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February 2019

Southeastern Beadwork class *class is full*

February 23, 10:30 a.m.4 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

This class is full and registration is now closed. The Oklahoma History Center will host a Southeastern Beadwork class on Saturday, February 23, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The class will be taught by Martha Berry, Cherokee National Treasure and nationally renowned beadwork artist. Participants will receive one-on-one instruction as they create their own pre-European contact Cherokee sun circle wall hanging. The cost for the class is $150 for OHS members and $175 for nonmembers, and includes all necessary…

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Weird and Wonderful exhibit opens

February 26
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid will open a new exhibit titled Weird and Wonderful on Tuesday, February 26. The exhibit will feature treasures and mysteries from the vaults of the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center. It will be on display through Saturday, March 23. Please call 580-237-1907 for more information.

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Antique Doll exhibit closes

February 28
Fred Drummond Home, 305 North Price Avenue Hominy, OK 74035

The Fred Drummond Home in Hominy will host an Antique Doll exhibit throughout the entire month of February. This exhibit will feature a wide array of German-made dolls, including dolls by Armand Marseille, Kestner, and Koppelsdorf. There also will be a large group of china and porcelain dolls. Of course, paper dolls will be included too! Along with the beautiful dolls on display, visitors will be able to learn about the history of various dolls. If you are a doll…

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March 2019

“The Women of Hunter’s Home” presentation by Jennifer Frazee

March 2, 1 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center, 101601 South 4232 Road Checotah, OK 74426

On Saturday, March 2, at 1 p.m. Jennifer Frazee, living history interpreter at Hunter’s Home, will give a special presentation about the women of Hunter’s Home. Learn about the woman for whom the mansion was built, some of the enslaved women who lived in the Athens of Indian Territory, and more! This event will take place at the Honey Springs Visitor Center near Checotah. For more information please call 918-473-5572.

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Preservation Oklahoma’s 2019 Most Endangered Places Unveiling

March 4, 5:30 p.m.7 p.m.
Henry Overholser Mansion, 405 NW 15th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Preservation Oklahoma (POK) will unveil its annual list of Oklahoma’s Most Endangered Places on Monday, March 4, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Henry Overholser Mansion’s newly renovated Carriage House. For more than 25 years, POK has recognized historic sites across Oklahoma that are at risk of demolition or deterioration while raising awareness of the need to protect our state’s historical resources. This year, 11 historic sites throughout the state will be announced as part of Oklahoma’s 2019 Most…

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Tracing Your Roots genealogy class

March 5, 10 a.m.12 p.m.
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An event every week that begins at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, repeating until April 16, 2019

Rose State College Community Learning Center, 6191 Hudiburg Drive Midwest City, OK 73110

The Oklahoma Historical Society and Rose State College will offer a seven-week class on the basics of genealogy beginning on March 5. Students will learn how to search for their heritage online, how to obtain free resources that are available for research, and how to access materials at the Oklahoma Historical Society. The class will conclude with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center. Learn with us as we take the mystery out of our history and…

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Women of the Western Trails

March 5, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

The Western Trail Historical Society invites you to attend Women of the Western Trails on Tuesday, March 5, at the Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus. The program will be presented by Dr. Sara Jane Richter who is the dean of the School of Liberal Arts at Oklahoma Panhandle State University. Dr. Richter will tell the stories of women who did not want to pack up and head west to start a home but had to do so. Their…

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History Alive! Clara Barton

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

Mary Ann Jung will portray Clara Barton in this living history program. Tickets are $10 for OHS members and $20 for the general public. There is no reserved seating, so early arrival is recommended. Seating will open at 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 7 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 405-522-0765. Proper ladies of her time were supposed to be quiet, get married, have children, and stay home. Miss Barton would have none…

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Living History Event

March 7
Fort Towson Historic Site, HC 63, Box 1580 Fort Towson, OK 74735

Fort Towson will host a living history event on Thursday, March 7, 2019. Educational stations will include reenactors portraying time periods from the fort's beginning in 1824 through the 1860s. Participants can expect to see soldiers in full gear and civilians who dealt with the soldiers at the fort. The reenactors will teach students about the uniforms, weapons, and lifestyles of soldiers, trappers, storekeepers, and other people around the region who were connected to the fort. Visitors will move from…

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History Alive! Clara Barton

March 7, 2 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Mary Ann Jung will portray Clara Barton in this living history program. Tickets are $10 for OHS members and $20 for the general public. There is no reserved seating, so early arrival is recommended. Seating will open at 1:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 2 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 405-522-0765. Proper ladies of her time were supposed to be quiet, get married, have children, and stay home. Miss Barton would have none…

