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July 2018

Okietales, Oklahoma History Center

July 25, 10:30 am11:30 am
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Wednesdays in June and July; no program on July 4
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Each Wednesday in June and July the Oklahoma History Center will host Okietales from 10:30 to 11:30 am. Okietales is a one-of-a-kind reading and storytelling time where kids see and hear history! Every week we will dive into history with books and stories that explore a different topic, from the Wild West and cowboys to land runs and pioneer life. This program is designed for five- to nine-year-olds. There will be no program on Wednesday, July 4. Admission is $2…

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August 2018

Spirited: Prohibition in America exhibit closes, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

August 11
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center will host a new traveling exhibit, Spirited: Prohibition in America, from June 16 to August 11. Organized by the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in partnership with Mid-America Arts Alliance of Kansas City, Missouri, Spirited: Prohibition in America explores the era of prohibition when America went “dry.” Visitors will learn about the complex issues that led America to adopt prohibition through the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1919 until its repeal through…

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Will Rogers and Wiley Post Fly-In, Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch

August 11, 7:30 am1:30 pm
Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 East 380 Road Oologah, OK 74053

On Saturday, August 11, Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch near Oologah will host the annual Will Rogers and Wiley Post Fly-In. Gates open at 7:30 am with free admission, though donations are appreciated. The event will take place from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm on the 2,000-foot grass strip adjacent to Oologah Lake. Pilots will fly the Oklahoma skies and land on the grass strip, a few yards from the home in which Will Rogers was born on November 4, 1879.…

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Mysteries of the Mansion tour, Henry Overholser Mansion

August 16, 7:00 pm8:30 pm
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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 pm. 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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Third Saturday Living History program, Hunter’s Home

August 18, 1:00 pm4:00 pm
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This event takes place on the third Saturday of each month.
Hunter’s Home, 19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

Visit Hunter's Home (formerly known as the George M. Murrell Home) in Park Hill on Saturday from 1 to 4 pm to participate in a nineteenth-century living history activity. The 1845 Cherokee plantation home's staff members are pleased to share living history experiences with guests during the monthly Third Saturday Living History program. Historical interpreters dressed in period clothing will perform everyday plantation tasks, and guests can enjoy a variety of demonstrations, talk to historians, and even participate in some…

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Family Day at the Ranch, Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch

August 18, 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 East 380 Road Oologah, OK 74053

Experience life on a nineteenth-century ranch near Oologah! Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch will host Family Day at the Ranch on Saturday, August 18, from 1 to 3 pm. Hands-on activities and demonstrations will give visitors a glimpse of everyday life on the ranch during Will Rogers’s childhood. This month’s event will feature a cornhusk doll make-and-take activity with the Rogers County Cherokee youth group. Visitors also can enjoy a scenic stroll through the expansive property, with beautiful views of Oologah…

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Kate Barnard living history and program, Oklahoma History Center

August 22, 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Wednesday, August 22, the Research Center will offer a program about the life and contributions of Kate Barnard from 1 to 3 pm. The program will feature a living history presentation by Erin Brown. Mallory Covington will provide insight into the Kate Barnard Collection, part of the OHS Manuscript Archives. Registration is $10 per person, and we ask that you pre-register by calling 405-522-5225. This program will be held in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab, located inside…

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September 2018

Septemberfest, Oklahoma History Center

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

Don't miss the twenty-second annual Septemberfest on Saturday, September 8, 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 activities 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…

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Family Day at the Ranch, Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch

September 8, 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 East 380 Road Oologah, OK 74053

Experience life on a nineteenth-century ranch near Oologah! Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch will host Family Day at the Ranch on Saturday, September 8, from 1 to 3 pm. Hands-on activities and demonstrations will give visitors a glimpse of everyday life on the ranch during Will Rogers’s childhood. This month is a special harvesting party! Guests will learn about harvesting crops from the growing season. Attendees can visit the carpentry station to build a crate, then use the crate to collect…

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Third Saturday Living History program, Hunter’s Home

September 15, 1:00 pm4:00 pm
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This event takes place on the third Saturday of each month.
Hunter’s Home, 19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

Visit Hunter's Home (formerly known as the George M. Murrell Home) in Park Hill on Saturday from 1 to 4 pm to participate in a nineteenth-century living history activity. The 1845 Cherokee plantation home's staff members are pleased to share living history experiences with guests during the monthly Third Saturday Living History program. Historical interpreters dressed in period clothing will perform everyday plantation tasks, and guests can enjoy a variety of demonstrations, talk to historians, and even participate in some…

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Mysteries of the Mansion tour, Henry Overholser Mansion

September 20, 7:00 pm8:30 pm
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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 pm. 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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October 2018

Family Day at the Ranch, Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch

October 13, 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 East 380 Road Oologah, OK 74053

Experience life on a nineteenth-century ranch near Oologah! Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch will host Family Day at the Ranch on Saturday, October 13, from 1 to 3 pm. Hands-on activities and demonstrations will give visitors a glimpse of everyday life on the ranch during Will Rogers’s childhood. This month’s activities will feature an open fire and chuck wagon cooking. Visitors also can enjoy a scenic stroll through the expansive property, with beautiful views of Oologah Lake, a longhorn herd, and…

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Historic Preservation Review Committee meeting, Oklahoma History Center

October 18, 1:30 pm3:00 pm
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HPRC meetings take place on January 18, April 19, July 19, and October 18, 2018.
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 calendar year 2018. 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…

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Mysteries of the Mansion tour, Henry Overholser Mansion

October 18, 7:00 pm8:30 pm
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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 pm. 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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Third Saturday Living History program, Hunter’s Home

October 20, 1:00 pm4:00 pm
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This event takes place on the third Saturday of each month.
Hunter’s Home, 19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

Visit Hunter's Home (formerly known as the George M. Murrell Home) in Park Hill on Saturday from 1 to 4 pm to participate in a nineteenth-century living history activity. The 1845 Cherokee plantation home's staff members are pleased to share living history experiences with guests during the monthly Third Saturday Living History program. Historical interpreters dressed in period clothing will perform everyday plantation tasks, and guests can enjoy a variety of demonstrations, talk to historians, and even participate in some…

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November 2018

Mysteries of the Mansion tour, Henry Overholser Mansion

November 15, 7:00 pm8:30 pm
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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 pm. 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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Third Saturday Living History program, Hunter’s Home

November 17, 1:00 pm4:00 pm
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This event takes place on the third Saturday of each month.
Hunter’s Home, 19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

Visit Hunter's Home (formerly the George M. Murrell Home) in Park Hill on Saturday from 1 to 4 pm to participate in a nineteenth-century living history activity. The 1845 Cherokee plantation home's staff members are pleased to share living history experiences with guests during the monthly Third Saturday Living History program. Historical interpreters dressed in period clothing will perform everyday plantation tasks, and guests can enjoy a variety of demonstrations, talk to historians, and even participate in some of the…

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April 2019

2019 Oklahoma History Conference, Chickasha

April 24, 2019April 26, 2019

The Oklahoma Historical Society's annual Oklahoma History Conference will be held April 24–26, 2019, in Chickasha, Oklahoma. More information will be announced in early 2019.

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