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June 2019

Movie Night featuring David Harum (1934)

June 28, 7 p.m.9 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, May 31, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Guests can enjoy free popcorn and drinks while watching David Harum (1934). This event is free to attend. Please call 918-341-0719 for more information.

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Tour de Quartz exhibit closes

June 29
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

From May 25 to June 29, the Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus will host Tour de Quartz, a selection of artwork created by Oklahoma high school students during the 2018 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain. Each student artist is represented by one piece of artwork in Tour de Quartz. The exhibition of 20 photographs and 19 paintings will be on display in the First Gallery of the museum. During their two-week residency at Quartz Mountain, students…

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Tracing Your Roots intermediate genealogy class

June 29, 1 p.m.4 p.m.
Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

The Chisholm Trail Museum will offer a series of classes designed to teach genealogy skills and resources, from the basics through advanced research. Topics include beginning genealogical research, record keeping, census records, accessing newspapers, American Indian genealogical research, accessing Oklahoma Historical Society archival information, identifying tools for success, and more. The class will be led by Laura Martin, deputy director of the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Division. Registration for this class is $25 per person and $40 per pair. Please contact…

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“Pinwheel Making” Family Fun Day

June 29, 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. Join us on Saturday, June 29, for pinwheel making! 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. Please call 580-237-1907 for more information.

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19th-Century Music program by Preston Ware

June 29, 1 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Fort Towson Historic Site, HC 63, Box 1580 Fort Towson, OK 74735

Join us at Fort Towson Historic Site on Saturday, June 29, at 1 p.m. for a special 19th-Century Music program. This educational demonstration and program will be provided by Preston Ware of the Oklahoma Historical Society. Ware will share the history and importance of music and musical instruments in the early, mid, and late 19th centuries. The program will feature a bit of historical background information and Ware will perform musical examples from instruments such as rhythm bones, jaw harp,…

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July 2019

Oklahoma Landscapes: Watercolors by Derald Swineford exhibit opens

July 2
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

The Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus will open a new exhibit on July 2 entitled Oklahoma Landscapes: Watercolors by Derald Swineford. A premiere program for the exhibit will be held on Thursday, August 15, at 7 p.m., and the exhibit will run until September 30. 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…

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Will Work For … exhibit closes

July 6, 10 a.m.5 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On January 15, 2019, the Oklahoma History Center opened an exhibit titled Will Work For ... The exhibit features 16 portraits by Mike Wimmer and is on display in the Vose Atrium Gallery through Saturday, July 6. It is open for public viewing Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wimmer describes himself as a “natural observer of people and all the differences that make us unique.” It was this diversity that he wished to portray in the…

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Okietales

July 10, 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, repeating until July 31, 2019

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

Join the Oklahoma History Center for Okietales each Wednesday in June and July from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Okietales is a one-of-a-kind reading and storytelling time where kids see and hear history! This program is for kids five and older. The cost is $2 for OHS members and $4 for the general public. Please note: Okietales will not be held on Wednesday, July 3.

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“Political Intrigue and Print Making” Brown Bag Lunch and Learn program by Dick Morgan

July 10, 12 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid will host a free Brown Bag Lunch and Learn program on Wednesday, July 10, at noon. This month’s presenter will be Dick Morgan, and he will present “Political Intrigue and Print Making.” Attendees are welcome to bring their lunches and learn something new! The Brown Bag Lunch and Learn program series is sponsored by Park Avenue Thrift of Enid. For more information please call 580-237-1907.

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“Overnight at the Chuck Wagon”

July 12, 6 p.m.July 13, 9 a.m.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

Pack your sleeping bag, pajamas, toothbrush and toothpaste for  “Overnight at the Chuck Wagon” at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum, an overnight event that will take place from 6 p.m. on Friday, July 12, to 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 13. This event is for children ages 5–12, accompanied by at least one adult. Participants will bed down in various parts of the museum for a night of 19th-century activities, movies, arts and crafts, games and storytelling, with a chuck…

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“Choctaw Beadwork” Second Saturday Demo

July 13
Fort Towson Historic Site, HC 63, Box 1580 Fort Towson, OK 74735

Visit Fort Towson Historic Site for its Second Saturday Demo series on Saturday, July 13. This month’s theme is “Choctaw Beadwork.” Guests are invited to learn about the art and history of Choctaw beading from staff of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Historic Preservation Department. Please call 580-873-2634 for more information.