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Quilting workshop with Martha Ray

March 9, 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 June 8, 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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“Spring Gardening” Second Saturday Demo

March 9, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Fort Towson Historic Site, HC 63, Box 1580 Fort Towson, OK 74735

Visit Fort Towson Historic Site on Saturday, March 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. for the “Spring Gardening” Second Saturday Demo. This educational event will feature historical information about the three main gardens at Fort Towson from 1824 to 1854: the officer's garden, hospital garden, and the company garden. Attendees will learn why certain fruits and vegetables were chosen and how they were grown without the use of commercial chemicals. The educational garden also will be planted at this time…

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May Lillie’s 150th Birthday Celebration

March 10, 2 p.m.4 p.m.
Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum, 1141 Pawnee Bill Road Pawnee, OK 74058

Celebrate May Lillie’s 150th birthday at the Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum! A come-and-go birthday party will be held on Sunday, March 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. Cast members from Pawnee Bill’s Original Wild West Show will be on hand to welcome guests and add to the festivities. Of course, Wild West performers who portray Pawnee Bill (Kevin Webb) and May (Katrina Fenton) will be in attendance. There will be cake, punch, finger foods, and fun activities for all.…

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Tracing Your Roots genealogy class

March 12, 10 a.m.12 p.m.
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An event every week that begins at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, repeating until April 16, 2019

Rose State College Community Learning Center, 6191 Hudiburg Drive Midwest City, OK 73110

The Oklahoma Historical Society and Rose State College will offer a seven-week class on the basics of genealogy beginning on March 5. Students will learn how to search for their heritage online, how to obtain free resources that are available for research, and how to access materials at the Oklahoma Historical Society. The class will conclude with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center. Learn with us as we take the mystery out of our history and…

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Brown Bag Lunch and Learn program by Weird and Wonderful exhibit curator Amy Johnson

March 13, 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, March 13, at noon. Curator Amy Johnson will discuss the museum’s new Weird and Wonderful exhibit. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunches and learn something new! For more information please call 580-237-1907.

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Vintage Footstool workshop

March 16, 9 a.m.2 p.m.
Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

Doris Booze of Aline will present a Vintage Footstool workshop at the Sod House Museum on Saturday, March 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Footstools date back to the Egyptian period. However, this unique style of footstool dates back to the mid-1930s. It was the time of the Great Depression when people “made-do” with what they had. Juice in tin cans was becoming a staple, and to throw the cans away would be a waste. These “do-it-yourself” stools were…

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32nd annual Family Kite Flite Day

March 16, 9 a.m.5 p.m.
Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center, 18154 First Street Spiro, OK 74959

Celebrate the beginning of spring at the 32nd annual Family Kite Flite Day at Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center. Family Kite Flite Day will be held from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2019. This will be a free admission day at the site, although donations are appreciated. It will be a great day for families and folks of all ages. Each year since 1987, Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center has hosted a day of spring fun and learning…

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Women’s History Gallery Tour

March 16, 1 p.m.2 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Visit the Oklahoma History Center on Saturday, March 16, from 1 to 2 p.m. for a Women's History Gallery Tour. Learn more about notable Oklahoma women highlighted in the Oklahoma History Center’s galleries and get behind the scenes information about the creation of the exhibits. This tour is included in museum admission. OHS Members Free Adults $7 Seniors (age 62+) $5 Students $4 Children (5 and under) Free Family (up to 6 people) $18 Group Rate (10+) $5 per person…

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Spring Break activities

March 18, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
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An event every 2 days that begins at 1 p.m., repeating until March 22, 2019

Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

Parents, give your children the opportunity to experience childhood as Will Rogers would have on his Indian Territory Ranch this March! Spring Break activities will be held March 18–22 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Will Rogers Memorial Museum and Birthplace Ranch. There will be new activities each day focusing on different aspects of Will's life, including sports, horses and riding, aviation, writing, and entertainment. Activities at Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore: Monday, March 18 Wednesday, March 20 Friday,…

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Spring Break activities

March 19, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
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An event every 2 days that begins at 1 p.m., repeating until March 21, 2019

Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 East 380 Road Oologah, OK 74053

Parents, give your children the opportunity to experience childhood as Will Rogers would have on his Indian Territory Ranch this March! Spring Break activities will be held March 18–22 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Will Rogers Memorial Museum and Birthplace Ranch. There will be new activities each day focusing on different aspects of Will's life, including sports, horses and riding, aviation, writing, and entertainment. Activities at Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore: Monday, March 18 Wednesday, March 20 Friday,…

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Spring Equinox walks

March 20
Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center, 18154 First Street Spiro, OK 74959

