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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

9/16/2021Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox at Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center
9/15/2021Jelani Eddington to Reopen Oklahoma History Center Kilgen Organ Performance Series with “We’re Back: He’s Back”
9/15/2021Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center opens “Thrift Style”
9/15/2021Oklahoma SHPO Receives Underrepresented Community Grant
9/14/2021“Another Perry Entrepreneur: Marvin ‘Bud’ Jirous” Exhibit to Open at Cherokee Strip Museum in Perry
9/13/2021Will Rogers Legacy Cup Polo Match a Tribute to Oklahoma’s Favorite Son
9/8/2021Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Fest on September 18
9/2/2021Oklahoma History Center to Host Mayan Art Exhibit and Guatemalan Cultural Celebration
8/31/2021Oklahoma History Center Joins Smithsonian Magazine’s Annual Museum Day
8/24/2021“A Very OK Podcast” + “Brain Box” Live Podcast Crossover Event at the Oklahoma History Center
8/18/2021Oklahoma Historical Society Announces Application Opening Date for Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program
8/13/2021Pawnee Bill Goes Pop at Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum
8/12/2021“Route 66: An American Odyssey” Film Screening at the Oklahoma History Center
8/12/2021“This Land is Herland” Discussion and Book Signing at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center
8/5/2021Traditional Trades Day at Chisholm Trail Museum
8/5/2021“The Battle of Honey Springs” Film Premiere in Checotah
7/30/2021Oklahoma History Center Nominee Qualifies as Gilder Lehrman National History Teacher of the Year
7/29/2021Wreath-Laying Ceremony and Flyover at Will Rogers Memorial Museum
7/27/2021New Oklahoma National Register Listings
7/22/2021Cherokee Strip Museum to Host Family Fun Day
7/19/2021Oklahoma History Center to Host Author Art T. Burton for a Book Signing and Presentation
7/15/2021Oklahoma Historical Society Announces Partnership with Voices of Oklahoma
7/9/2021Oklahoma History Center to Host National History Day Boot Camp
7/8/2021“The Soldiers of the First Kansas Volunteer Infantry” presentation by Art T. Burton at Honey Springs Battlefield
7/8/2021Rocket Class at the Oklahoma History Center
7/5/2021“Let’s Talk About It” Book Discussion Series at Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum
7/1/2021Memorial Service to be Held at Honey Springs Battlefield
6/28/2021State Historic Preservation Office to Host Virtual Workshops
6/24/2021Basket Making Workshop at Fort Towson Historic Site
6/21/2021Oklahoma Historical Society Presents the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum with 2020 Outstanding Regional Historical Museum Award
6/14/2021“Vintage Snack Sets” Exhibit at Fred and Addie Drummond Home
6/10/2021New Oklahoma National Register Listing
6/7/2021Oklahoma History Center Seeks Performers and Vendors for Fall Folklife Festival
6/7/2021Summer Solstice Walks at Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center on June 20
6/3/2021USAO Students to Provide Guided Tours at Honey Springs Battlefield
5/27/2021Enid Summer Chautauqua to Take Place Virtually
5/26/2021Oklahoma Historical Society to Host “Legacy of the Tulsa Race Massacre” Roundtable Discussion at the Oklahoma History Center
5/26/2021New Exhibit at Cherokee Strip Museum in Perry
5/21/2021“24 Works on Paper” Traveling Exhibit at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid
5/11/2021Honey Springs Battlefield to Host “The Diary of a Union Soldier from Kansas” Virtual Lecture
5/10/2021Pottawatomie County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
5/10/2021Rogers County Farm Owner Receives Centennial Farm Award
5/10/2021Woodward County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
5/10/2021Garfield County Farm Owners Receive Centennial Farm Awards
5/10/2021Oklahoma City Culture Boxes Are Back and Available at the Oklahoma History Center
5/6/2021OKPOP and Greenwood Cultural Center to Host Panel Discussion on Image Comics’ “Bitter Root” Comic to Commemorate Centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre
5/4/2021Broken Arrow Educator Nominated for National History Day Teacher of the Year
5/4/2021(Revised) Bronze Sculpture of Marshal McCully to be Unveiled at the Sod House Museum
5/4/2021Norman Educator Nominated for National History Day Teacher of the Year
5/3/2021Bronze Sculpture of Marshal McCully to be Unveiled at the Sod House Museum
4/27/2021Hunter’s Home Reopening for Tours
4/23/2021Bronze Sculpture of Marshal McCully to be Unveiled at the Sod House Museum
4/14/2021Learn to Dye Cloth at Honey Springs Battlefield on May 1
4/12/2021“Smoke Over Oklahoma” Photography Exhibit at Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum
4/12/2021Oklahoma History Conference to feature Joy Harjo, Hannibal Johnson and the Red Dirt Rangers
4/5/2021Family of Jennie Ross Cobb Donates Photographic Glass Plates to OHS’s Hunter’s Home
3/29/2021New Oklahoma National Register Listing
3/23/2021Sunrise Service at Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum
3/22/2021Friends of Rentiesville Blues Inc. Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/22/2021Landmark for all Generations Inc. Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/18/2021Pawnee Bill Ranch to Host Annual Easter Egg Hunt
3/18/2021Oklahoma Historical Society Reboots “A Very OK Podcast”
3/11/2021Smithsonian “Crossroads” Exhibition Coming to Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum
3/8/20212021 Oklahoma History Conference “Perspectives in History” with Keynote Speaker US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo
