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September 4, 2019

Contact: Larry O’Dell
Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-522-6676

Oklahoma Historical Society to Host Annual Gala “A Night in the Life: The Swinging Sixties”

OKLAHOMA CITY — Dress in your favorite bell bottoms and tie-dye shirt or miniskirt and go-go boots to join the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) for its third annual fundraising gala, “A Night in the Life: The Swinging Sixties.” This immersive evening in the 1960s will take place on Friday, October 18, 2019, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Oklahoma History Center, located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City.

This year’s event will take guests back to the days of the groovy 1960s, featuring Oklahoma City radio icon Ronnie Kaye as the emcee and DJ. There also will be live music, including Jimmy Dale Richardson performing with the Oklahoma Showgirls. In addition, the Savoy Trio will channel Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and the rest of the Rat Pack in the Continental Club, a mod lounge area. The evening will include heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks from the time period, vignettes, a photo booth, a dress-up station and some far out fun! Guests will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets during the event for a chance to win prizes from sponsors including Mariposa Aesthetics and Laser Center, YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City, Ancestry.com, Dillard’s Penn Square, Senses Salon, Full Circle Obedience, Science Museum Oklahoma, Cabin Boys Brewery, Elk Valley Brewery and Vanessa House Beer Company.

Tickets are now on sale for “A Night in the Life: The Swinging Sixties.” General admission is $65 for OHS members and $75 for non-members. Tables are available starting at $500. General entry tickets include heavy hors d’oeuvres; an open bar with beer, wine and 1960s specialty drinks; and all the evening’s activities. For more information on pricing and to purchase your tickets, please visit www.okhistory.org/gala. This event is for ages 21 and older.

“A Night in the Life” is an annual fundraising event for the Oklahoma Historical Society. The proceeds from this event will help to fund OHS exhibits, educational programming and collections care. Current event sponsors include 110 Events, Bad Granny’s Bazaar and the Okie Mod Squad. For sponsorship information please visit www.okhistory.org/gala or contact Angela Spindle, development and membership coordinator, at 405-522-0317 or aspindle@okhistory.org.

The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.  


Editor’s Note: For artwork to accompany this story, please contact Angela Spindle at 405-522-0317 or aspindle@okhistory.org.

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