Come celebrate the beginning of spring a little differently this year. On March 20 there will be a series of guided Vernal Equinox Walks at Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center where visitors can learn from an archaeologist about the spring equinox. There will be walks at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., led by archaeologist and manager Dennis Peterson. Each walk will take about two hours and require a mile of easy walking. Peterson will tell about this unique, prehistoric…

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Spring Break activities

March 20, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
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An event every 2 days that begins at 1 p.m., repeating until March 22, 2019

Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

Parents, give your children the opportunity to experience childhood as Will Rogers would have on his Indian Territory Ranch this March! Spring Break activities will be held March 18–22 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Will Rogers Memorial Museum and Birthplace Ranch. There will be new activities each day focusing on different aspects of Will's life, including sports, horses and riding, aviation, writing, and entertainment. Activities at Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore: Monday, March 18 Wednesday, March 20 Friday,…

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Spring Break activities

March 21, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
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An event every 2 days that begins at 1 p.m., repeating until March 21, 2019

Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 East 380 Road Oologah, OK 74053

Parents, give your children the opportunity to experience childhood as Will Rogers would have on his Indian Territory Ranch this March! Spring Break activities will be held March 18–22 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Will Rogers Memorial Museum and Birthplace Ranch. There will be new activities each day focusing on different aspects of Will's life, including sports, horses and riding, aviation, writing, and entertainment. Activities at Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore: Monday, March 18 Wednesday, March 20 Friday,…

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Will Work For … exhibit reception and program with Mike Wimmer

March 21, 5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Thursday, March 21, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. the Oklahoma History Center will host a public reception to formally open the Will Work For … exhibit. Light refreshments will be served. This exhibit is comprised of 17 portraits by Mike Wimmer and is on display in the Vose Atrium Gallery. It is open for public viewing Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit is projected to remain on display through June 2019. Wimmer describes himself…

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Spring Break activities

March 22, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
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An event every 2 days that begins at 1 p.m., repeating until March 22, 2019

Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

Parents, give your children the opportunity to experience childhood as Will Rogers would have on his Indian Territory Ranch this March! Spring Break activities will be held March 18–22 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Will Rogers Memorial Museum and Birthplace Ranch. There will be new activities each day focusing on different aspects of Will's life, including sports, horses and riding, aviation, writing, and entertainment. Activities at Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore: Monday, March 18 Wednesday, March 20 Friday,…

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Weird and Wonderful exhibit closes

March 23
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid opened a new exhibit titled Weird and Wonderful on Tuesday, February 26. The exhibit features treasures and mysteries from the vaults of the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center. It will be on display through Saturday, March 23. Please call 580-237-1907 for more information.

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Oklahoma Farm-to-Table Family Festival

March 23, 10 a.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center will host the Oklahoma Farm-to-Table Family Festival on Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Families will experience perspectives from colonial America to modern day with hands-on activities for visitors of all ages. This festival is free! For more information, please call 405-522-0785. If you would like to be one of our festival vendors, please complete the online application.

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Broadway Comes to Altus: Act I

March 25, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
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Performances are Monday, March 25, and Tuesday, March 26.
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

You are invited to enjoy an evening of tunes from some of your favorite Broadway musicals performed by musicians under the direction of Donna Tucker at the Museum of the Western Prairie. Performances will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 25, and also at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26. The performances are free, but seating is limited to 100. Reserve your seats now by calling 580-482-1044. This delightful evening of music is hosted by the Western Trail…

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Tracing Your Roots genealogy class

March 26, 10 a.m.12 p.m.
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An event every week that begins at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, repeating until April 16, 2019

Rose State College Community Learning Center, 6191 Hudiburg Drive Midwest City, OK 73110

The Oklahoma Historical Society and Rose State College will offer a seven-week class on the basics of genealogy beginning on March 5. Students will learn how to search for their heritage online, how to obtain free resources that are available for research, and how to access materials at the Oklahoma Historical Society. The class will conclude with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center. Learn with us as we take the mystery out of our history and…

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“Tracing Your Roots” Beginning Genealogy class

March 30, 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 individuals genealogy skills and resources from the basics through advanced research. Topics include beginning genealogical research, record keeping, use of census records, accessing newspapers, American Indian genealogical research, accessing Oklahoma Historical Society archival information, identifying tools for success, and more. "Tracing Your Roots" Beginning Genealogy class will be held 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 30. The class will be led by Laura Martin, deputy director…

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Unsolved History: Forensic Science, Cold Cases, and Art Therapy exhibit opens