3/4/2021Western Trail Historical Society Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/4/2021U.S. Cavalry Association Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/4/2021Town of McCurtain Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/4/2021The Town of Colony Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/4/2021Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/4/2021Top of Oklahoma Historical Society Museum Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/4/2021Three Rivers Museum of Muskogee Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/4/2021Southern Nazarene University Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/4/2021Seminole Nation Museum Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/4/2021Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/4/2021Oklahoma Sports Museum Association Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/4/2021Okeene Historic Preservation Group Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/4/2021Museum of Horseshoeing Inc. Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/4/2021Modoc Nation Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/4/2021The Military History Center Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/4/2021LeFlore County Historical Society Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/4/2021Lawton Public Library Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/4/2021Keystone Crossroads Historical Society Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/4/2021Greenwood Community Development Corporation/Historic Black Wall Street Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/4/2021Friends of the Pawnee Bill Ranch Association Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/4/2021Friends of the Murrell Home Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/4/2021Friends of Historic Fort Supply and Plains Indians and Pioneers Museum Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grants
3/4/2021Friends of Fort Gibson Foundation Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/4/2021Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma and Preservation Oklahoma Inc. Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grants
3/4/2021The Edwards Store Inc. Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/4/2021Edmond Historic Preservation Trust Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/4/2021Eastern Shawnee Tribe Of Oklahoma Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/4/2021Drumright Historical Society Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/4/2021Cleveland County Historical Society and Moore-Lindsay Historic House Museum Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/4/2021Claremore Museum of History and Rogers County Historical Society Inc. Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grants
3/4/2021Chisholm Trail Museum Inc. Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/4/2021Chickasha Public Library and Grady County Historical Society Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grants
3/4/202195th Division Foundation Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
3/4/2021Celebrate the Spring Equinox at Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center
3/2/2021GM Futurliner to Make Appearance at the Oklahoma History Center
3/1/2021Oklahoma History Center to Offer Smithsonian Virtual Programming for Women’s History Month
2/24/2021Kiowa County Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
2/24/2021Noble County Owner Receives Centennial Farm Award
2/24/2021Kingfisher County Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
2/24/2021Grant County Owner Receives Centennial Farm Award
2/24/2021Garfield County Owner Receives Centennial Farm Award
2/24/2021Dewey County Owner Receives Centennial Farm Award
2/24/2021Caddo County Owners Receive Centennial Farm and Ranch Awards
2/24/2021Canadian County Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
2/23/2021New Oklahoma National Register Listings
2/14/2021Oklahoma History Center Closed Through Wednesday
2/11/2021Friends of the Oklahoma History Center Receives Grant from Inasmuch Foundation to Digitize The Chronicles of Oklahoma
2/9/2021Oklahoma History Center Closed Due to Inclement Weather
1/27/2021Celebrate the Centennial of The Chronicles of Oklahoma
12/4/2020A. J. Seay Mansion to be Called by Historic Name
12/4/2020Names of Historic Homes Changed to Honor Women
12/2/2020Christmas Open House at Drummond Home Scheduled for December 12
12/2/2020Celebrate the Winter Solstice at Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center
11/30/2020Fort Towson to Host Christmas at the Fort
11/24/2020Honey Springs Battlefield to host Tulsa Race Massacre Traveling Exhibit
11/23/2020Honey Springs Battlefield to Host Virtual Presentation on Choctaw and Chickasaw Involvement in the Civil War
11/19/2020Free Online Programming in December from Hunter’s Home Through “Life at Hunter’s Home” Facebook Group
11/18/2020Pawnee County Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
11/18/2020Washita County Owners Receive Centennial Farm Awards
11/18/2020Garfield County Owners Receive Centennial Farm Awards
11/18/2020Woodward County Owner Receives Centennial Ranch Award
11/18/2020Kingfisher County Owner Receives Centennial Farm Award
11/17/2020“Born Dry: Prohibition in Oklahoma” Photography Exhibit to Open at the Oklahoma History Center
11/13/2020Chisholm Trail Museum to Feature Historic Map Exhibit
11/10/2020New Executive Director to Lead Oklahoma Historical Society
11/9/2020“Icons of the Oklahoma Prairie” Exhibit at Sod House Museum
11/2/2020“The Gateway to Oklahoma History” Second Saturday Demo at Fort Towson Historic Site
10/30/2020Oklahoma History Center Celebrates 15th Anniversary
10/29/2020Oklahoma Historical Society Extends Deadline for Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program Applications to November 6
10/26/2020Oklahoma History Center Announces the Opening of “Launch to Landing: Oklahomans and Space”
10/22/2020Join “Life at Hunter’s Home” Facebook Group to Learn About 19th-Century Life and Support Hunter’s Home
10/20/2020“Veteran Surgeon's View of the Civil War” Presentation at Honey Springs Battlefield
10/19/2020Cliff Hudson, Sonic Pioneer, to be Featured at Oklahoma History Center
10/14/2020New Oklahoma National Register Listings
10/12/2020Ghost Stories Tours at Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum
10/8/2020“Child’s Play: Dolls of Native America” Exhibit Now Open at Oklahoma History Center Research Center
10/8/2020An Evening of Storytelling at Fred Drummond Home
10/7/2020New Oklahoma National Register Listings
10/6/2020Learn to Dye Cloth at Honey Springs Battlefield on October 24
10/1/2020Hunter’s Home in Park Hill to Present Virtual Ghost Stories during October
9/29/2020Spiro Mounds to Host Archaeology Month Event
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



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