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Oklahoma Historical Society Press Room

Media Contact
Jessica Brogdon
Director of Communications
Office: 405-522-0780
Fax: 405-521-2492
jessica.brogdon@history.ok.gov

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

5/22/2024The Chisholm Receives $10,000 Community Digitization Grant to Improve Access to Collections
5/22/2024Cherokee Strip Museum to Host Bluegrass Concert on June 1
5/21/2024Fort Towson Historic Site to Host Free Nature Walk on May 25
5/20/2024Sneed Cabin Grand Opening at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center
5/16/2024Pawnee Bill’s Original Wild West Show Set for June 8
5/15/2024Oklahoma History Center Museum Offering $1 Admission for Select Groups
5/15/2024Garfield County Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
5/15/2024Woodward County Owner Receives Centennial Ranch Award
5/14/20242024 Oklahoma National History Day Winners Announced
5/14/2024Oklahoma History Center to Showcase Event Rental Spaces in Open House
5/9/2024Cats and Wayward Women of the West to be Highlighted in Lecture at Oklahoma Territorial Museum
5/9/2024The Chisholm to Host Barn Quilt Workshops in June
5/8/2024The Chisholm to Host Free Summer Concert Series
5/7/2024Enjoy a Picnic in the Village at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center
5/7/2024Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center Invites Public to Observe Excavations at Site
5/3/2024Creek County Church Listed in National Register of Historic Places
5/3/2024Cherokee Strip Museum to Host Blacksmithing Demonstration on May 4
5/3/2024State Historic Preservation Office Webinar to Focus on Historic Preservation Tax Credit
5/1/2024Learn How to Draft and Execute Section 106 Agreement Documents in State Historic Preservation Office Webinar
5/1/2024“Inaugural Impressions” Exhibit Opens June 7 at Oklahoma History Center Museum
4/30/2024State Historic Preservation Office to Teach About Historic Preservation Tax Incentives in Free Webinar
4/30/2024Honey Springs Battlefield to Host Civil War-Era Music Program
4/29/2024Two-Day State History Day Competition to Take Place at Oklahoma History Center
4/29/2024New Exhibit on Native American Artists Opening at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center
4/26/2024AAPI Celebration Planned at Oklahoma History Center
4/25/2024State Historic Preservation Office to Host Webinar on Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act
4/24/2024Civil Rights Act of 1964 to be Highlighted in Annual Summer Chautauqua at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid
4/24/2024Oklahoma History Center to Host Roundtable Discussion on History and Evolution of Food in Oklahoma
4/23/2024Experience Spring on the Farm at Hunter’s Home
4/22/2024Fort Towson 200th Commemoration Events Planned
4/18/2024More Than 7,300 Railroad Photos From Preston George Collection Now Available on The Gateway to Oklahoma History
4/17/2024“Dirt Tells the Story of Our History” Talk Planned at Pioneer Woman Museum
4/15/2024Fort Towson Historic Site Plans Three Days of Educational Experiences for Kids
4/15/2024Fort Gibson Historic Site to Commemorate 200 Years With Event on April 20
4/11/2024Hunter’s Home to Teach How to Raise Historic Poultry Breeds
4/9/2024Oklahoma Schools Invited to Attend Virtual Field Trip in Collaboration With Smithsonian Institution
4/5/2024The Chisholm to Host Boots, Beer and BBQ Fundraising Event in May
4/4/2024Annual Oklahoma History Symposium to be Held on May 4
4/4/2024Pioneer Woman Museum to Host Two Glass Fusing Classes
4/3/2024Learn How to Make a Pinhole Camera in Workshop at the Oklahoma History Center
4/2/2024Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher Launches $6 Million Fundraising Campaign and Major Renovations for its 60th Anniversary
4/2/2024Honey Springs Battlefield to Host Demonstrations With Reproduction Firearms of the Civil War
4/1/2024Learn About History and Meaning of Gravestone Symbols in Workshop at Chisholm Trail Museum
4/1/2024Debra Echo-Hawk and Hannibal B. Johnson Inducted Into Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame
4/1/20241840s Eclipse Watch Party at the Fort Towson Historic Site
4/1/2024Waynoka Historical Society Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
4/1/2024Tulsa Foundation for Architecture Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
4/1/2024The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
4/1/2024Friends of the Coleman Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
4/1/2024The Edwards Store, Inc. Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
4/1/2024City of Vernon Chamber of Commerce Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
4/1/2024Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
4/1/2024Southwestern Oklahoma State University Foundation, Inc. Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
4/1/2024Southern Nazarene University Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
4/1/2024Seminole Nation Museum Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
4/1/2024Rogers County Historical Society, Inc. Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
4/1/2024Prairie House Preservation Society Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
4/1/2024Plains Indians & Pioneers Historical Foundation Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
4/1/2024Old Greer County Museum & Hall of Fame, Inc. Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
4/1/2024Oklahoma Military Heritage Foundation Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
4/1/2024Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
4/1/2024Oklahoma Black Living Legacy Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
4/1/2024Midwest City High School Museum, Inc. Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
4/1/2024McLoud Historical Society Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
4/1/2024M.W. Grand Lodge AF&AM of the State of Oklahoma (Museum and Library), Inc. Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
4/1/2024Lawton Public Library Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
4/1/2024Keystone Crossroads Historical Society Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
4/1/2024Jim Thorpe Memorial Foundation Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
4/1/2024Historical Society of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
4/1/2024Friends of the Pawnee Bill Ranch Association Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
