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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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June 2018

Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

June 20, 10:30 am11:30 am
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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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A Sense of Time and Place: Work by Greg Burns exhibit opens, Oklahoma History Center

June 21
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center is honored to present a selection of works by famed Oklahoma artist Greg Burns. The exhibit A Sense of Time and Place: Work by Greg Burns will consist of ten drawings and paintings that have been chosen by the artist specifically for display at the History Center. The exhibit will be located on the third floor of the History Center in an area of the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Gallery known as Curators’ Corner. The exhibit…

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Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

June 27, 10:30 am11:30 am
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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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Juneteenth celebration featuring ARISE, Oklahoma History Center

June 30, 2:00 pm3:30 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Join the Oklahoma Historical Society on Saturday, June 30, at 2 pm to celebrate Juneteenth. The African-American Renewing Interest in Spirituals Ensemble (ARISE) will be performing at the Oklahoma History Center. The choir will embody the stories and songs of African American spirituals to share America’s historical struggles, tragedies, and triumphs. The performance is free to the public, but the OHS would like to encourage donations to the Shirley Ballard Nero Endowment. Under the direction of Shawn Chastain, executive coordinator…

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July 2018

Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

July 11, 10:30 am11:30 am
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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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Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!: The Birth of Modern Musical Theatre and a New Image for the State exhibit opens, Oklahoma History Center

July 12
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center’s newest exhibit, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!: The Birth of Modern Musical Theatre and a New Image for the State, celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Broadway production’s debut. The exhibit opens on Thursday, July 12, and may be viewed during the History Center’s normal hours of operation, Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. Based on the 1931 play Green Grow the Lilacs by Claremore, Oklahoma, native Lynn Riggs, Oklahoma! was the first musical…

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Dutch Oven Cooking class, Oklahoma History Center

July 14, 9:00 am1:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Saturday, July 14, from 9 am to 1 pm the Oklahoma History Center Education Department will host a Dutch Oven Cooking class. Registration is required and space is limited, so participants are encouraged to sign up early. The cost is $20 and will include all materials. The class will begin inside the museum with historical information on this method of cooking, instructions on how to care for and clean Dutch ovens, and recipes for Dutch oven cooking. The majority…

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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
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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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Research Center book sale, Oklahoma History Center

July 18July 21
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Visit the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center book sale Wednesday, July 18, to Saturday, July 21, 2018. The Research Center’s annual book sale will include rare and out-of-print titles and genealogical materials. Shop for collectibles, periodicals, records, topographical maps, posters, photographs, microfilm, and more! The sale is open from 10 am to 5 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and from 10 to 1 pm on Saturday. All proceeds from the book sale support the Research Center.  

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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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Civil War living history and program, Oklahoma History Center

July 18, 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Wednesday, July 18, the Research Center will offer a program about the Civil War from 1 to 3 pm. The program will feature a living history presentation by Preston Ware. Patricia Jones and Mallory Covington will share information about Civil War-related materials in the OHS Research Division. Registration is $10 per person, and we ask that you pre-register by calling 405-522-5225. This program will be held in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab, located inside the Research Center…

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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
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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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Summer Sizzler: Finding Your Ancestors Through Land Records genealogy workshop, Oklahoma History Center

July 20, 10:00 am4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until July 21, 2018

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

The Oklahoma Genealogical Society and the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center will present the annual Summer Sizzler genealogy workshop on Friday, July 20, and Saturday, July 21, at the Oklahoma History Center. Doors open at 9:30 am each day, and workshop activities are from 10 am to 4:30 pm. The theme for this year's workshop is "Finding Your Ancestors Through Land Records." Visitors will learn about the many facets of land ownership in Oklahoma and how to research land records. Workshop presenters include…

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Summer Sizzler: Finding Your Ancestors Through Land Records genealogy workshop, Oklahoma History Center

July 21, 10:00 am4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until July 21, 2018

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

The Oklahoma Genealogical Society and the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center will present the annual Summer Sizzler genealogy workshop on Friday, July 20, and Saturday, July 21, at the Oklahoma History Center. Doors open at 9:30 am each day, and workshop activities are from 10 am to 4:30 pm. The theme for this year's workshop is "Finding Your Ancestors Through Land Records." Visitors will learn about the many facets of land ownership in Oklahoma and how to research land records. Workshop presenters include…

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“Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein” Kilgen Organ performance by Dr. John D. Schwandt, Oklahoma History Center

July 23, 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center is proud to present “Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein” as the theme for the next in a series of Kilgen organ performances. This performance comes as the History Center opens its newest exhibit, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!: The Birth of Modern Musical Theatre and a New Image for the State, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the debut Broadway production. The featured organist will be Dr. John D. Schwandt of the American Organ Institute at the University…

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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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National History Day Boot Camp, Oklahoma History Center

July 26, 10:30 am5:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Interested in participating in National History Day (NHD)? Whether you have competed before or are new to the program, this workshop is for you! Oklahoma NHD can help meet state social studies standards providing a framework for reading, research, interpretation, and presentation. At the workshop, you will learn the 2018/2019 theme, the different types of projects, primary sources available in the area, and how to conduct NHD research in the classroom. This workshop is designed for educators. Registration is $10…

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August 2018

Kate Barnard living history and program, Oklahoma History Center

August 22, 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Wednesday, August 22, the Research Center will offer a program about the life and contributions of Kate Barnard from 1 to 3 pm. The program will feature a living history presentation by Erin Brown. Mallory Covington will provide insight into the Kate Barnard Collection, part of the OHS Manuscript Archives. Registration is $10 per person, and we ask that you pre-register by calling 405-522-5225. This program will be held in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab, located inside…

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September 2018

Septemberfest, Oklahoma History Center

September 8
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Don't miss the twenty-second annual Septemberfest on Saturday, September 8, from 10 am to 3 pm at the Oklahoma History Center. This free festival is hosted by the First Family, Friends of the Mansion, and the Oklahoma History Center. Septemberfest activities will be held at the Oklahoma History Center, and the Governor’s Mansion will be open for tours. Visitors will enjoy arts and crafts, chuck wagon cooking, living history, face painting, laser tag, museum exhibits, pony rides, storytime with Governor…

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A Sense of Time and Place: Work by Greg Burns exhibit closes, Oklahoma History Center

September 29
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center is honored to present a selection of works by famed Oklahoma artist Greg Burns. The exhibit A Sense of Time and Place: Work by Greg Burns will consist of ten drawings and paintings that have been chosen by the artist specifically for display at the History Center. The exhibit will be located on the third floor of the History Center in an area of the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Gallery known as Curators’ Corner. The exhibit…

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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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