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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

9/28/2020Quilt Show at Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum
9/25/2020Oklahoma History Center to Host Smithsonian’s “Fear and Scapegoating during a Pandemic” Virtual Program
9/17/2020Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum Given Top Honors in True West Magazine
9/15/2020Oklahoma Historical Society Now Accepting Applications for Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program
9/11/2020Oklahoma History Center to Host Virtual Smithsonian Program “We Are All Connected: Saving Species and Preventing Pandemics”
9/10/2020“Discovering the Unit Orchestra!” October Kilgen Organ Performance with Brett Valliant
9/9/2020Oklahoma History Center Nominee Named Gilder Lehrman Oklahoma History Teacher of the Year
9/3/2020Guided Trail Walks at Honey Springs Battlefield
9/3/2020“History of a One-Room School” Exhibit and Presentation at Sod House Museum
9/2/2020New Trail Signs Installed at Honey Springs Battlefield
9/2/20202021 Oklahoma History Conference Call for Proposals
9/1/2020Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox at Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center
8/26/2020Oklahoma History Center Receives PPE Grant from Oklahoma Department of Libraries
8/20/2020Oklahoma History Center to Present Smithsonian Affiliations “Suffrage Stories: A Complicated Narrative” Virtual Lecture
8/19/2020Oklahoma History Center Offers New Online Series “From the Collection”
8/7/2020Oklahoma Route 66 Museum Celebrates 25th Anniversary
8/6/2020Chisholm Trail Museum to Open “Wanted: Dead or Alive” Photography Exhibit
8/3/2020Oklahoma Historical Society Announces Application Opening Date for Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program
7/30/2020Spiro Mounds Erects New Highway Sign
7/30/2020Sod House Museum to Host “What Do I Do with My Treasures?” Workshop
7/29/2020Will Rogers and Wiley Post Fly-In and National Day of Remembrance on August 15
7/28/2020Chisholm Trail Museum Awarded CARES Act Grant to Respond to COVID-19
7/28/2020Clara Luper Legacy Committee and Oklahoma Historical Society to Celebrate 62nd Anniversary of the Oklahoma City Sit-Ins
7/22/2020This Land is Herland Programs to Examine Oklahoma Women’s Activism 1870s–2010s
7/10/2020Honey Springs Battlefield Memorial Event on July 18 to be a Virtual Remembrance
7/8/2020Alfalfa County Ranch Owner Receives Centennial Ranch Award
7/8/2020Ellis County Ranch Owners Receive Centennial Ranch Award
7/7/2020Muskogee County Ranch Owners Receive Centennial Ranch Award
7/7/2020Pawnee County Ranch Owners Receive Centennial Ranch Award
7/7/2020Harper County Ranch Owners Receive Centennial Ranch Award
7/7/2020Caddo County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
7/7/2020Beaver County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
7/7/2020Washita County Owners Receive Centennial Farm and Ranch Awards
7/7/2020Garfield County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Awards
7/7/2020Kiowa County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Awards
7/7/2020Delaware County Farm Owner Receives Centennial Farm Award
6/25/2020Oklahoma History Center Announces Winners of 2020 National History Day Competition
6/18/2020Oklahoma Historical Society Shares Black History Online
6/9/2020Oklahoma History Center’s Newest Photo Exhibit to Present the “Ordinary”
6/3/2020Oklahoma History Center Partners with Oklahoma Contemporary for “Bright Golden Haze: Reflections”
6/1/2020Spiro Mounds to Reopen June 3, 2020
5/29/2020Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center Reopening to the Public June 2
5/26/2020Oklahoma Historical Society Board of Directors Elect New Officers
5/21/2020Oklahoma Historical Society Museums and Historic Sites to Begin Reopening June 1
5/20/2020Bob Blackburn Announces Retirement from the Oklahoma Historical Society
5/12/2020Oklahoma Historical Society Asks Oklahomans to Share Their COVID-19 Stories
5/7/2020Oklahoma Route 66 Museum to Maintain Winter Hours of Operation upon Reopening
4/29/2020Oklahoma Historical Society Museums and Historic Sites Will Remain Closed Until June 1
4/16/2020Spiro Mounds Cancels Archaeology Day and Birthday Bash
4/10/2020Edmond Educator Nominated for National History Day Teacher of the Year
4/3/2020Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum Announces Cancelation of Wild West Show
4/2/2020New Oklahoma National Register Listings
3/23/2020Explore Free Oklahoma Historical Society Online Resources
3/16/2020Oklahoma Historical Society Museums and Sites Closed Through March 30
3/12/2020Oklahoma History Center Joins Smithsonian Magazine’s 16th Annual Museum Day
3/10/2020Museum of the Western Prairie to Open “Wanted: Dead or Alive” Photography Exhibit
3/10/2020“Freemasonry Among the Five Tribes” presentation by T. S. Akers at Honey Springs Battlefield
3/9/2020Professor Jana Brown to Present Program on the Genealogy of Marshal McCully
3/5/2020Oklahoma History Center Announces Second Annual Oklahoma Farm-to-Table Family Festival
3/5/2020Buchanan to Give Water Conservation Presentation at Museum of the Western Prairie
3/4/2020New Exhibit about Kemnitz Sinclair Service Station at Cherokee Strip Museum
3/4/2020Kingfisher County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
3/3/2020History Alive! at Oklahoma History Center with “The Stories of Cesar Chavez”
3/3/2020“Women During the Civil War” Presentation to be Held at Honey Springs Battlefield
3/2/2020Celebrate the Spring Equinox at Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center
3/2/2020Federal Civil War Troops and Bake Day at Fort Gibson Historic Site
2/27/2020Oklahoma History Center to Host Women’s History Month Gallery Tour
2/27/2020Spiro Mounds to Hosts 33rd Annual Family Kite Flite Day
2/27/2020Oklahoma Historical Society Black Heritage Committee Sponsors Freedom Trail Tour
2/26/2020Women’s History Month Exhibit at Hunter’s Home in Park Hill
2/25/2020Lantern Tours at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center
2/25/2020Spring Break Fun at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum and Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch
2/24/2020“It’s All About Water!” at Museum of the Western Prairie
2/24/2020Custer County Ranch Owners Receive Centennial Ranch Award
2/24/2020Caddo County Ranch Owners Receive Centennial Ranch Award
2/24/2020Dewey County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
2/24/2020Woodward County Farm Owner Receives Centennial Farm Awards
2/24/2020Woods County Ranch Owner Receives Centennial Ranch Award
2/24/2020Washita County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
2/24/2020Canadian County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Awards
2/24/2020Grady County Farm Owner Receives Centennial Farm and Historic Structures Awards
2/20/2020Civil War Surgeon Living History Program to be Held at Honey Springs Battlefield
2/18/2020Living History Event at Fort Towson Historic Site
2/10/2020Pawnee Bill Birthday Celebration February 15
2/3/2020“Water/Ways” Traveling Exhibition at Museum of the Western Prairie
1/30/2020Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center to Host Date Night at the Museum
1/27/2020Basket Making Workshop at Fort Towson Historic Site
1/23/2020Oklahoma History Center to Present James Armistead Lafayette for Colonial Days
1/23/2020“The Buffalo Train Ride” Author Presentation at Museum of the Western Prairie
1/14/2020Black History Month Exhibits at Hunter’s Home
1/14/2020Dr. Clint Crowe to Present “The Indian Nations in the Civil War” at Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center
1/13/2020Chisholm Trail Museum to Host Depression-Era Photography Exhibit
1/6/2020New Oklahoma National Register Listings
1/3/2020Smithsonian Water Exhibition Delights Local Audiences



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