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April 2019

Presentation on Major General James G. Blunt by Bart Taylor

April 20, 1 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center, 101601 South 4232 Road Checotah, OK 74426

Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center is excited to announce a special presentation to be held at the battlefield’s Visitor Center on Saturday, April 20, at 1 p.m. Bart Taylor, park interpreter for the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park in Arkansas, will present on the historical significance of Union Major General James G. Blunt to the Civil War in the Trans-Mississippi West theater “from Prairie Grove to Honey Springs and everything in between.” Taylor will be dressed in period Civil…

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Oklahoma History and Preservation Conference

April 24April 26
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, 1727 West Alabama Avenue Chickasha, OK 73018

April 24–26, 2019 | Chickasha, Oklahoma Presented by the Oklahoma Historical Society and the State Historic Preservation Office This year, the Oklahoma History Conference and the Statewide Preservation Conference have joined to become the Oklahoma History and Preservation Conference. This combined conference will feature twenty sessions pertaining to Oklahoma’s heritage and historic preservation. The 2019 Oklahoma History and Preservation Conference will be held April 24–26, 2019, at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO) in Chickasha, Oklahoma. This…

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November Road and The Long and Faraway Gone presentation by author Lou Berney

April 30, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.

The Museum of the Western Prairie will host a presentation by Oklahoma author Lou Berny on Tuesday, April 30, at 7 p.m. Berney is a two-time Edgar Award-nominated author who teaches in the Red Earth Master of Fine Arts program at Oklahoma City University. Berney’s book November Road is a poignant and evocative crime novel that centers on a desperate cat-and-mouse chase across 1960s America set against the backdrop of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. It is a story…

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May 2019

“The First Indian Home Guard” presentation by author Dr. Jane Johansson

May 18, 1 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center, 101601 South 4232 Road Checotah, OK 74426

Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center is honored to announce a special presentation, “The First Indian Home Guard,” to be held at the battlefield’s Visitor Center on Saturday, May 18, at 1 p.m. Dr. Jane Johansson, professor in the Department of History and Political Science at Rogers State University and editor of the book Albert C. Ellithorpe, the First Indian Home Guards, and the Civil War on the Trans-Mississippi Frontier will speak about the regiment’s unique history in relation to…

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June 2019

“The Jefferson Highway” presentation by author Jonita Mullins

June 22, 1 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center, 101601 South 4232 Road Checotah, OK 74426

Oklahoma author Jonita Mullins will present a program about the Jefferson Highway at the Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center on Saturday, June 22, at 1 p.m. Honey Springs Depot was a major stop along this historic road. Mullins has released a book sharing the road’s long roots titled The Jefferson Highway in Oklahoma: The Historic Osage Trace from the History Press. American Indians built the first interstate roads, and the one connecting Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas was first called…

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