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Quilting workshop with Martha Ray

July 13, 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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Battle of Honey Springs Memorial Service

July 13, 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center, 423159 E 1030 Road Checotah, OK 74426

Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center near Checotah will host a memorial service honoring the anniversary of the Battle of Honey Springs on Saturday, July 13, at 10:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. The memorial service commemorates the largest of approximately 107 documented Civil War military engagements throughout Indian Territory. The engagement took place on July 17, 1863, just two weeks after the famous Battles of Gettysburg and Vicksburg. Approximately 9,000 Union and Confederate troops,…

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Junior Curator Camp

July 15July 19
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Looking for a fun and productive summer activity? Participate in Oklahoma History Center’s Junior Curator Camp! This program is for students ages eight to twelve. Registration is $130 for OHS members and $150 for the general public. Registration opens June 3 and closes July 10. For more information or to receive a reminder when registration opens, please email education@okhistory.org. Register Online

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“Salute to America” Kilgen Organ performance featuring Dave Wickerham

July 15, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center is proud to present a summer Kilgen Organ performance featuring Dave Wickerham. The program will be Monday, July 15, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The theme of Wickerham’s performance will be “Salute to America.” 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 first come, first served.

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Okietales

July 17, 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, repeating until July 31, 2019

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

Join the Oklahoma History Center for Okietales each Wednesday in June and July from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Okietales is a one-of-a-kind reading and storytelling time where kids see and hear history! This program is for kids five and older. The cost is $2 for OHS members and $4 for the general public. Please note: Okietales will not be held on Wednesday, July 3.

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“Treasures of the State Archives” program

July 17, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Wednesday, July 17, from 1 to 3 p.m., the Oklahoma Historical Society will present “Treasures of the State Archives” with speaker Jan Davis. Davis is head of the Archives and Records Management Division of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries (ODL). She will discuss records in the state archives that may be of interest to genealogists and historians. Davis will demonstrate how to access some records online through ODL's Digital Prairie website. The Digital Prairie is constantly growing and includes…

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Historic Preservation Review Committee meeting

July 18, 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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Mysteries of the Mansion tour

July 18, 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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“Oklahoma’s Medal of Honor Recipients” presentation by Jody Turner

July 18, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

On Thursday, July 18, at 7 p.m. the Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus will host a presentation about Oklahoma’s Medal of Honor recipients. Jody Turner of Enid, Oklahoma, will review the history of the Medal of Honor from the Civil War through the most recent military conflicts, focusing on the interesting and inspiring stories of Oklahomans who have earned the oldest US military award for bravery. Turner is a veteran of the US Air Force with 21 years…

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Oklahoma Trivia Night presented by History OffCenter

July 18, 8 p.m.10 p.m.
The Pump Bar, 2425 North Walker Avenue Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Join History OffCenter at The Pump Bar on Thursday, July 18, at 8 pm as we take over Trivia Night. History OffCenter is a series by the Oklahoma Historical Society focused on immersive, engaging experiences. With an emphasis on community outreach, this series features programs that are in-depth explorations of neighborhoods, the inner workings of the OHS, and historical eras.

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“Carpentry” Family Day at the Ranch

July 20, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 East 380 Road Oologah, OK 74053

Experience life on a 19th-century ranch near Oologah! Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch will host Family Day at the Ranch on Saturday, July 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. Hands-on activities and demonstrations will give visitors a glimpse of everyday life on the ranch during Will Rogers’s childhood. This month’s theme is “Carpentry.” Visitors also can enjoy a scenic stroll through the expansive property, with beautiful views of Oologah Lake, a longhorn herd, and many shade trees—perfect for picnicking. Family Day…

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The Day We Walked on the Moon (2019) film screening

July 20, 1 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the Oklahoma History Center will host a screening of the Smithsonian Channel™ film titled The Day We Walked on the Moon (2019) on Saturday, July 20, 1 p.m. The film features interviews from key figures in NASA Mission Control, contemporary astronauts, and the families of Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong. The program runs approximately 50 minutes and has a TV-PG rating. This event is made possible through the History Center’s…

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Wanted: Dead or Alive exhibit opens

July 22, 10 a.m.5 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Monday, July 22, the Oklahoma History Center will open its newest exhibit, Wanted: Dead or Alive. This photography exhibit is comprised of images of some of Oklahoma’s most infamous criminals and will be on display until February 29, 2020. Images utilized in the exhibit have been drawn from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the University of Oklahoma Western History Collections, the National Archives, the vast photographic archives of the Oklahoma Historical Society, and private lenders. The 38 black-and-white images…

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Okietales

July 24, 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, repeating until July 31, 2019

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

Join the Oklahoma History Center for Okietales each Wednesday in June and July from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Okietales is a one-of-a-kind reading and storytelling time where kids see and hear history! This program is for kids five and older. The cost is $2 for OHS members and $4 for the general public. Please note: Okietales will not be held on Wednesday, July 3.

