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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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August 2018

Oklahoma City Sit-Ins 60th Anniversary program, Oklahoma History Center

August 16, 7:00 pm9:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society will host one of the many events planned to honor Clara Luper and the sit-ins of the civil rights movement in Oklahoma City. This free event on Thursday, August 16, at 7 pm will celebrate the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Youth Council and the many that later joined Luper to protest segregation in public accommodations beginning on August 19, 1958, with a sit-in at Katz Drug Store in downtown Oklahoma City.…

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Kate Barnard 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 presentation about Kate Barnard 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 preregister by calling 405-522-5225. This program will be held in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab, located…

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Interview and book signing with Boom Town author Sam Anderson, Oklahoma History Center

August 23, 12:00 pm1:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center is proud to present Sam Anderson, author of Boom Town: The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, its Chaotic Founding, its Apocalyptic Weather, its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-class Metropolis. Anderson will participate in a question and answer session with moderator Steve Lackmeyer. Lackmeyer, an award-winning author, columnist, and reporter in his own right, will ask Anderson about what inspired him to write the book, the steps he took to research the…

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*Class is Full* Faces Without Time: Photograph Identification from 1859 to 1920 workshop, Oklahoma History Center

August 24, 10:30 am4:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

This class is full; there are no spaces available. This workshop will give hands-on training to identify photographs dating from 1859 to 1920 with a concentration on portraits. The workshop will look at methods for establish­ing date ranges by looking at fashions, backdrops, specific photographers, mounting thicknesses, mounting colors, and edge treatments for board stock–mounted photographs and tintype masks. This program will be held on Friday, August 24, from 10:30 am to 4 pm in the Clark and Kay Musser…

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Faces Without Time: Photograph Identification from 1859 to 1920 workshop, Oklahoma History Center

August 28, 10:30 am4:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

This workshop will give hands-on training to identify photographs dating from 1859 to 1920 with a concentration on portraits. The workshop will look at methods for establish­ing date ranges by looking at fashions, backdrops, specific photographers, mounting thicknesses, mounting colors, and edge treatments for board stock–mounted photographs and tintype masks. This program will be held on Tuesday, August 28, from 10:30 am to 4 pm in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab. The Learning Lab is located on the…

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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 22nd 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. This year’s Septemberfest theme is “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!” This celebrates both the 75th anniversary of the Broadway debut of the famous musical and the exhibit now on display at the Oklahoma History Center. This free fall festival is open to…

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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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Kilgen Organ performance by Walt Strony, Oklahoma History Center

October 22, 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center is honored to announce the fall performance in Kilgen Organ program series. Accompanying the timeless Buster Keaton classic silent movie, The General (1926), will be organist Walt Strony. The performance will be Monday, October 22, from 7 to 8:30 pm in the Devon Great Hall of the Oklahoma History Center. Tickets are $10 for Oklahoma Historical Society members and $20 for non-members. To reserve your tickets, please call 405-522-0765. Walt Strony is one of America’s most…

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