Education Classes & Events

Milliners Class: Red Hats for Valentine's Day

Saturday, February 6, 2016
Join the Oklahoma History Center for a day of fun and hat-making. Learn the history of Edwardian milliners and create your own red hat for Valentine's Day! On Saturday, February 6, the class will construct 1890s-style Edwardian hats from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Class participants will work with assistance one on one to complete the project during the course. The cost for the class is $30 and includes all supplies, lunch, and a tour of the Century Chest exhibit. The age limit for the class is ten and above. Space is limited to twelve people. For more information on the class or to register please contact education@okhistory.org or (405) 522-3602. You may also register online.

Beginning Soap Making

Saturday, March 12, 2016
Join the Oklahoma History Center on Saturday, March 12, 2016, for a hands-on class exploring the art of handcrafted soap-making using both historic and modern methods. Participants will learn how to make old-fashioned lye soap, discuss the history of making soap, and craft their own soaps to take home. The class will be from 12 to 3 p.m. and the cost is $40. Space is limited to twelve people and registration is required. The age limit is twelve and above. All materials, including safety equipment will be provided. Please, no open-toed shoes or sandals. For more information or to register please contact education@okhistory.org or call (405) 522-3602. You may also register online.

Sixth Annual Cowboy Round-up

Saturday, March 19, 2016
Load up your little cowboys and cowgirls and join us for a rendezvous with adventure at the sixth annual Cowboy Round-up on Saturday, March 19, 2016. Cowboys and chuck wagons will bring the cattle drive era to life for visitors of all ages. Special activities include rope making, Dutch oven cooking, side shows, and more! The Cowboy Round-up runs from 10 a.m to 2 p.m with activities throughout the Oklahoma History Center and outdoor areas. Youth are encouraged to dress the part as they make their way to the museum. No age limit or registration is required. For more information on Cowboy Round-up please contact education@okhistory.org or (405) 522-3602.

Dutch Oven Cooking

Saturday, April 30, 2016
Join the Oklahoma History Center on Saturday, April 30, for a hands-on participation class for teens and adults exploring Dutch oven cooking. The class is designed to introduce the students to Dutch Oven cooking. Learn a variety of historic recipes as you create a dish and discover how to use a Dutch Oven in your backyard. Cost for the class is $15 and all necessary materials will be provided. The class is from 1 to 5 p.m. Space is limited to forty people so sign up early! The class will begin inside the museum for background information, instructions on how to care for and clean Dutch Ovens, recipes, and different cooking methods. The majority of the class will be spent outdoors preparing a group meal. Please remember to dress for the weather; no open-toed shoes or sandals. For more information or to register please contact education@okhistory.org or (405) 522-3602. You may also register online.

Okietales

Wednesdays, June and July 2016
Mark your calendars and bring the little ones for a special program exploring Oklahoma's past. Each Wednesday in June and July from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the History Center hosts Okietales. Okietales is a one-of-a-kind reading and storytelling time where kids can hear and see history! Every Wednesday we will dive into history with books and stories and 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. Admission is $2 for each child and includes museum admission following the program. For more information please contact education@okhistory.org or (405) 522-3602.