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August 2019

Super Smash Brothers Video Game Competition

August 20, 6 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

Get ready to battle it out on the big screen during a Video Game Competition in the newly renovated Will Rogers Theatre (located inside the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore). The game will be Super Smash Brothers and the competition will take place on Tuesday, August 20, at 6 p.m. It is open to ages 12 and up, and prizes will be awarded for first through eighth place. Registration is $5 per person and is limited to 32 competitors.…

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“UCO: the Best-Kept Secret in the OKC Metro Area” program

August 21, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society will present “UCO: the Best-Kept Secret in the OKC Metro Area” Wednesday, August 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. Nicole Willard will speak about collections at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO). The Max Chambers Library, Archives, and Special Collections at UCO have a rich tradition of collecting materials to document the history of the university, Edmond, and other Oklahoma communities. In this session, you will learn about special collections that may help with your genealogical research. Nicole…

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Oklahoma City Ballet program and Field Trip Day

August 23
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center and Oklahoma City Ballet are partnering to present a special program on Friday, August 23, at 10:30 a.m. Teachers, students, and home school groups are invited to visit the museum and experience the Oklahoma City Ballet’s presentation. It will include information about life as a dancer, the history of dance in Oklahoma, and attendees will even learn a few steps! For more information please call 405-522-0785. To sign up please fill out our Field Trip Registration…

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Basket Making workshop

August 24
Fort Towson Historic Site, HC 63, Box 1580 Fort Towson, OK 74735

Fort Towson Historic Site will host a Basket Making workshop on Saturday, August 24. Instructor Linda Lou will teach participants the art of basket weaving in this hands-on workshop. Attendees even get to take home a completed basket! The cost of the class is $45 and all supplies are included. For more information please contact John Davis at 580-873-2634 or jdavis@okhistory.org.

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Farmstead Cafe at OHC Grand Opening

August 26
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Farmstead Cafe at OHC will host a grand opening and coffee toast on Monday, August 26, at 11 a.m. on the third floor of the Oklahoma History Center. The event will feature Oklahoma leaders including Lieutenant Governor Matt Pinnell and Secretary of Agriculture Blayne Arthur. They will welcome a Made In Oklahoma restaurant at one of the state’s greatest treasures, the Oklahoma History Center—where tourism, agriculture, local producers, history, and good food meet!

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Blacksmithing Demonstrations

August 26, 5 p.m.7 p.m.
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An event every month that begins at 5 p.m. on day Last of the month, repeating until August 26, 2019

Cherokee Strip Museum and Rose Hill School, 2617 West Fir Street Perry, OK 73077

Visit the Cherokee Strip Museum in Perry on the last Monday of each month for Blacksmithing Demonstrations in the new blacksmith shop. The demonstrations will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Guests can enjoy watching the craftsmen work and will have an opportunity for hands-on experiences. This educational event is free to attend, but donations are appreciated. For more information please call 580-336-2405.

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50 Years of Photojournalism at The Oklahoman exhibit opens

August 27
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is pleased to present a special exhibit titled 50 Years of Photojournalism at The Oklahoman. This exhibit will be on display August 27 through November 9. For more information please call 580-237-1907.

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Claremore Museum Night and Open House

August 29, 5 p.m.7 p.m.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

Will Rogers Memorial Museum is excited to participate in Claremore Museum Night downtown, along with an Open House at the museum. There will be free museum admission from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information please call 918-341-0719 or visit www.willrogers.com/upcoming-events.

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Will Rogers Movie Night

August 30, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore will host a Movie Night in its newly renovated theater on Friday, August 30, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Guests can enjoy free popcorn and drinks while watching a Will Rogers film. This event is free to attend thanks to sponsorship by the Bank of Commerce. Please call 918-341-0719 for more information.

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Vintage Snack Sets exhibit closes

August 31
Fred Drummond Home, 305 North Price Avenue Hominy, OK 74035

The Fred Drummond Home in Hominy will feature a Vintage Snack Sets exhibit throughout the month of August. During the 1940s, ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s, women were expected to entertain at home by hosting teas, coffees, or church socials. Often they would use pretty snack sets that included a plate with a round indention to hold the matching cup. This exhibit will include pieces by manufacturers such as Anchor Hocking, Hazel-Atlas, the Indiana Glass Company, Royal Windsor, Queen Anne, and…

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Living History Season begins

August 31
Hunter’s Home, 19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

Hunter’s Home in Park Hill is excited to announce that its Living History Season kicks off on Labor Day weekend! Each year from Labor Day weekend through Memorial Day weekend, the home will feature living history interpreters in period attire on the grounds. The interpreters will demonstrate 19th-century trades, chores, cooking, gardening, and crafts. Living history activities are available Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. As always, the historic site is open year round. Regular hours are…

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Traditional Trades Day

August 31, 10 a.m.2 p.m.
Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

The Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher will host Traditional Trades Day on Saturday, August 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This family-friendly event will give visitors the opportunity to explore several traditional trades and skills, such as woodworking, blacksmithing, fiber arts, and laundry. Craftspeople proficient in these skills and trades provided the items and services necessary for everyday life. This event is free to the public. The Chisholm Trail Museum and A. J. Seay Mansion is located at 605…

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“Digital Photography” Family Fun Day

August 31, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

On the last Saturday of each month, the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center will host Family Fun Day from 1 to 3 p.m. Each Saturday will feature a different theme and activity. All activities and supplies are included with admission and all family members are encouraged to participate. The theme for Saturday, August 31, will be “Digital Photography.” Please call 580-237-1907 for more information.

