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February 2017

“Trappings of the Cherokee Strip” show, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

February 25, 2017
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center's annual "Trappings of the Cherokee Strip" show features Oklahoma's best Western artists and craftsmen. The display includes new artists as well as "Trappings" favorites who have been in one or all of the shows. "Trappings" will be on display from February 25 to March 25, 2017. This invitational show brings together an impressive collection of fine works of Western art and handmade cowboy gear. The show is expertly exhibited to showcase the beauty of…

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March 2017

“Trappings of the Cherokee Strip” exhibit closes, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

March 25, 2017
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is pleased to host its fifth annual "Trappings of the Cherokee Strip" exhibit of fine Western art and custom cowboy gear. "Trappings" is on display through Saturday, March 25. This invitational show brings together an impressive collection of art and cowboy gear, featuring several of Oklahoma's best Western artists and craftsmen. The show is expertly exhibited to showcase the beauty of each item. All works are available for purchase, deliverable following the close of…

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April 2017

Native American Art exhibit opens, Fred Drummond Home

April 1, 2017
Fred Drummond Home, 305 North Price Avenue Hominy, OK 74035

Visit the Fred Drummond Home in April to view a Native American Art exhibit featuring artists from Osage County. The exhibit includes paintings, pottery, sculptures, and ribbon work. The exhibit opens on April 1, 2017, and will be on display through the month. Participating artists include: Cha Tullis of Cha's Art Gallery, Hominy Frank Lorenzo, Pawhuska Joe Don Brave, Pawhuska Lisa Weaver, Hominy Bill Hague, Pawhuska Addie Roanhorse, Pawhuska Dr. Robert Chesbro, Pawhuska Dinette Daniels of Water Bird Gallery, Pawhuska…

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The Art of War: WWI Posters from the Oscar Jacobson Collection exhibit opens, Oklahoma History Center

April 3, 2017
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center will open its newest pictorial exhibit, The Art of War: WWI Posters from the Oscar Jacobson Collection, on Monday, April 3, 2017, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into World War I on April 6, 1917. The exhibit will be on display in the Chesapeake Events Center, which also is utilized for meetings and events. Visitors should call in advance to make sure the exhibit is open to the public. On display…

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“Red Dirt Student Art Show” exhibit opens, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

April 4, 2017
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is pleased to present the "Red Dirt Student Art Show" exhibit. It will feature multimedia art from local students and will be on display April 4–15. For more information please call 580-237-1907 or visit www.csrhc.org.

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Smoke Over Oklahoma: The Railroad Photographs of Preston George exhibit opening and program, Oklahoma History Center

April 10, 2017, 5:30 pm8:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On April 10, join us as we celebrate the work of Preston George and the historical importance of railroads with a special program at the Oklahoma History Center. This event will include the opening of a new photographic exhibit entitled Smoke Over Oklahoma: The Railroad Photographs of Preston George. The twenty-five images displayed feature a number of railroad lines that passed through Oklahoma, such as the Katy and the Frisco, and the heavier duty locomotives of the Kansas City Southern…

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“Pieces of a Collection” exhibit opening, Pioneer Woman Museum

April 21, 2017, 5:00 pm7:00 pm
Pioneer Woman Statue and Museum, 701 Monument Road Ponca City, OK 74604

The new exhibit entitled "Pieces of a Collection: Selected Quilts of the Pioneer Woman Museum" will highlight historically significant quilts and sewing implements from the museum's permanent collection. Educational workshops and presentations will be offered throughout the run of the exhibit. The exhibit will be on display April 22 to September 16, 2017. For more information, contact the museum at piown@okhistory.org or 580-765-6108 or visit the museum's Facebook page. Opening Reception The Pioneer Woman Statue and Museum will host a…

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May 2017

Chisholm Trail 150th Anniversary exhibit opens, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

May 5, 2017
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail with an exciting new exhibit at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid. Step inside the J. E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation Gallery and learn about the greatest of cattle trails. The Chisholm Trail 150th Anniversary exhibit opens on Friday, May 5, and will be on display through Saturday, September 16. Guests can immerse themselves in the stories of the Chisholm Trail as they sit around the campfire, enjoy a…

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“The History of Quilts” lecture with Martha Ray and exhibit, Sod House Museum

May 20, 2017, 10:00 am12:00 pm
Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

The Sod House Museum offers a new quilt exhibit featuring twenty-five quilts from the late nineteenth through the early twentieth centuries, when quilts were no longer made for mere warmth. By this time quilt makers expressed their creativity within the limits of popular decorating trends. Quilting was a time of relaxing and socializing for most women, as it was a time when the ladies of the community got together. Today, contemporary fabrics allow quilters make quilts of rich colors and…

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June 2017

“Kyle Dillingham: Memories of the Grand Old Opry” program, Museum of the Western Prairie