4/1/2024Friends of Fort Gibson Foundation Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
4/1/2024Freedom Center of Oklahoma City Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
4/1/2024Field Historical Printing Museum, Inc. Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
4/1/2024Elk City Carnegie Library Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
4/1/2024El Reno Carnegie Library Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
4/1/2024Edmond History Museum Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
4/1/2024Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
4/1/2024Delaware Nation Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
4/1/2024Claremore Museum of History Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
4/1/2024Chelsea Area Historical Society Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
4/1/2024Bristow Historical Society, Inc. Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
4/1/2024Black Liberated Arts Center Inc. Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/29/2024Learn How to Research African American Ancestors in State Historic Preservation Office Webinar
3/28/2024Free Open House at Oklahoma History Center to Focus on Pop Culture
3/26/2024Fort Gibson Historic Site to Hold Spring Bake Day on April 6
3/26/2024Pawnee Bill Ranch to Host Seed Swap to Celebrate Earth Day
3/25/2024Learn About Oklahoma’s Early Trails in State Historic Preservation Office Webinar
3/20/2024Easter Sunrise Service Planned at Pawnee Bill Ranch
3/19/2024Walking Tour at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center to Focus on the History of Beer and Brewing
3/18/2024Fort Gibson Historic Site to Commemorate 200 Years With Event on April 20
3/15/20241840s Eclipse Watch Party at the Fort Towson Historic Site
3/14/2024Two Sites in Oklahoma Added to National Register of Historic Places
3/14/2024Women’s History Month Presentation Planned at Honey Springs Battlefield
3/13/2024Riley Jantzen to Perform at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center for “Museum After Dark: Village Sounds”
3/12/2024Pawnee Bill Ranch to Host Annual Easter Egg Hunt
3/12/2024Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program Funds 37 Projects Across the State
3/11/2024Kara Richardson to Lead Nature Education Walk at Fort Towson Historic Site
3/11/2024Hunter’s Home to Host Hominy-Making Workshop
3/7/2024Chisholm Trail Museum to Host Popular Chuck Wagon Gathering on March 23
3/6/2024Honey Springs Battlefield to Host Artillery Demonstrations
3/5/2024Oklahoma History Center to Host Annual Farm-to-Table Festival on March 16
3/1/2024New Exhibit at Oklahoma History Center Museum Focuses on Native American Artists
3/1/2024Jazz Organist Rosemary Bailey to be Featured at April Kilgen Theatre Organ Performance
2/29/2024Oklahoma Historical Society to Host Travel Contest in March
2/26/2024Oklahoma History Center Museum to Host Eighth Annual Vietnam Veterans Day Event
2/23/2024State Historic Preservation Office to Focus on Creativity in the Preservation World
2/22/2024Night Tours Return to the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center
2/22/2024Fort Towson Historic Site Plans Three Days of Educational Experiences
2/20/2024Public Invited to Free Oklahoma Women’s History Conference at Oklahoma History Center
2/15/2024Oklahoma Historical Society Awards Banquet Scheduled for March 21
2/13/2024Pioneer Woman Museum to Host Discussion and Book Signing With Author of “Pioneer Mother Monuments”
2/12/2024Learn How to Make Your Own Tea Blend in Workshop at Oklahoma History Center
2/12/2024“Encountering John Brown” Traveling Exhibit Extended Through March 16 at Honey Springs Battlefield
2/6/2024Oklahoma History Center to Host Free Art Night on February 16
2/5/2024Oklahoma Historical Society Announces 2024 Legislative Agenda
2/2/2024Preservation of Historic W.H. Slaughter House to be Highlighted in SHPO Webinar
2/1/2024Matthew Pearce, Ph.D., Named State Historian for Oklahoma Historical Society
1/31/2024Grayson Jail Added to National Register of Historic Places
1/31/2024Experience Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center After-Hours During Date Night at the Museum
1/30/2024Cotton County Owner Receives Centennial Farm Award
1/30/2024Muskogee County Owner Receives Centennial Ranch Award
1/29/2024State Historic Preservation Office Webinar to Focus on Oklahoma’s All-Black Towns
1/29/2024Exhibit on History of Negro Leagues Opens February 6 at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center
1/26/2024Oklahoma History Center Issues Call for Exhibitors and Vendors for 2024 Farm-to-Table Festival
1/25/2024Couples Invited to Pioneer Woman Museum for Valentine’s Day
1/25/2024Antique Doll Exhibit Opens February 1 at Drummond Home in Hominy
1/23/2024Harper County Owners Receive Centennial Ranch Award
1/23/2024Greer County Owner Receives Centennial Farm Award
1/23/2024Washita County Owner Receives Centennial Farm Award
1/23/2024McClain County Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
1/23/2024Dewey County Owners Receive Centennial Farm Awards
1/23/2024Caddo County Owners Receive Centennial Ranch Award
1/23/2024Roger Mills County Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
1/23/2024Kingfisher County Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
1/23/2024Kay County Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
1/23/2024Harmon County Owner Receives Centennial Farm Award
1/23/2024Learn to Crochet Flowers in Oklahoma History Center Workshop
1/23/2024Presentation on John Brown Planned for Honey Springs Visitor Center
1/22/2024Pioneer Woman Museum to Host Palentine’s Mixer on February 14
1/17/2024February Kilgen Theatre Organ Performance to Feature Tedde Gibson and Silent Film “Captain January”
1/11/2024New Oklahoma History Center Museum Exhibit Focuses on Old General Motors Plant in Oklahoma City
1/10/2024New Director Named at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid
1/4/2024Three Sites in Oklahoma Added to National Register of Historic Places
1/4/20242024 Events at the Fort Towson Historic Site to Celebrate 200th Anniversary
1/3/2024Oklahoma Territorial Museum and Carnegie Library to Host Educational Series Called “From the Stacks”
1/3/2024“Encountering John Brown” Traveling Exhibit Grand Opening at Honey Springs Battlefield
1/2/2024State Historic Preservation Office Webinar to Focus on Saving Old Canadian County Jail



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