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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

8/2/2022Pawnee Bill Ranch to Host Screening of “The Virginian” at Buffalo Theatre in Pawnee
8/1/2022“The Battle of Honey Springs” Documentary Selected for Fly Film Festival and DocOKC Film Festival
7/28/2022Oklahoma Historical Society to host Oklahoma All-Black Towns State Conference
7/25/2022Oklahoma History Center to Host Back to School Bash on August 4
7/21/2022Family Fun Day at Cherokee Strip Museum in Perry August 6
7/20/2022New Oklahoma National Register Listing
7/19/2022Atoka County Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
7/19/2022Kingfisher County Owners Receive Centennial Farm Awards
7/19/2022Caddo County Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
7/19/2022Grant County Owner Receives Centennial Farm Award
7/19/2022Johnston/Pontotoc County Owners Receive Centennial Ranch Award
7/19/2022Roger Mills County Owner Receives Centennial Farm Award
7/5/2022Preservation Oklahoma, Inc. to Host Tuesday Tunes Free Concert Series at the Overholser Mansion
7/1/2022Cherokee Strip Museum in Perry Opens “Barney P. Enright, Photographer” Exhibit
6/30/2022Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum to Host “Let’s Talk About It” Book Discussion Series
6/30/2022Oklahoma Students Win Awards at National History Day Competition
6/28/2022Memorial Service to be Held at Honey Springs Battlefield
6/28/2022Oklahoma History Center Offers Smithsonian Internship Program
6/17/2022Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton to Host Route 66 Hall of Fame Induction and Exhibit Opening
6/16/2022Pawnee Bill Cannon Dedication Ceremony Scheduled for July 2
6/16/2022Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center to Open “Home on the Range” Art Exhibit
6/14/2022Overholser Mansion to Open New Fashion Exhibit
6/9/2022Fort Gibson Historic Site to Host Living History Programs in June
6/6/2022Summer Solstice Walks at Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center on June 21
6/6/2022Oklahoma History Center Announces 2022 Oklahoma National History Day Winners
6/6/2022Enid Summer Chautauqua Programs at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center
6/2/2022Oklahoma Historical Society Awards Field Trip Grants to K–12 Schools in May
6/1/2022“The Battle of Honey Springs” Documentary Selected to Show at deadCenter Film Festival June 11
6/1/2022USAO Students to Provide Guided Tours at Honey Springs Battlefield
5/31/2022Barn Quilt Workshop Scheduled for Chisholm Trail Museum
5/27/2022Oklahoma Historical Society Receives $46 Million Bond to Repair and Maintain Historic Infrastructure
5/26/2022Pawnee Bill Ranch to Host Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Days on June 11
5/26/2022Stacey Sanders to Perform at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center for “Museum After Dark: Village Sounds”
5/25/2022Oklahoma Historical Society to Host Annual Juneteenth Celebration
5/19/2022Oklahoma Historical Society Awards Field Trip Grants to K–12 Schools
5/16/2022OU and OAS to Perform Archaeological Research at Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center
5/12/2022Leather Footwear Living History Demonstration at Fort Gibson Historic Site
5/12/2022Oklahoma Historical Society Awards Inaugural Field Trip Grant to the Oklahoma School for the Deaf
5/10/2022New Oklahoma National Register Listings
5/9/2022Overholser Mansion to Host “History and Hops: Masonic Temples in Oklahoma” on May 27
5/5/2022Overholser Mansion to Host Volunteer Training on May 21
5/4/2022“Beans to Bullets: Frontier Foodways” Living History Program Scheduled at Fort Gibson Historic Site
5/3/2022Oklahoma History Center to Open “Becoming Fearless” Exhibit Highlighting the History of Firefighting in Oklahoma
4/28/2022Hunter’s Home to Host “Fleece to Fabric” Sheep Shearing Event on May 7
4/28/2022Herb Gardening Presentation Scheduled for May 14 at Fort Towson Historic Site
4/21/2022Calista Stephens to Lead Fort Towson Historic Site
4/20/2022Spiro Mounds to Host Birthday Bash and Archaeology Day on May 7
4/20/2022Blacksmithing and Wheel Setting Demonstrations with Tom Nelson at the Cherokee Strip Museum in Perry
4/20/2022Hunter’s Home to Host “Fleece to Fabric” Sheep Shearing Event on May 7
4/14/2022Learn About 19th-Century Trading at Fort Gibson Historic Site
4/14/2022Pioneer Woman Museum Seeks Vendors for Pioneer Family Fun Day and Craft Fair
4/11/2022Encore Kilgen Organ Performance with Ken Double Performing “From Broadway to Hollywood”
4/8/2022Hunter’s Home to Host Broom Making Workshop on April 15
4/7/2022New Oklahoma National Register Listings
4/6/2022“Kansas Abolitionist and the Civil War: The Life of John Ritchie” Presentation at Honey Springs Battlefield
4/4/2022“Common Soldier” Living History Program at Fort Gibson Historic Site
3/31/2022Oklahoma Historical Society to Offer Field Trip Grants to Oklahoman Schools
3/30/2022Wild West Show Cannon to Return to the Pawnee Bill Ranch
3/29/2022Mayes County Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
3/29/2022Rogers County Owners Receive Centennial Ranch Award
3/29/2022Comanche County Owner Receives Centennial Ranch Award
3/29/2022Caddo County Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
3/29/2022Tillman County Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
3/29/2022Stephens County Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
3/28/2022Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program Funds 42 Projects Across the State
3/25/2022John Davis to Retire After 30 Years at Fort Towson Historic Site
3/24/2022Oklahoma History Center to Honor All Vietnam War–Era Veterans in Pinning Ceremony