June 29, 2017
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

Join the Museum of the Western Prairie for the grand opening of the newly renovated Museum courtyard and hear fiddler extraordinaire Kyle Dillingham celebrate the Grand Ole Opry, the radio show that forever cemented country music's role in American culture. The opening will be held Thursday, June 29, 2017. The courtyard will open at 6:30 pm. Visitors will also enjoy a companion exhibition that documents the radio show known as the "home of American music." Gordon Gillingham's photographs of Minnie…

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July 2017

The Art of Speed: Oklahomans and Fast Cars exhibit opens, Oklahoma History Center

July 1, 2017
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center will open its newest exhibit, The Art of Speed: Oklahomans and Fast Cars, on Saturday, July 1. This six-week exhibit will feature eighteen unique and, in some cases, one-of-a-kind automobiles from the private collections of several Oklahomans. The exhibit will be organized by eras and will include cars dating from 1900 to modern day. Among the cars on display will be a Mercer, Franklin, Cord, Pontiac, Corvette, and Jaguar. Art of Speed will be on display…

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August 2017

The Art of Speed: Oklahomans and Fast Cars exhibit closes, Oklahoma History Center

August 15, 2017, 10:00 am5:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On July 1, the Oklahoma History Center opened its newest exhibit, The Art of Speed: Oklahomans and Fast Cars. This six-week exhibit features unique and, in some cases, one-of-a-kind automobiles from the private collections of several Oklahomans. The exhibit is organized by eras with cars dating from 1900 to modern times, including a Cord, Corvette, Mercer, Franklin, Pontiac, Pegaso, Simplex, Porsche, and Jaguar. The Art of Speed is on display for a limited time, through August 15. Please call 405-522-0765…

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Oklahoma Pride: The Next 50 Years of Oklahoma Art exhibit opens, Museum of the Western Prairie

August 24, 2017, 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

Visit the Museum of the Western Prairie at 7 pm on Thursday, August 24, 2017, for the opening of Oklahoma Pride: The Next 50 Years of Oklahoma Art. On loan from the Melton Art Reference Library in Oklahoma City, this art exhibition showcases the work of Oklahoma artists in the wake of World War II who took a new look at creative expression and progressive politics. The use of different materials, textures, surfaces, and unconventional elements are represented through painting,…

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September 2017

Septemberfest, Oklahoma History Center

September 9, 2017, 10:00 am3:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Don't miss the twenty-first annual Septemberfest on Saturday, September 9, 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 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 Mary…

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Chisholm Trail 150th Anniversary exhibit closes, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

September 16, 2017
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

On May 5, the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center (CSRHC) in Enid opened an exciting new exhibit to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail. Step inside the J. E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation Gallery and learn about the greatest of cattle trails. The Chisholm Trail 150th Anniversary exhibit is on display through Saturday, September 16. Guests can immerse themselves in the stories of the Chisholm Trail as they sit around the campfire, enjoy a lonely cowboy’s tune,…

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Pieces of a Collection quilt exhibit closes, Pioneer Woman Museum

September 16, 2017
Pioneer Woman Statue and Museum, 701 Monument Road Ponca City, OK 74604

On April 22, the Pioneer Woman Museum opened a new exhibit entitled Pieces of a Collection: Selected Quilts of the Pioneer Woman Museum. The exhibit highlights historically significant quilts and sewing implements from the museum's permanent collection, and is on display through Saturday, September 16. For more information please visit www.facebook.com/pioneerwomanmuseum or call 580-765-6108.

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Preservation 50 exhibit opens, Pioneer Woman Museum

September 26, 2017
Pioneer Woman Statue and Museum, 701 Monument Road Ponca City, OK 74604

Beginning Tuesday, September 26, the Pioneer Woman Museum will host the Preservation 50 exhibit from Preservation Oklahoma, Inc. This special traveling exhibit includes photos of buildings and structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places and information about the 1966 National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). Visitors will learn more about the NHPA and its importance to preserving Oklahoma's historic resources. In conjunction with the exhibit, David Pettyjohn, executive director of Preservation Oklahoma, Inc., will give a presentation on Saturday,…

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Firefighting in the Strip exhibit opens, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

September 29, 2017
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

On Friday, September 29, the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid will open its newest exhibit entitled Firefighting in the Strip. It will be on display in the J. E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation Gallery through Saturday, November 4. For more information please call 580-237-1907.

