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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

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
6/10/2019Kingfisher County Farm Owner Receives Centennial Farm Award
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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