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March 2020

“When the Country Was New” Brown Bag Luncheon Lecture by Jenny Entsminger

March 11, 12 p.m.1 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 Lecture Luncheon on Wednesday, March 11, at noon. This month’s program will be “When the Country Was New,” presented by Jenny Entsminger. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunches and learn something new! For more information please call 580-237-1907.

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“Women During the Civil War” presentation by Kelly Houston

March 14, 1 p.m.2 p.m.
Honey Springs Battlefield, 423159 E 1030 Road Checotah, OK 74426

In honor of Women’s History Month, Honey Springs Battlefield will host “Women During the Civil War,” presented by Kelly Houston on Saturday, March 14, at 1 p.m. Kelly Houston is director of the Pioneer Woman Museum in Ponca City. Her presentation will include examples of items created and used by women during the Civil War Era. For more information regarding the presentation and Honey Springs Battlefield, please email honeysprings@okhistory.org or call 918-473-5572. Honey Springs Battlefield is located east of US…

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“Water Conservation Efforts” presentation by Tom Buchanan

March 19, 7 p.m.8 p.m.
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

On Thursday, March 19, at 7 p.m. Tom Buchanan, the manager of the Lugert-Altus Irrigation District, will present “Water Conservation Efforts by the Lugert-Altus Irrigation District,” a companion program to accompany Water/Ways, the Smithsonian Museum on Main Street traveling exhibit on display in the Museum of the Western Prairie until April 11. Buchanan will delineate the water conservation efforts undertaken by the district in the last twenty years. His presentation will be followed by a panel of young farmers, who…

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“Genealogy of Marshal McCully” presentation by Jana Brown

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

The Sod House Museum continues celebrating the 125th anniversary of the building of the Sod House on Saturday, March 21, at 10 a.m., with a program focusing on its builder, Marshal McCully. Professor Jana Brown of Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU) will present McCully’s family history, tracing his genealogy back to the pre–Revolutionary War era. Brown has worked with the Sod House Museum for several years as a volunteer. In the summer of 2019, she began researching the family history…

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“Freemasonry Among the Five Tribes” presentation by T. S. Akers

March 28, 1 p.m.2 p.m.
Honey Springs Battlefield, 423159 E 1030 Road Checotah, OK 74426

Honey Springs Battlefield will host T. S. Akers on Saturday, March 28, at 1 p.m. He will present “Freemasonry Among the Five Tribes,” which will explore the influences of Freemasonry upon the citizens of the Five Tribes after their removal to the Indian Territory. Akers is a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and curator of collections for the McAlester Valley of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. For more information regarding the presentation and Honey Springs Battlefield,…

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“Oklahoma’s Most Notorious Cases” presentation by author Kent Frates

March 31, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

Kent Frates, author of two volumes of Oklahoma’s Most Notorious Cases, will give a presentation at the Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus on Tuesday, March 31, at 7 p.m. From bloody murders to political scandal to an act of domestic terrorism, Oklahoma’s Most Notorious Cases captures the stories, the times and the import of landmark trials. Oklahoma attorney and historian Kent Frates will reveal the facts behind several high-profile cases that helped shape the history of the state.…

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April 2020

“Policing Our Borders: 19th-Century North American Immigration” Brown Bag Luncheon Lecture by Dr. Holly Karibo

April 8, 12 p.m.1 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 Luncheon Lecture on Wednesday, April 8, at noon. This month’s program will be “Policing Our Borders: 19th Century North American Immigration,” presented by Dr. Holly Karibo. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunches and learn something new! For more information please call 580-237-1907.

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Oklahoma History Conference

April 22
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The conference is Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
Sequoyah State Park, 19808 Park 10 Hulbert, OK 74441

Join the OHS and our host, the City of Wagoner, at Sequoyah Lodge April 22–24, 2020. This year's theme is "Connecting Cultures: Exploring the Three Forks." The conference will offer 15 presentation sessions. Optional activities include a reception, luncheons, bus tours, and a musical performance. Registration opens Monday, March 2, and closes Saturday, April 18. View the Conference Schedule Conference Location and Lodging Sequoyah Lodge 19808 Park 10 Hulbert, OK 74441 Make reservations online, or call 800-368-1486. Use the group code…

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Oklahoma History Conference

April 23
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The conference is Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
Sequoyah State Park, 19808 Park 10 Hulbert, OK 74441

Join the OHS and our host, the City of Wagoner, at Sequoyah Lodge April 22–24, 2020. This year's theme is "Connecting Cultures: Exploring the Three Forks." The conference will offer 15 presentation sessions. Optional activities include a reception, luncheons, bus tours, and a musical performance. Registration opens Monday, March 2, and closes Saturday, April 18. View the Conference Schedule Conference Location and Lodging Sequoyah Lodge 19808 Park 10 Hulbert, OK 74441 Make reservations online, or call 800-368-1486. Use the group code…

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Oklahoma History Conference

April 24
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The conference is Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
Sequoyah State Park, 19808 Park 10 Hulbert, OK 74441

Join the OHS and our host, the City of Wagoner, at Sequoyah Lodge April 22–24, 2020. This year's theme is "Connecting Cultures: Exploring the Three Forks." The conference will offer 15 presentation sessions. Optional activities include a reception, luncheons, bus tours, and a musical performance. Registration opens Monday, March 2, and closes Saturday, April 18. View the Conference Schedule Conference Location and Lodging Sequoyah Lodge 19808 Park 10 Hulbert, OK 74441 Make reservations online, or call 800-368-1486. Use the group code…

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Tea and Talk at Horizon Hill

April 25, 11:30 a.m.1 p.m.
Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

The Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher will host Tea and Talk at Horizon Hill on Saturday, April 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guests will be treated to a variety of traditional teas and snacks in the parlors of Horizon Hill, Territorial Governor A. J. Seay’s home. During the event, Dr. Alyce Webb will speak on the topic of women and Wild West shows. Webb is a professor of history at Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa. The cost for…

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May 2020

“Feasts and Festivities: Cultural Foodie Celebrations” Brown Bag Luncheon Lecture by Amy Johnson

May 13, 12 p.m.1 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 Luncheon Lecture on Wednesday, May 13, at noon. This month’s program will be “Feasts and Festivities: Cultural Foodie Celebrations,” presented by Amy Johnson. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunches and learn something new! For more information please call 580-237-1907.

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August 2020

Back to School Bash

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

Educators, get ready for resources galore! Come to the Oklahoma History Center on Thursday, August 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. Find out about 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.

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September 2020

OkNHD Library Day

September 24, 10:30 a.m.4 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Join us for our annual OkNHD Library Day at the Oklahoma History Center on Thursday, September 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students will research in the Research Center and attend workshops for in-depth instruction on History Day fundamentals. OkNHD Library Day is free for teachers, students, and chaperones! Registration opens August 13 and closes September 17.

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