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Oklahoma Historical Society Press Room

Media Contact
Larry O’Dell
Office: 405-522-6676
Fax: 405-521-2492
lodell@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 our state.

Press Releases and Media Advisories

9/12/2019Oklahoma History Center to Host Eleanor Roosevelt Living History Presentation
9/12/2019State Historic Preservation Office Now Receiving Project Suggestions Online
9/10/2019Weekend Events at the Overholser Mansion September 20–21
9/10/2019Kingfisher County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
9/10/2019Washita County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
9/10/2019Canadian County Farm Owner Receives Centennial Farm Award
9/10/2019Pontotoc County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
9/4/2019Oklahoma Historical Society to Host Annual Gala “A Night in the Life: The Swinging Sixties”
8/27/2019Chisholm Trail Museum to Feature Lewis Hine Photography Exhibit
8/22/2019State Historic Preservation Office Awards Citations of Merit
8/22/2019Oklahoma Historical Society to Host Presentation on New Grant Program at Idabel Public Library
8/22/2019Oklahoma Historical Society to Host Presentation on New Grant Program in Enid
8/22/2019Oklahoma Historical Society to Host Presentation on New Grant Program at Fort Gibson Historic Site
8/22/2019Oklahoma Historical Society to Host Presentation on New Grant Program at Oklahoma History Center
8/22/2019Oklahoma Historical Society to Host Presentation on New Grant Program in Altus
8/22/2019Oklahoma Historical Society to Host Presentation on New Grant Program in Woodward
8/21/2019Texas County Ranch Owner Receives Centennial Ranch Award
8/21/2019Woods County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
8/21/2019Canadian County Farm Owner Receives Centennial Farm Award
8/21/2019Canadian County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
8/19/2019Call for Papers and Presentations for 2020 Oklahoma History Conference
8/19/2019Oklahoma History Center to Host Book Signing Featuring Authors Michael Dean and Deanna Tidwell Broughton
8/13/2019Oral History Workshop Scheduled at Oklahoma History Center
8/12/2019New Oklahoma National Register Listings
8/12/2019Traditional Trades Day at Chisholm Trail Museum
8/7/2019Oklahoma Historical Society to Host Beginning Genealogy Class
8/6/2019Reproduction Civil War–Era Quilt to be Raffled to Raise Money for Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center
8/2/2019Oklahoma History Center Nominee Qualifies as Gilder Lehrman National History Teacher of the Year
8/1/2019Oklahoma Historical Society Unveils New Grant Program
8/1/2019Civil War–Era Concert and Presentation at Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center
7/30/2019“Judge Parker’s Court: Its Impact on the State of Oklahoma” Presentation at Sod House Museum
7/30/2019Aviation Day at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid
7/30/2019Oklahoma History Center Receives Gift of 1910 Selden Roadster
7/29/2019Oklahoma History Center to Host 2019 Back to School Bash
7/25/2019Major County Ranch Owners Receive Centennial Ranch Award
7/25/2019Garfield County Farm Owner Receives Centennial Farm Award
7/25/2019Custer County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
7/25/2019Roger Mills County Ranch Owner Receives Centennial Ranch Award
7/25/2019Kingfisher County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Awards
7/25/2019Lincoln County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
7/25/2019Atoka County Ranch Owner Receives Centennial Ranch Award
7/25/2019Will Rogers and Wiley Post Fly-In Set for August 10 at Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch
7/25/2019“Civil War Weapons and Artillery” Second Saturday Demo at Fort Towson
7/25/2019New Oklahoma National Register Listing
7/25/2019Washita County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
7/23/2019Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum Given Top Honors in True West Magazine
7/22/2019Victorian Tea at Horizon Hill in Kingfisher
7/18/2019Oklahoma History Center Announces the Opening of Farmstead Cafe at OHC
7/16/2019“Vintage Snack Sets” Exhibit at Fred Drummond Home
7/11/2019Oklahoma History Center Museum Store Summer Sale July 26–27
7/11/2019Oklahoma Historical Society to Host Oklahoma Trivia Night at The Pump Bar
7/10/2019“Choctaw Beading” Second Saturday Demo at Fort Towson
7/9/2019Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center to Host Family Fun Saturday July 27
7/5/2019Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center Announces Summer Programs
7/3/2019Oklahoma History Center to Open “Wanted: Dead or Alive” Photography Exhibit
