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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 Oklahoma.

Press Releases and Media Alerts

12/13/2018State Historic Preservation Office Awards Citations of Merit
12/13/2018Celebrate the Winter Solstice at Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center
11/29/2018“Holiday Goodies” Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Scheduled at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center
11/28/2018A Civil War Christmas Party at Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center
11/26/2018Rehabilitation of Historic Hospital at Fort Gibson National Historic Landmark
11/26/2018Guthrie Historic Homes Tour to Include Carnegie Library
11/21/2018Deck the Halls and Museum Store Sale at Oklahoma History Center
11/21/2018Christmas Open House at Hunter’s Home in Park Hill
11/20/2018Preservation Oklahoma To Host “Mingle at the Mansion,” a “Designer Holiday” Event
11/20/2018State Historic Preservation Office to Host Workshop Series
11/20/2018Tulsa County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
11/20/2018Washita County Farm Owner Receives Centennial Farm Award
11/20/2018Kingfisher County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
11/20/2018Kiowa County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
11/20/2018Garfield County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
11/20/2018Jackson County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
11/15/2018Holiday Activities at Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum
11/8/2018Pioneer Woman Museum to Host Quilting Workshop
11/7/2018“Reenacting 101” at Fort Towson Historic Site
11/7/2018Bake Day at Fort Gibson on November 10
11/6/2018Oklahoma Historical Society to Host 150th Anniversary Commemoration of the Battle of the Washita
11/5/2018Oklahoma History Center Announces Partnership with Edmond Public Schools
11/5/2018Civil War Lunch and Learn at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center
11/1/2018Preservation Oklahoma’s “Designer Holiday” returns to the Overholser Mansion
11/1/2018Civil War-Era Concert and Presentation to be held at the Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center
10/31/2018OKPOP to Host Sugar Free Allstars at Expo
10/24/2018Pawnee Bill Kids Corral Scheduled for November 3
10/23/2018Oklahoma History Center and Midwest City Announce Joint Dedication Ceremony of World War II-Era C-47 “Skytrain”
10/23/2018Oklahoma History Center Welcomes “The Sound of Music” Traveling Troupe on November 1
10/22/2018Oklahoma History Center to Host Veterans Day 2018 Ceremony
10/19/2018Ghost Stories Tours at Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum
10/19/2018New Oklahoma National Register Listings
10/9/2018“Halloween Night at the Museum” Returns at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum
10/4/2018“Ladies’ Aid Societies, the Civil War and Quilts” Workshop at Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center
10/4/2018Oklahoma History Center to Host Beadwork Class
10/3/2018“An Evening with Argus and Will” on October 10 Sponsored by the Oklahoma History Center, Will Rogers Theatre and Event Center and OKC Comedy Fest
10/1/2018Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher to Host Chuck Wagon Gathering and Fundraiser Dinner
10/1/2018Spiro Mounds to Host Archaeology Month Event
10/1/2018Oklahoma Territorial Museum to Host Sixth Annual History Never Dies Event
10/1/2018Quilt Show and Fall Festival at Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum
9/27/2018Oklahoma Historical Society and Rose State College to Offer “Finding Family” Genealogy Class
9/24/2018Museum of the Western Prairie to Host Author Presentation by Sterling Evans
9/24/2018Timeline Segments Added to Oklahoma History Center Grounds
9/21/2018Oklahoma History Center to Reopen Devon Energy Oil and Gas Park
9/14/2018Oklahoma History Center Joins Smithsonian Magazine’s 14th Annual Museum Day
9/13/2018Oklahoma History Center to Host Thomas Jefferson Living History Presentation
9/13/2018Oklahoma History Center to Present Buster Keaton’s “The General” Accompanied by Walt Strony on the Kilgen Theater Organ
9/10/2018Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center to Host Lantern Tours
9/10/2018Fort Towson to Host Mexican-American War Encampment
9/6/2018Oklahoma Historical Society to Host Annual Gala “A Night in the Life: 1940s Flyboys and Riveting Gals”
9/6/2018Style Show to be Held at Fred Drummond Home in Hominy
9/6/2018Oklahoma Historical Society and Rose State College to Offer “Tracing Your Roots” Genealogy Class
9/4/2018Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox at Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center
9/4/2018Oklahoma History Center Opens New Pictorial Exhibit “‘Where They Went’: A Photographic History of Oklahoma Animals”
9/4/2018Spiro Mounds Unveils New Trail Signs
8/30/2018Oklahoma History Center Nominee Considered for Gilder Lehrman National History Teacher of the Year
8/30/2018New Oklahoma National Register Listing
8/29/2018Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center to Host Homesteaders’ Hoedown Fundraiser
8/29/2018Fort Towson to Host Seed Preservation Demonstration
8/28/2018Museum of the Western Prairie to Host Author Presentation by Connie Cronley
8/28/2018Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center to Open “The 1893 Land Race: A Legacy of Community” Exhibit
8/28/2018Hunter’s Home Staff Member Named Cherokee National Treasure
8/27/2018History OffCenter to Host Heritage Hills Bike Tour on September 8
8/20/2018Sod House Museum to Feature Art Exhibition by Warren Little
8/17/2018Call for Papers and Presentations for 2019 Oklahoma History and Preservation Conference
8/16/2018Civil War-Era Wooden Bench Workshop to be held at Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center
8/16/2018Cherokee Strip Museum Blacksmith Shop Grand Opening and Museum Reopening on September 7 in Perry
8/14/2018Dutch Oven Cooking Class at Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher
8/10/2018Septemberfest 2018 Celebrates 22nd Year of Governor’s Free Fall Community Festival
8/8/2018Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center to Host Presentation on Choctaw and Chickasaw Involvement in the Civil War
