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 First Saturday Hands-On History

What: First Saturdays Hands-On History
When: First Saturday of every month from 1pm–4pm (Please note that July's program will be held on the second Saturday of the month.)
Who: Families
Where: Oklahoma History Center
Why: Join us in celebrating different exhibits and holidays with crafts and activities for all ages.
How to Participate: Visit the museum!
Cost: Free with museum admission

 Back-to-School Bash

What: Back-to-School Bash
When: August 30, 2016, from 6 p.m.–8 p.m.
Who: Teachers and Educators
Why: Join the Oklahoma History Center and other metro museums at the Back-to-School Bash at the Oklahoma History Center! Celebrate the beginning of the new school year and find out what the museum has to offer teachers and their families. Staff will be on hand to answer questions about field trips, trunks, and special events. Oklahoma History Center trunks will be on display for hands-on interaction and many of the living history characters will be available as well. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the night with teacher identification.
Where: Oklahoma History Center
How to participate: Contact education@okhistory.org or (405) 522-3602.
Cost: Free

 Septemberfest

What: Septemberfest
When: Saturday, September 10, 2016, from 10am–4pm
Who: Families
Where: Oklahoma History Center
Why: Along the Red River Journey visitors will enjoy interaction with living historians representing WWII, cowboys, land run participants, nineteenth century American Indians, antebellum musicians, the Civil War, and more! We will bring the past to life with learning stations, hands-on activities, and demonstrations. The adventure continues inside the History Center with live performances, storytelling, and unique exhibits about Oklahoma.
How to participate: Contact education@okhistory.org or (405) 522-3602.
Cost: Free

 Home School Day

What: Home School Day
When: Monday, October 10, 2016, from 10am–2pm
Who: Families
Where: Oklahoma History Center
Why: Visitors can explore the museum with the help of gallery guides, follow along with our scavenger hunt, take part in hands-on demonstrations, and enjoy a variety of historical interpreters. Visitors will find activities and demonstrations throughout the galleries. Home School Day is designed for family learners and home school groups to come, experience, and do! The museum offers a number of outdoor picnic areas or you can drop by the Winnie Mae Cafe during your visit for lunch.
How to participate: Contact education@okhistory.org or (405) 522-3602.
This program is sponsored in part by SONIC, America's Drive-in.
Cost: Free

 Cemetery Symbols

What: Cemetery Symbols Workshop
When: Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 1pm–3pm
Who: People 10 and above
Where: Oklahoma History Center
Why: Gravestones and cemeteries are rich in a language of symbols. Those symbols can be difficult to interpret because of changes in meaning over time. By examining the grave markers one can learn more than just the person's name. This class will provide the skills necessary to investigate the past through tombstones.
How to participate:Register online, contact education@okhistory.org, or call (405) 522-3602.
Cost: Free with museum admission.

 Southeastern Beadwork II

What: Southeastern Beadwork II Class
When: Saturday, November 12, 2016, from 10am–4:30pm
Who: People 18 and above
Where: Oklahoma History Center
Why: Participants will learn Southeastern style beadwork from Cherokee National Treasure Martha Berry. Students will begin their traditional bandolier bag in the class, learn different stitches, and tour the American Indian gallery. You can find out more about Martha Berry by visiting her website www.berrybeadwork.com.
How to participate:Register online, contact education@okhistory.org, or call (405) 522-3602.
Cost: $150, lunch included


 Gourd-stitch Beadwork

What: Gourd-stitch Beadwork Class
When: Saturday, November 19, 2016, from 10am–3pm
Who: People 15 and above
Where: Oklahoma History Center
Why: Participants will learn the beadwork stitch called gourd stitch from Caddo teacher Yonavea Hawkins. Students will learn the basics of the stich, explore the museum's beadwork examples, and enjoy lunch. You can find out more information about Yonavea from her website: Yonavea.com.
How to participate:Register online, contact education@okhistory.org, or call (405) 522-3602.
Cost: $50, lunch included