7/2/2019Kingfisher County Farm Owner Receives Centennial Farm Award [CORRECTION]
7/1/2019Oklahoma Students Take Honors at National History Day Competition
6/27/2019Memorial Service to be Held at Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center
6/27/2019Oklahoma History Center Education Department Offers Junior Curator Camp
6/27/2019Museum of the Western Prairie to Host Presentation on Oklahoma Medal of Honor Recipients
6/20/2019Oklahoma History Center Presents “Salute to America” July Kilgen Organ Performance
6/19/2019Spiro Mounds Spared by Arkansas River, Damaged by Flash Flood
6/19/2019Theater Renovations Complete at Will Rogers Memorial Museum
6/14/2019Summer Solstice Walks at Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center June 21
6/13/2019“Oklahoma Landscapes: Watercolors by Derald Swineford” Exhibit and Premiere Program at Museum of the Western Prairie
6/11/2019Oklahoma National History Day First Place Winners Selected to Showcase Film on National Platform
6/10/2019Movie Night at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum June 28
6/10/2019Dewey County Ranch Owners Receive Centennial Ranch Awards
6/3/2019Oklahoma Author Will Trace the Roots of Historic Road at Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center
5/31/2019Pawnee Bill’s Original Wild West Show Postponed to July 26–27
5/30/2019Drummond Home to Host Annual Ice Cream Social
5/29/2019Pawnee Bill’s Original Wild West Show Celebrating Women of the Wild West Shows June 7–8
5/28/2019Frontier Days Kids Camp at Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch
5/28/2019Genealogy Program Focuses on Early Death Records
5/23/2019“Broadway Comes to Altus: Act II” at Museum of the Western Prairie
5/20/2019Oklahoma Historical Society Acquires Cornelius Photography Collection
5/20/2019Oklahoma Historical Society Marks Juneteenth with Acclaimed Journalist Carmen Fields in Tulsa and Oklahoma City
5/17/2019Navy Band Southwest to Perform at the Oklahoma History Center During Navy Week
5/16/2019“Angie Debo: Daughter of the Prairie” Presentation by Author Patricia Loughlin at Museum of the Western Prairie
5/16/2019Oklahoma History Center to Offer Screening of Smithsonian Channel™ Documentary “The Green Book: Guide to Freedom”
5/15/2019Washita County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
5/15/2019Texas County Farm and Ranch Owners Receive Centennial Awards
5/15/2019Woodward County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
5/15/2019Noble County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
5/15/2019Bryan County Farm Owner Receives Centennial Farm Award
5/15/2019Garfield County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
5/15/2019Woods County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
5/14/2019Movie Night at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum May 31
5/13/2019“Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘Oklahoma!’: The Origin of Modern Musical Theatre” Traveling Exhibit at Museum of the Western Prairie
5/13/2019Oklahoma History Center to Host Okietales in June and July
5/9/2019Oklahoma Historical Society Marks Juneteenth with Acclaimed Journalist Carmen Fields
5/8/2019Oklahoma Legislature Creates Route 66 Centennial Commission
5/8/20192019 Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
5/6/2019“Tour de Quartz” Exhibit at Museum of the Western Prairie
5/6/2019Family Day at the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch on June 1
5/1/2019Kingfisher County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Awards
5/1/2019“Apron Strings: Ties to the Past” Exhibit at the Museum of the Western Prairie
5/1/2019“Night at the Chuck Wagon” at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum
5/1/2019New Apron Exhibit and “Vintage Aprons: Tie One On” Presentation Scheduled at Sod House Museum
4/30/2019Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center to Host “First Indian Home Guard” Presentation
4/25/2019Family Day at the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch on May 18
4/25/2019Oklahoma Archeological Survey to Hold Workshop at Overholser Mansion
4/23/2019Explore Spiro Mounds in Virtual Reality on April 27
4/18/2019Cherokee Strip Museum to Host Rural Heritage Festival
4/18/2019Hugo Lake Dam Tour During Second Saturday Demo Hosted by Fort Towson
4/18/2019Spiro Mounds to Host Archaeology Day
4/18/2019Cherokee Strip Museum to Host Rural Heritage Festival
4/17/2019Preservation Oklahoma to Host Gravestone Conservation Workshop in Tulsa
4/16/2019LaDonna Harris to be featured speaker at the 2019 Oklahoma History and Preservation Conference
4/16/2019Preservation Oklahoma to Host 2019 Summer Soiree
4/16/2019Preservation Oklahoma and Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism to Host Gravestone Conservation Workshop