March 30, 2 p.m.4 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center is proud to announce that it will host a premiere exhibition entitled, Unsolved History: Forensic Science, Cold Cases, and Art Therapy. This exhibit is comprised of 11 artistic creations by Oklahoma-based artists and art therapists who work with the families of victims in cold case crimes. Led by Shannon Hazen, Tina Adams, and Kris Newlin, and connected to the Oklahoma Homicide Survivors Support Group, artists were paired with families to participate in the project. Each piece…

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April 2019

Tracing Your Roots genealogy class

April 2, 10 a.m.12 p.m.
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An event every week that begins at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, repeating until April 16, 2019

Rose State College Community Learning Center, 6191 Hudiburg Drive Midwest City, OK 73110

The Oklahoma Historical Society and Rose State College will offer a seven-week class on the basics of genealogy beginning on March 5. Students will learn how to search for their heritage online, how to obtain free resources that are available for research, and how to access materials at the Oklahoma Historical Society. The class will conclude with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center. Learn with us as we take the mystery out of our history and…

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“A Narrative Chronicling the Life of Cynthia Ann Parker: A Living History Program” presented by Jennie Buchanan

April 4, 7 p.m.8 p.m.
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

On Thursday, April 4, at 7 p.m., the Museum of the Western Prairie will present "A Narrative Chronicling the Life of Cynthia Ann Parker: A Living History Program." In 1836 during an Indian raid on Parker’s Fort (near present-day Waco, Texas), nine-year-old Cynthia Ann Parker was kidnapped, and five members of her family were killed. Adopted into the Comanche tribe, she lived with them for twenty-five years until Texas Rangers recaptured her and returned her to the Parker family. This…

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Barn Quilt workshop

April 6, 9 a.m.4 p.m.
Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

Join us at the Chisholm Trail Museum for our spring Barn Quilt workshop. Barn quilts are square-shaped boards, which have been painted to resemble a quilt block and placed on a structure. Barn quilts have evolved into a rural development initiative to boost tourism in communities. Through the development and promotion of barn quilt trails, tourists are encouraged to visit and explore all that rural communities have to offer. The creation of barn quilts in communities is effective in building community…

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Saltfork Craftsmen Artist-Blacksmith Association regional meeting

April 6, 10 a.m.2 p.m.
Cherokee Strip Museum, 2617 West Fir Street Perry, OK 73077

Experience live blacksmithing at the northeast regional meeting of the Saltfork Craftsmen Artist-Blacksmith Association! The Cherokee Strip Museum will host the group's April meeting, and you are invited to come out and see how it is done! If you are interested in learning this age-old skill, this is a great opportunity to meet the craftsmen. This event will be Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission to the blacksmith shop and demonstration is free. Admission to the…

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Tracing Your Roots genealogy class

April 9, 10 a.m.12 p.m.
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An event every week that begins at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, repeating until April 16, 2019

Rose State College Community Learning Center, 6191 Hudiburg Drive Midwest City, OK 73110

The Oklahoma Historical Society and Rose State College will offer a seven-week class on the basics of genealogy beginning on March 5. Students will learn how to search for their heritage online, how to obtain free resources that are available for research, and how to access materials at the Oklahoma Historical Society. The class will conclude with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center. Learn with us as we take the mystery out of our history and…

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Quilting workshop with Martha Ray

April 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 June 8, 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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Trappers, Traders, and Hunters of the Plains

April 13, 10 a.m.2 p.m.
Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

The Chisholm Trail Museum will host a variety of living history interpreters for a day filled with adventure on Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors will learn about the trappers, traders, and hunters who lived a rugged life providing pelts, furs, and more for businesses back east. Join us as we explore early trappers and traders, buffalo hunters, and more. Living history demonstrations are ongoing throughout the day and all activities are free.

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Dutch Oven Cooking class

April 13, 1 p.m.5 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center will hold a Dutch Oven Cooking class on Saturday, April 13, from 1 to 5 p.m. Learn a variety of historic recipes as you create a dish and discover how to use a Dutch oven in your backyard in a hands-on cooking class for teens and adults. The cost is $20 for OHS members and $30 for the general public and includes all necessary materials. Registration opens March 2 and closes April 3. For more information or…

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Tracing Your Roots genealogy class

April 16, 10 a.m.12 p.m.
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An event every week that begins at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, repeating until April 16, 2019

Rose State College Community Learning Center, 6191 Hudiburg Drive Midwest City, OK 73110

The Oklahoma Historical Society and Rose State College will offer a seven-week class on the basics of genealogy beginning on March 5. Students will learn how to search for their heritage online, how to obtain free resources that are available for research, and how to access materials at the Oklahoma Historical Society. The class will conclude with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center. Learn with us as we take the mystery out of our history and…

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