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September 2019

Quilting workshop with Martha Ray

September 14, 9 a.m.11 a.m.
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Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

Visit the Sod House Museum southeast of Aline for a quilting workshop on Saturday. The workshop will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. with instructor Martha Ray, and the cost is $5 per person. For more information please contact Director Renee Trindle at 580-463-2441 or sodhouse@okhistory.org.

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Mysteries of the Mansion tour

September 19, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
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Mysteries of the Mansion tours are held on the third Thursday of the month.
Henry Overholser Mansion, 405 NW 15th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Visit the Henry Overholser Mansion in Oklahoma City for a Mysteries of the Mansion tour on Thursday at 7 p.m. This extended tour allows guests to tour the mansion at night, examine archival materials, and hear some amazing stories. Guests are asked to RSVP in advance and the cost is $20 per person. To make a reservation for this special tour, please call 405-525-5325 or email overholsermansion@preservationok.org. The Overholser Mansion is owned by the OHS and managed by Preservation Oklahoma,…

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Smithsonian magazine’s annual Museum Day

September 21
OK

Multiple OHS museums and sites will participate in Smithsonian magazine's annual Museum Day on Saturday, September 21. On this day only, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution's Washington, DC-based facilities, which offer free admission every day. Museum Day is a one-day event in which participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. Participants are allowed to download one ticket per email address. The ticket…

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“More Than a Spit Bath” program presented by Martha Ray

September 21, 10 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

On Saturday, September 21, at 10 a.m. the Sod House Museum will host a program titled “More Than a Spit Bath,” presented by Martha Ray. Ray will address everyday life in the 1800s, explaining the challenges that were faced during a typical day in the 19th century. Audience members will be encouraged to think about their answers to questions like, “Could you survive in a world without electricity?” and “What would you do for entertainment?” Ray’s presentation will cover topics…

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Canning and Preserving class

September 21, 1 p.m.4 p.m.
Oklahoma State University Oklahoma County Extension Center, 2500 Northeast 63rd Street Oklahoma City, OK 73111

Come learn how to can and preserve jelly with Extension Educator Taylor Conner at the Oklahoma State University Oklahoma County Extension Center on Saturday, September 21, from 1 to 4 p.m. This class is for ages twelve and older, and registration is $20 for OHS members and $30 for the general public. Registration opens August 10. For more information, please email education@okhistory.org. Register Online

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Oklahoma Landscapes: Watercolors by Derald Swineford exhibit closes

September 28
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

The Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus opened a new exhibit on July 2 titled Oklahoma Landscapes: Watercolors by Derald Swineford. The exhibit will run until September 28. Derald Swineford was the chair of the Art Department at the Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, later called the Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts (now the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma) from 1946 to 1975 and was a prolific artist in a variety of media. This retrospective focuses…

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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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Chuck Wagon Gathering and Dinner

October 5
Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

Join us at the Chisholm Trail Museum for a day filled with cowboy fun on Saturday, October 5. Drop in and see a variety of working chuck wagons from across the region as they prepare some of their favorite dishes. Daytime activities include music, Dutch oven cooking demonstrations, blacksmithing, Straka longhorns, and more. Daytime activities run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museum will close at 4 p.m. to prepare for dinner. Tickets are available in advance for the…

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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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Quilting workshop with Martha Ray

October 12, 9 a.m.11 a.m.
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An event every month that begins at 9 a.m. on day Second of the month, repeating until November 9, 2019

Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

Visit the Sod House Museum southeast of Aline for a quilting workshop on Saturday. The workshop will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. with instructor Martha Ray, and the cost is $5 per person. For more information please contact Director Renee Trindle at 580-463-2441 or sodhouse@okhistory.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 DJ Ronnie Kaye, dancing, and live entertainment. The photo booth will be back, allowing guests to insert themselves in some of history’s most memorable moments. The evening will include heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks from the period, a dress-up station, vignettes, a raffle, and…

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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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“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 classic silent film 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.
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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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Oklahoma Archives Bazaar

October 26, 12 p.m.4 p.m.
Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, 300 Park Avenue Oklahoma City, OK 73102

The Oklahoma Archives Bazaar will be Saturday, October 26, from noon to 4 p.m. Hosted by the Oklahoma Archivists Association, this event will be held at the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library in Oklahoma City. Admission to the Oklahoma Archives Bazaar is free. The Oklahoma Historical Society is a cosponsor of this event. The Oklahoma Archives Bazaar features booths from archives, libraries, and museums from across the state sharing collections, expertise, and services in one big room! The event is…

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Beginning Genealogy class

October 29, 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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“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

Battle of Honey Springs Education Day

November 1, 9 a.m.3 p.m.
Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center, 423159 E 1030 Road Checotah, OK 74426

Take a trip to the site of the most significant Civil War engagement Indian Territory. Battle of Honey Springs Battle Education Day is an outstanding opportunity to experience Civil War history and culture. Education Day is specifically designed for youth and school groups. School groups pre-K through twelfth grade are invited to the Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center for Education Day. Homeschool groups, scout troops, and other youth groups qualify for the school programs field trip and may participate…

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Battle of Honey Springs Reenactments

November 2
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An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until November 3, 2019

Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center, 423159 E 1030 Road Checotah, OK 74426

This biannual event will include two battle reenactments and self-guided tours through the Union, Confederate, and civilian camps. Witness military drills, demonstrations, and living history programs. Sutlers Row will feature a number of vendors selling clothes, books, souvenirs, and reproduction 19th-century military equipment. Visitors from around the state come to see special presentations and watch the battle. This reenactment is a scripted battle, meaning the reenactor companies and regiments make the same actions that were taken in the original battle, on…

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