4/16/2019Chisholm Trail Museum to Host Community Art Day
4/15/2019Garvin County Farm and Ranch Owners Receive Centennial Awards
4/15/2019Marshall County Ranch Owners Receive Centennial Ranch Award
4/15/2019Woodward County Farm Owner Receives Centennial Farm Award
4/15/2019Texas County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
4/15/2019Ellis County Farm Owner Receives Centennial Ranch Award
4/15/2019Jackson County Farm Owner Receives Centennial Farm Award
4/15/2019Grant County Farm Owner Receives Centennial Farm Award
4/15/2019Beckham County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
4/11/2019Lou Berney Author Presentation at Museum of the Western Prairie
4/8/2019“Hammered Aluminum Ware” Exhibit at the Fred Drummond Home in April
4/8/2019Easter Egg Hunt at Fort Towson
4/8/2019Preservation Oklahoma to Host Urban Campout at Overholser Mansion
4/8/2019Sunrise Service and Easter Fundraiser Breakfast at Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum
4/5/2019Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center to Host “A Night with Our Leaders”
4/3/2019Pawnee Bill Ranch to Host Annual Easter Egg Hunt
4/1/2019Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center to Host General Blunt Presentation
3/27/20192019 Oklahoma History and Preservation Conference Celebrates “Women Who Built History”
3/27/2019“Trappers, Traders and Hunters of the Plains” Living History Event at Chisholm Trail Museum
3/25/2019JJ Cale Album “Stay Around” Release Events Set for Cale’s Hometown
3/21/2019Cherokee Strip Museum to Host Blacksmithing Demonstrations
3/19/2019April Kilgen Organ Performance to Feature Donna Parker Playing the “Great American Songbook”
3/19/2019Cynthia Ann Parker Living History Program at Museum of the Western Prairie
3/19/2019Family Day at the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch
3/14/2019Media Advisory: Oklahoma History Center to host Artist Talk and Reception with Mike Wimmer for “Will Work For …” Exhibit
3/13/2019Tracing Your Roots Genealogy Class at Chisholm Trail Museum
3/12/2019Oklahoma History Center Introduces Oklahoma Farm-to-Table Family Festival
3/7/2019Oklahoma History Center to Observe National Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day 2019
3/7/2019Oklahoma History Center Announces the Premiere Exhibition of “Unsolved History: Forensic Science, Cold Cases, and Art Therapy”
3/7/2019Museum of the Western Prairie to Host “Broadway Comes to Altus: Act I”
3/7/2019Barn Quilt Workshop at Chisholm Trail Museum
3/7/2019State Historic Preservation Office to Host Workshops
3/5/2019Spring Break Activities at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum and Birthplace Ranch
3/4/2019Celebrate the Spring Equinox at Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center
3/4/2019“Weird and Wonderful” Exhibit at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center
3/4/2019Vintage Footstool Workshop at Sod House Museum
2/28/2019Canadian County Farm Owner Receives Centennial Farm Awards
2/28/2019New Oklahoma National Register Listing
2/28/2019Garfield County Farm Owner Receives Centennial Farm Award
2/28/2019Spiro Mounds to Hosts 32nd Annual Family Kite Flite Day
2/28/2019Texas County Ranch Owner Receives Centennial Ranch Award
2/27/2019State Historic Preservation Office Citations of Merit Awarded
2/26/2019“The Women of Hunter’s Home” Presentation at Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center
2/25/2019Oklahoma History Center Presents Mary Ann Jung Portraying Clara Barton, Red Cross Angel
2/12/2019Oklahoma History Center to Exhibit Perez Medal of Honor
2/1/2019Oklahoma Centennial Farm and Ranch Commemorative Book Deadline Approaching
1/31/2019Oklahoma History Center to Host Black Heritage Film Festival
1/29/2019Oklahoma History Center to Host Martha Washington Living History Presentation
1/29/2019Fred Drummond Home to Open Antique Doll Exhibit
1/28/2019Legacy Keepers R Us to Present "Where the Legends Went" at Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center
1/17/2019National Register of Historic Places Nomination Grant Application Available
1/16/2019Presentation on the History of Fort Supply at the Sod House Museum
1/16/2019Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center Exhibit to Feature Oklahoma Artists
1/10/2019Oklahoma History Center Presents the First 2019 Kilgen Performance “Out of the Box”
1/10/2019Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center to Host “The Diary of a Union Soldier from Kansas” Presentation
1/9/2019Director Named for Fort Gibson Historic Site
1/9/2019New Oklahoma National Register Listing



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