3/17/2022Wynnewood Historical Society Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/17/2022Tulsa Foundation for Architecture Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/17/2022Stroud Public Library Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/17/2022The Town of Colony Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/17/2022Top of Oklahoma Historical Society Museum Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/17/2022Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/17/2022Southern Nazarene University Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/17/2022Seminole Nation Museum Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/17/2022Sand Springs Cultural and Historical Museum Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/17/2022Pottawatomie County Historical Society Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/17/2022Plains Indians & Pioneers Historical Foundation Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/17/2022Peoria Tribe Of Indians of Oklahoma Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/17/2022Old Greer County Museum & Hall of Fame Inc. Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/17/2022Oklahoma Sports Museum Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/17/2022Oklahoma Genealogical Society Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/17/2022Oklahoma Forest Heritage Center Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/17/2022Oklahoma Christian University Beam Library Special Collections Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/17/2022Okeene Historic Preservation Group Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/17/2022Military History Center Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/17/2022McLoud Historical Society Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/17/2022LeFlore County Historical Society Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/17/2022Lawton Public Library Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/17/2022Keystone Crossroads Historical Society Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/17/2022Hooker Historical Society Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/17/2022Greenwood Community Development Corporation/ Historic Black Wall Street Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/17/2022Friends of the Murrell Home Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/17/2022Grady County Historical Society Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/17/2022Friends of the Pawnee Bill Ranch Association Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/17/2022Freedom Center of Oklahoma City, Ntu Art Association of Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State Firefighters Museum Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grants
3/17/2022Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma and Historical Society of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grants
3/17/2022Five Civilized Tribes Museum and Center for the Study of Indian Territory Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/17/2022Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/17/2022Drumright Historical Society Museum Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/17/2022Delaware Nation Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/17/2022Bristow Historical Society, Inc. Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/17/2022Claremore Museum of History and Rogers County Historical Society Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grants
3/17/2022Chisholm Trail Museum, Inc. Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/15/2022Oklahoma History Center to Honor All Vietnam War–Era Veterans in Pinning Ceremony
3/8/2022Oklahoma State Capitol Museum to Open March 22
3/7/2022Oklahoma History Center to Host 2022 Oklahoma Farm-to-Table Festival
3/3/2022Oklahoma History Center to Open “From Institution to Inclusion” Exhibit to Celebrate 2022 People with Disabilities Awareness Day
3/2/20222022 Oklahoma History Symposium to be Held April 9
3/2/2022Celebrate the Spring Equinox at Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center
3/1/2022Chisholm Trail Museum to Host Chuck Wagon Gathering and Dinner
3/1/2022Spiro Mounds to Hosts 35th Annual Family Kite Flite Day
2/28/2022Fort Gibson Historic Site to Host Bake Day on March 5
2/25/2022“The First Indian Home Guard” Presentation Rescheduled for March 12 at 1 p.m.
2/17/2022Historical Travel Bag Workshop at Chisholm Trail Museum
2/16/2022“Shut the Door! Barns in Oklahoma” Webinar Series Begins in February
2/15/2022Living History Education Day Scheduled for Fort Towson Historic Site
2/8/2022Fort Gibson Historic Site to Host 24th at the Fort Reenactment Weekend
2/3/2022Oklahoma Historical Society Announces 2022 Legislative Agenda
2/2/2022Oklahoma Historical Society Awards Banquet Scheduled for February 24; Tickets Now on Sale
1/31/2022Casserole Carrier Basket Making Workshop at Fort Towson Historic Site
1/27/2022Honey Springs Battlefield to Host “The First Indian Home Guard” Presentation
1/26/2022Oklahoma History Center Issues Call for Exhibitors and Vendors for 2022 Farm-to-Table Festival
1/18/2022Oklahoma Historical Society to Host “A Very OK Podcast” Live Recording Focused on All-Black Towns
1/18/2022New Oklahoma National Register Listings
1/11/2022“The Jefferson Highway in Oklahoma: The Historic Osage Trace” Presentation with author Jonita Mullins at Honey Springs Battlefield
1/4/2022Jennifer Frazee Named New Director at Fort Gibson Historic Site
1/3/2022Alfalfa County Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
1/3/2022Beckham County Owners Receive Centennial Farm and Ranch Awards
1/3/2022Woodward County Owners Receive Centennial Ranch Awards



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