastern Beadwork class at the Oklahoma History Center! This class will be held Saturday, February 22, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. It includes all materials necessary to produce a pre-European contact Cherokee sun circle wall hanging. Open to participants eighteen or over, class size is limited and registration is required. The cost for the class is $150 for OHS members and $175 for nonmembers. Registration…

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March 2020

Women’s History Month gallery tour

March 7, 1 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Saturday, March 7, at 1 p.m. the Oklahoma History Center will celebrate Women’s History Month with a guided tour of the exhibit Until We Organize: The Struggle for the Equal Rights Amendment. Doctoral candidate and curator Chelsea Burroughs will speak about the Equal Rights Amendment debate in one of the most important states—Oklahoma—and why it never passed. The exhibit explores the role of women on both sides of the debate as well as the status of women in the…

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Oklahoma Farm-to-Table Family Festival

March 21, 10 a.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center will hold the Oklahoma Farm-to-Table Family Festival on Saturday, March 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors will experience the rich agricultural heritage of America from colonial times to modern-day innovations with hands-on activities for all ages. This festival is free and open to the public! For more information, please call 405-522- If you would like to be one of our festival vendors, please complete the online application.

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April 2020

Historic Preservation Review Committee Meeting

April 16, 1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
|Recurring Event (See all)
This committee meets quarterly.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), is pleased to announce the Oklahoma Historic Preservation Review Committee’s (HPRC) meeting schedule for calendar year 2020. 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 archeologist, Norman); Shirley Ballard Nero (historian, Clearview); Jana Phillips (architectural historian, Stillwater); and, Charles Wallis (historical…

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Brush Calligraphy class

April 18, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Learn basic brush and pen strokes to create beautiful pieces of art in the Oklahoma History Center's Brush Calligraphy class on Saturday, April 18. The class will be from 1 to 3 p.m. and the cost is $10 for OHS members and $20 for nonmembers. All materials are included and registration is required. This class is recommended for ages twelve and up. Registration opens on March 7 and closes on April 9.

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“Hello to Hollywood” Kilgen Organ performance featuring Rob Richards

April 20, 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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May 2020

Milliner (hat-making) class

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

Learn the history of Edwardian milliners and create your own hat in the Oklahoma History Center’s Milliner class on Saturday, May 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. This class is recommended for ages twelve and up. Registration is $50 for OHS members and $70 for nonmembers, and includes all supplies. Registration opens on March 21 and closes on April 15.

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June 2020

Soul of a People: Writing America’s Story film screening

June 27, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Eighty-five years after the implementation of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) by President Roosevelt, the Oklahoma History Center and the Smithsonian Channel are excited to present a screening of Soul of a People: Writing America’s Story. This screening will be held on Saturday, June 27, at 1 p.m., and is included with paid admission to the Oklahoma History Center. In the grip of the Great Depression, unemployed men and women joined an unlikely WPA program to document America in guidebooks and interviews…

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July 2020

Historic Preservation Review Committee Meeting

July 16, 1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
|Recurring Event (See all)
This committee meets quarterly.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), is pleased to announce the Oklahoma Historic Preservation Review Committee’s (HPRC) meeting schedule for calendar year 2020. 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 archeologist, Norman); Shirley Ballard Nero (historian, Clearview); Jana Phillips (architectural historian, Stillwater); and, Charles Wallis (historical…

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“America the Beautiful” Kilgen Organ performance featuring Brett Valliant

July 20, 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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National History Day Boot Camp

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

Teachers, would you like to bring project-based learning and critical thinking skills into your classroom? Come to National History Day Boot Camp to learn about this adaptable curriculum for students grades 6 to 12. This program will be held Thursday, July 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is $10 for OHS members and $15 for nonmembers. Registration opens June 18 and closes July 14.

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August 2020

Back to School Bash

August 6, 6 p.m.8 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Educators, get ready for resources galore! Come to the Oklahoma History Center on Thursday, August 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. Find out about free resources covering everything from science to social studies from museums and organizations around the state. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening. This event is free, but we ask that you preregister.

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September 2020

OkNHD Library Day

September 24, 10:30 a.m.4 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Join us for our annual OkNHD Library Day at the Oklahoma History Center on Thursday, September 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students will research in the Research Center and attend workshops for in-depth instruction on History Day fundamentals. OkNHD Library Day is free for teachers, students, and chaperones! Registration opens August 13 and closes September 17.

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October 2020

Historic Preservation Review Committee Meeting

October 15, 1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
|Recurring Event (See all)
This committee meets quarterly.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), is pleased to announce the Oklahoma Historic Preservation Review Committee’s (HPRC) meeting schedule for calendar year 2020. 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 archeologist, Norman); Shirley Ballard Nero (historian, Clearview); Jana Phillips (architectural historian, Stillwater); and, Charles Wallis (historical…

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“Cemetery Symbols: Carved in Stone” program

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

Join us as we explore the meaning behind historic gravestones on Saturday, October 31, from 1 to 3 p.m. Gravestones and cemeteries are rich in a language of symbols. Symbols can be difficult to interpret because their meaning changes over time. By examining the grave markers, one can learn more than just the person’s name. This class will provide the skills necessary to investigate the past through tombstones. The cost is $5 for OHS members and $10 for nonmembers. Registration…

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