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Big Red Truck Day, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

September 30, 2017, 11:00 am3:00 pm
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

On Saturday, September 30, from 11 am to 3 pm the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid will host Big Red Truck Day. This event will showcase several vintage fire trucks that once served Cherokee Outlet communities. Big Red Truck Day is held in conjunction with the museum's newest temporary exhibit, Firefighting in the Strip, which features artifacts and stories of the early days of fire protection. Firefighting in the Strip will be on display in the J. E.…

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October 2017

Annual Quilt Show exhibit opens, Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum

October 1, 2017
Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum, 1141 Pawnee Bill Road Pawnee, OK 74058

Visit the Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum during the month of October to see the annual Quilt Show. The quilt show is open during normal hours of operation and there is no charge to see the special exhibit. Visitors can view a variety of modern and heirloom quilts. October of operation for the Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum are 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday–Saturday and 1 pm to 4 pm on Sunday.

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November 2017

Christmas Past exhibit opens, Museum of the Western Prairie

November 1, 2017
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

On November 1, 2017, the Museum of the Western Prairie will open a new exhibit entitled Christmas Past. This exhibit features a collection of linocut prints by Derald Swineford, who was the head of the art department at Oklahoma College for Women, Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts, and the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma from 1946 through 1977. Each holiday season Swineford prepared one of these prints for friends, students, and colleagues. The earliest prints, completed in 1940…

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Firefighting in the Strip exhibit closes, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

November 4, 2017
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

On September 29, the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid opened an exhibit entitled Firefighting in the Strip. It will be on display in the J. E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation Gallery through Saturday, November 4. For more information please call 580-237-1907.

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Welcome Home: Oklahomans and the War in Vietnam exhibit opens, Oklahoma History Center

November 6, 2017
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center is proud to announce the opening of its newest exhibit, Welcome Home: Oklahomans and the War in Vietnam. The exhibit will open to the public on Monday, November 6, and will be on display for two years. The exhibit looks at more than the historic events that occurred during the war. It will explore the impact of the war on Oklahoma families, as told through the stories of the young men and women who served their…

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The Wall That Heals arrives, Oklahoma History Center

November 8, 2017
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Wall That Heals (TWTH) will arrive at the Oklahoma History Center on Wednesday, November 8, at 11 am escorted by the Patriot Guard Riders and Oklahoma Highway Patrol. A number of Oklahoma City veterans groups will welcome it to the Oklahoma History Center. The Oklahoma City Fire Department will provide two hook and ladder trucks that will have a 50-foot American flag suspended between them under which caravan will proceed. The Wall That Heals</em will be constructed that day…

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The Wall That Heals exhibit and mobile Education Center, Oklahoma History Center

November 8, 2017, 7:00 pmNovember 12, 2017, 12:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Visit The Wall That Heals traveling exhibition and mobile Education Center at the Oklahoma History Center November 8–12, 2017. This exhibit features a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. The Wall That Heals lists the names of more than 58,000 service members who fell in the Vietnam War. The names are arranged chronologically by date of casualty, so that those who died together may be forever linked. The Wall That Heals will arrive at the Oklahoma History…

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The Wall That Heals opening ceremony, Oklahoma History Center

November 9, 2017, 11:00 am12:30 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Thursday, November 9, at 11 am the Oklahoma History Center will host an opening ceremony for The Wall That Heals. The 145th Oklahoma National Guard Band will provide music for the event, and Rear Admiral Greg Slavonic (USN Ret.), chief of staff for Senator James Lankford, will be the featured speaker. This ceremony is free and open to the public. The Wall That Heals is a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. It is approximately…

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Preservation 50 exhibit opens, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

November 14, 2017
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

Beginning Tuesday, November 14, the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid will host the Preservation 50 exhibit from Preservation Oklahoma, Inc. This special traveling exhibit includes photos of buildings and structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places and information about the 1966 National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). Visitors will learn more about the NHPA and its importance to preserving Oklahoma’s historic resources. For more information please call 580-237-1907.

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Oklahoma’s Endangered Places, Chisholm Trail Museum

November 15, 2017

The Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher will host a traveling exhibit entitled Oklahoma's Endangered Places, courtesy of Preservation Oklahoma, Inc. The exhibit will be on display Wednesday, November 15, through Friday, December 1. It features information about properties and locations from the 2017 list of Oklahoma's Most Endangered Places as well as the importance of historic preservation today. Learn more at www.preservationok.org/2017-endangered-places.html.   Visitors also are encouraged to visit the A. J. Seay Mansion, built in 1892. The historic home…

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January 2018

Oklahoma 110 exhibit opens, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

January 16
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid is excited to host a temporary exhibit entitled Oklahoma 110. It will be on display in the J. E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation Gallery from Tuesday, January 16, through Wednesday, February 14. The exhibit celebrates 110 years of Oklahoma statehood and will feature artwork by Charla Enns and Jena Kodesh. Enns and Kodesh are artists and art teachers. Both married to farmers, they share a love of the land and particularly…

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Open House for Oklahoma 110 exhibit, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

January 20, 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

On Saturday, January 20, from 1 to 3 pm the public will have an opportunity to meet the artists during a special Open House for the Oklahoma 110 exhibit. The exhibit celebrates 110 years of Oklahoma statehood and features artwork by Charla Enns and Jena Kodesh. Guests are welcome to visit with the artists and ask questions, and refreshments will be available. For more information please call 580-237-1907.