8/7/2018Pawnee Bill Mansion to Close for Stabilization Work
8/7/2018Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center to Host Inaugural Display of Gilcrease on Wheels Mobile Museum Experience
8/6/2018Oklahoma History Center Welcomes “Boom Town” Author Sam Anderson for Book Signing and Interview
8/3/2018Friends of the Oklahoma History Center Board of Directors Votes to Renew Current Officers Status
8/1/2018Gemini VI Space Capsule Moves to Stafford Air & Space Museum
7/31/2018Oklahoma Historical Society to Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Oklahoma City Sit-Ins
7/25/2018Crocheted Rag Rug Workshop at the Sod House Museum
7/25/2018Canadian County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
7/25/2018Kingfisher County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
7/25/2018Major County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
7/25/2018McClain County Ranch Owners Receive Centennial Ranch Award
7/25/2018Beckham County Farm Owner Receives Centennial Farm Award
7/23/2018New Oklahoma National Register Listings
7/17/2018Hunter’s Home to Host Beading Workshop
7/12/2018New Oklahoma National Register Listings
7/9/2018Museum Campout at Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher
7/3/2018Oklahoma Schools Take Honors in National History Day Competition in Washington, D.C.
7/2/2018Ice Cream Social Scheduled at the Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher
7/2/2018Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center Announces Summer Programs
7/2/2018Hunter’s Home in Park Hill to Host Twining Workshop
6/28/2018Oklahoma Historical Society Announces Annual Book Sale
6/27/2018Oklahoma History Center Opens Newest Exhibit “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s ‘Oklahoma!’: The Birth of Modern Musical Theatre and a New Image for the State”
6/26/2018Memorial Service to be Held at Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center
6/22/2018Baby Bison Makes Wild West Show Debut
6/21/2018Drummond Home Ice Cream Social
6/18/2018Oklahoma Genealogical Society and Oklahoma Historical Society Partner to Host Genealogical Workshop
6/18/2018Oklahoma History Center to Present “A Sense of Time and Place: Work by Greg Burns”
6/18/2018Tillman County Farm Owner Receives Centennial Farm Award
6/18/2018Alfalfa County Farm Owner Receives Centennial Farm Award
6/18/2018Harmon County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
6/18/2018Latimer County Ranch Owners Receive Centennial Ranch Award
6/18/2018 Alfalfa County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
6/18/2018Osage County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
6/15/2018“Spirited: Prohibition in America” Exhibit to Open at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center
6/14/2018Oklahoma History Center Presents Rodgers and Hammerstein Theme for July Kilgen Organ Performance
6/13/2018Concert in the Courtyard with Community Favorites at the Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus
6/7/2018USAO Students to Provide Guided Tours at Honey Springs Battlefield
6/5/2018Oklahoma Historical Society to Host Juneteenth Event Featuring ARISE
6/4/2018Join Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center for Summer Solstice Walks
6/4/2018Oklahoma History Center to Present “A Sense of Time and Place: Work by Greg Burns”
5/31/2018Concert in the Courtyard with Rhonda (Milton) Hampton and Friends at Museum of the Western Prairie
5/30/2018“Spirited: Prohibition in America” Exhibit to Open at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center
5/28/2018Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center to Host Annual Chautauqua in the Park
5/24/2018Enhanced Tour Adds New Dimension For Visitors to Will Rogers Memorial Museums
5/17/2018“Oklahoma’s Vernacular Architecture from the Easel of John Womack” Exhibit and Program at the Museum of the Western Prairie
5/16/2018Texas County Farm Owner Receives Centennial Farm Award
5/16/2018Alfalfa County Farm Owner Receives Centennial Farm Award
5/16/2018Custer County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
5/16/2018Hughes County Ranch Owners Receive Centennial Ranch Award
5/16/2018Cimarron County Ranch Owner Receives Centennial Ranch Award
5/16/2018Mayes County Ranch Owners Receive Centennial Ranch Award
5/16/2018Kingfisher County Farm Owner Receives Centennial Farm Award
5/16/2018Garfield County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
5/15/2018Reception Honors Lew Ward Family
5/14/2018“Of Influence: Portraits of Cherokee People” Temporary Exhibit Now on Display at the Honey Springs Battlefield Visitor Center
5/14/2018World War II Program Scheduled at the Oklahoma History Center
5/10/2018Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center to Host Presentation by Dr. James Finck
5/10/20182018 Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame Honorees Announced
5/8/2018Oklahoma History Center Schedules Okietales Storytelling Program
5/7/201830th Anniversary Performance of Pawnee Bill Wild West Show June 8–9, 2018
5/3/2018Spiro Mounds to Host Archaeology Day
4/19/2018Oklahoma National History Day Contest Scheduled for May 2–3 at the Oklahoma History Center  
4/17/2018Art of Clifford “Who” Davis on Display at Cherokee Strip Museum in Perry
4/16/2018Sod House Featuring New Exhibit “Women in Mourning”
4/12/2018Hunter’s Home Annual Education Day
4/12/2018Kingfisher County Property Owners Receive Centennial Farm and Ranch Awards
4/12/2018Washita County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Awards
4/10/2018Kay County Farm Owner Receives Centennial Farm Award
4/10/2018Lincoln County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
4/10/2018Oklahoma Route 66 Museum to Host Route 66 Hall of Fame Induction, Route 66 Book Signing, and Route 66 Photo Exhibition Opening
4/10/201819th-Century/Civil War Musical Instrument Educational Program at Honey Springs Battlefield Visitor Center
4/9/2018Grant County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
4/9/2018Caddo County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
4/5/2018Musical Program Celebrates the 75th Anniversary of “Oklahoma!”
