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"Born to Freedom" Gallery Walk

Saturdays, March to November, 2014
Join the staff at the Oklahoma History Center for a gallery walk examining the life and art of Allan Houser. The last Saturday of each month staff will lead families and groups through the exhibit offering special incite on the impact and legacy of this American Indian artist. Check the schedule below to find out times. The family walk will include special activities for children. There is no age limit and registration is not required. This event is free with museum admission. For more information on the class please contact us at education@okhistory.org or 405-522-3602.

October 25 10:30 a.m. Adult 2 p.m. Family

Weaving Class

Saturday, November 8, 2014
Join the Oklahoma History Center in a colonial-era weaving class on November 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. Participants will learn a basic weaving pattern with a lap loom. All materials are provided and participants will be able to take them home. The class will visit the galleries to view textiles on exhibit. Cost for the class is $30 and registration is limited and required. Age limit is eight and above. For more information about the event or to register please contact education@okhistory.org or (405) 522-3602. You may also register online.

"Alan Houser: Unconquered"

Saturday, November 15, 2014
The Oklahoma History Center will show the documentary "Alan Houser: Unconquered" on November 15 from 3-5pm. This film highlights the life of the influential Oklahoma American Indian artist Alan Houser and highlights some of the pieces in the Gaylord Special Exhibit gallery for Alan Houser's 100th birthday. The event is free with museum admission. For more information please contact us at education@okhistory.org or (405) 522-3602.

Dutch Oven Cooking

Saturday, November 15, 2014
Join the Oklahoma History Center on Saturday, November 15 for a hands-on class for teens and adults exploring Dutch oven cooking. Learn a variety of recipes as you create a dish and discover how to use a Dutch oven in your backyard. The class is from 1 to 5p.m and the cost is $15. Space is limited 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. All food items, materials, and ovens are provided by the History Center. Please remember to dress for the weather. Also, 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.

American Indian Heritage Month

Saturdays, November, 2014
The Oklahoma History Center is celebrating American Indian Heritage Month with activities throughout the month of November.

Join us November 8 for a day exploring traditional men's clothing including demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. On November 22 we will explore traditional hunting with demonstrations and live exhibitions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All events are free with museum admission. For more information please contact education@okhistory.org or (405) 522-3602.

Deck the Halls

Saturday, December 6, 2014
Load up the family and come "Deck the Halls" with us at the Oklahoma History Center on December 6 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This family friendly event will include activities and a chance to meet a variety of historical Mr. and Mrs. Clauses. This event is free with admission to the museum. For more information please contact education@okhistory.org or (405) 522-3602.

Daddy-Daughter Sock Hop

January 23, 2015
Join us at the Oklahoma History Center for a daddy-daughter dance inspired by drive-in movies from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, January 25! Come learn how to jump, jive, and wail wearing your best poodle skirt. Registration is required and space is limited. Come make memories and explore the hopping 1950s. Cost for the event is $75 per couple and $25 for each extra person with dinner included. For more information on the daddy-daughter dance, please contact us at education@okhistory.org or by phone at (405) 522-3602. You may also register online.