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National History Day Boot Camp

July 25, 10:30 a.m.5 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 the general public. Registration opens June 13 and closes July 17. For more information, please email education@okhistory.org. Register Online

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Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Celebrating Women of the Wild West Shows

July 26
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Events will be June 7 and 8, 2019
Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum, 1141 Pawnee Bill Road Pawnee, OK 74058

Due to 21” of rain with more projected, the Wild West Show has been postponed until July 26 and 27. Thank you for your understanding. The safety of the performers and spectators is our priority. Tickets now on sale! The Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum will celebrate the Women of the Wild West Shows with the re-creation of Pawnee Bill’s Original Wild West Show on July 26 and 27, 2019. Preshow entertainment begins at 7 p.m. and the Wild West…

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Will Rogers Movie Night

July 26, 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, July 26, 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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Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Celebrating Women of the Wild West Shows

July 27
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Events will be June 7 and 8, 2019
Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum, 1141 Pawnee Bill Road Pawnee, OK 74058

Due to 21” of rain with more projected, the Wild West Show has been postponed until July 26 and 27. Thank you for your understanding. The safety of the performers and spectators is our priority. Tickets now on sale! The Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum will celebrate the Women of the Wild West Shows with the re-creation of Pawnee Bill’s Original Wild West Show on July 26 and 27, 2019. Preshow entertainment begins at 7 p.m. and the Wild West…

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National Day of the Cowboy celebration

July 27
Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum, 1141 Pawnee Bill Road Pawnee, OK 74058

Celebrate the National Day of the Cowboy at Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum on Saturday, July 27. This year, you can attend the rescheduled Wild West Show—it’s the perfect way to join the nationwide celebration! Tickets are now on sale! Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum will celebrate the theme “Women of the Wild West Shows” during this year’s re-creation of Pawnee Bill’s Original Wild West Show on Friday, July 26, and Saturday, July 27. Preshow entertainment begins at 7 p.m.…

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“The Revolutionary War Your Mother Didn’t Tell You About” living history program

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

The Oklahoma Genealogical Society and the Oklahoma Historical Society will present a Revolutionary War living history program on Saturday, July 27, from 1 to 3 p.m. Historian Mike Sheriff will give this presentation in two parts. It will begin with a first-person narrative of a 1783 Virginia regimental soldier talking about the American War of Independence. This will include events leading up the war, some battles, the life of a soldier, the division between people living in the colonies, and…

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“My Family Tree” Family Fun Day

July 27, 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, July 27, will be “My Family Tree.” Please call 580-237-1907 for more information.

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Blacksmithing Demonstrations

July 29, 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, 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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Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!: The Origin of Modern Musical Theatre exhibit closes

July 31
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

The Museum of the Western Prairie will host the Oklahoma History Center’s traveling exhibit Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!: The Origin of Modern Musical Theatre from June 1 to July 31. The exhibit tells the story of the iconic musical Oklahoma! from its origins to the present. More than 75 years after Rodgers and Hammerstein adapted Lynn Riggs’s play Green Grow the Lilacs into Oklahoma!, the duo’s first collaboration remains one of their most celebrated productions. Often considered the first modern…

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Okietales

July 31, 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, repeating until July 31, 2019

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

Join the Oklahoma History Center for Okietales each Wednesday in June and July from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Okietales is a one-of-a-kind reading and storytelling time where kids see and hear history! This program is for kids five and older. The cost is $2 for OHS members and $4 for the general public. Please note: Okietales will not be held on Wednesday, July 3.

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August 2019

Back to School Bash

August 1, 6 p.m.8 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Educators, get ready for resources galore! This year's Back to School Bash will be held Thursday, August 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. Come to the Oklahoma History Center for 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. If your organization would like a table at the Back to School Bash, please complete our…

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Historical Timeline Candlelight Tour *Canceled*

August 2, 7 p.m.9 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Historical Timeline Candlelight Tour has been canceled and may be rescheduled for another time. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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“Finding the Girls” genealogy program

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

The Oklahoma Historical Society will present “Finding the Girls” on Saturday, August 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. Persons researching their families for any length of time have encountered the problems with researching females. In our society, their names change with marriage, and in the past, females could not own property or enter into contracts, which makes locating them in legal records even more difficult. So, what’s a researcher to do? Learn how to consider the times and some of the techniques for researching the females in your…

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Quilting workshop with Martha Ray

August 10, 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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Mysteries of the Mansion tour

August 15, 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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