4/5/2018“Music of the Big Band Era” To Be Theme for Next Kilgen Organ Performance at Oklahoma History Center
4/5/2018New Oklahoma National Register Listing
4/4/2018Living History Days at Chisholm Trail Museum
4/3/2018New Oklahoma Historical Society Research Guide Focuses on Researching Land in Oklahoma
3/28/2018Oklahoma History Center Opens “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘Oklahoma!’: Musical Theatre at 75” Exhibit
3/27/2018“Preserving Your Family Photographs” Program Scheduled at the Oklahoma History
3/26/2018Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop at Heritage Center
3/22/2018Museum of the Western Prairie Opening “Wee Winsome Wildflowers” Exhibit
3/22/2018T. B. Ferguson Home Transferred to the City of Watonga
3/20/2018New Oklahoma National Register Listings
3/19/20182018 Oklahoma History Conference Celebrates the 125th Anniversary of the Oklahoma Historical Society
3/15/2018“Lone Star School” Author at Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus
3/15/2018Oklahoma History Center Offers Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop
3/13/2018George M. Murrell Home to Reclaim the Name “Hunter’s Home”
3/13/2018Pawnee Bill Ranch Hosts Annual Easter Egg Hunt
3/12/2018National Vietnam War Veterans Commemoration Event to be Held at the Oklahoma History Center
3/6/2018Bake Day at Fort Gibson
3/6/2018Presentation on the First Kansas Volunteer Infantry Regiment Rescheduled for Saturday, March 10
3/5/2018Old-Fashioned Bed Turning at Sod House Museum
3/1/2018Oklahoma History Center Announces Eighth Annual Cowboy Round-Up
3/1/2018Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center to Host Presentation on Chilly McIntosh
2/28/2018Celebrate the Spring Equinox at Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center
2/23/2018Family Activity Saturday March 3 at Oklahoma History Center
2/23/2018Spiro Mounds to Hosts 31st Annual Family Kite Flite Day
2/20/2018Historic Preservation Review Committee’s 2018 Meeting Schedule
2/20/2018Don Blanding Exhibit at Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher
2/20/2018Living History Event at Fort Towson Historic Site
2/16/2018New Oklahoma National Register Listing
2/15/2018Living History Event at Fort Towson Historic Site
2/13/2018OKSHPO to Host Workshops
2/12/2018NRHP Nomination Grants Available from the OKSHPO
2/9/2018Oklahoma History Center Announces the Release of “Just in Time,” the Story of the Oklahoma Honor Flights Program
2/7/2018Spiro Mounds Development Association receives donation from Choctaw Nation Tourism
2/1/2018Will Rogers Memorial Museums to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Will Rogers’s Movie Career in 2018
1/31/2018Crocheted Rag Rug Workshop at the Sod House Museum
1/31/2018New Oklahoma National Register Listing
1/31/2018Valentine Kid’s Craft Day at Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center
1/30/2018Hat-Making Class at Oklahoma History Center February 10
1/30/2018Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center to Host Presentation on the First Kansas Volunteer Infantry Regiment
1/25/2018Oklahoma History Center to Host Alexander Hamilton
1/25/2018Treasure Your Roots Genealogy Conference Scheduled for February 10 at St. John Missionary Baptist Church
1/23/2018Oklahoma History Center Adds Helicopter Flight Simulator to Vietnam Exhibit
1/12/2018OKPOP Presents “Power to the People: The Black Panther Party and the Civil Rights Movement in Oklahoma”
1/3/2018New Oklahoma National Register Listings



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