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February 2018

Black History Month exhibit opens, T. B. Ferguson Home

February 1, 11:00 am4:00 pm
T. B. Ferguson Home, 519 North Weigle Avenue Watonga, OK 73772

Plan a visit to the T. B. Ferguson Home in Watonga during the month of February for a special Black History Month exhibit. Built in 1901, this Victorian-style house was home to Oklahoma’s sixth territorial governor and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Regular hours of operation on Monday and Thursday from 11 am to 4 pm., Friday from 12:30 to 5:30 pm, and Saturday from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm. This property is managed by the…

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Oklahoma 110 exhibit closes, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

February 14
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

On January 16, the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid opened an exhibit entitled Oklahoma 110. The exhibit celebrates 110 years of Oklahoma statehood and features artwork by Charla Enns and Jena Kodesh. It will be on display in the J. E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation Gallery through Wednesday, February 14. For more information please call 580-237-1907.

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Trappings of the Cherokee Strip exhibit opens, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

February 24
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid will host its sixth annual Trappings of the Cherokee Strip exhibit of fine Western art and custom cowboy gear. Trappings opens to the public on Saturday, February 24, and will remain open through Saturday, March 24. This invitational show brings together an impressive collection of art and cowboy gear, featuring several of Oklahoma’s best Western artists and craftsmen. The show is expertly exhibited to showcase the beauty of each item. All works…

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March 2018

Bound to Please: The History of Corsets exhibit opens, Pioneer Woman Museum

March 2
Pioneer Woman Statue and Museum, 701 Monument Road Ponca City, OK 74604

Beginning Friday, March 2, the Pioneer Woman Museum will host an exhibit entitled Bound to Please: The History of Corsets. For additional details visit the Pioneer Woman Museum on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pioneerwomanmuseum. Please call 580-765-6108 with questions.

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The Art and Life of Don Blanding exhibit opens, Chisholm Trail Museum

March 10
Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

The Chisholm Trail Museum is opening a temporary exhibit about local artist, author, and potter Don Blanding on Saturday, March 10, from 10 am to 5 pm. Blanding was born in Kingfisher in 1894 and through his travels made his home in Hawaii where he wrote articles for a local newspaper. He became so popular that he wrote and illustrated his own poetry books, and he is often credited with starting the tradition of Lei Day. This exhibit will highlight…

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Sixth annual Trappings of the Cherokee Strip exhibit closes, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

March 24
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid recently opened its sixth annual Trappings of the Cherokee Strip exhibit of fine Western art and custom cowboy gear. Trappings is open to the public from Saturday, February 24, through Saturday, March 24. This invitational show brings together an impressive collection of art and cowboy gear, featuring several of Oklahoma’s best Western artists and craftsmen. The show is expertly exhibited to showcase the beauty of each item. All works are available for…

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Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!: Musical Theatre at 75 exhibit opens, Oklahoma History Center

March 31
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center will open its latest pictorial exhibit, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!: Musical Theatre at 75 on Saturday, March 31, the 75th anniversary of the opening of the musical on Broadway. The exhibit will feature twenty-one images, mostly black-and-white with some full-color posters included. The photos range from the Broadway production of the play Green Grow the Lilacs by Lynn Riggs, which was the inspiration for Oklahoma!, through the original production of the musical in 1943 and images…

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April 2018

Red Dirt Student Art Show exhibit opens, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

April 10
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid is pleased to present the annual Red Dirt Student Art Show exhibit. It will feature the winners of this regional student art competition. Do not miss this special exhibit of multimedia art from local students, which will be on display April 10–28. For more information please call 580-237-1907 or visit www.csrhc.org.

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Wee Winsome Wildflowers exhibit opens, Museum of the Western Prairie

April 19, 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

On Thursday, April 19, the Museum of the Western Prairie will open Wee Winsome Wildflowers, a new interpretive art exhibition showcasing the work of Lawton artist Sandra Dunn. The exhibit celebrates the beauty and utility of native wildflowers. The opening will include a premiere program at 7 p.m. Wee Winsome Wildflowers has been made possible through a grant from Oklahoma Humanities. The Museum of the Western Prairie is located at 1100 Memorial Drive in Altus. For more information, please contact…

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Ponca City Portraits, People, and Places exhibit opens, Pioneer Woman Museum

April 20
Pioneer Woman Statue and Museum, 701 Monument Road Ponca City, OK 74604

Beginning Friday, April 20, the Pioneer Woman Museum in Ponca City will host an exhibit entitled Ponca City Portraits, People, and Places. For additional details visit the Pioneer Woman Museum on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pioneerwomanmuseum. Please call 580-765-6108 with questions.

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