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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

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
12/31/2021Harmon County Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
12/31/2021Kiowa County Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
12/31/2021Tillman County Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
12/31/2021Dewey County Owner Receives Centennial Farm Award
12/31/2021Grady County Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
12/31/2021Ellis County Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
12/31/2021Washita County Owners Receive Centennial Farm and Ranch Awards
12/16/2021Oklahoma History Center Announces First 2022 Kilgen Organ Performance
12/7/2021Celebrate the Winter Solstice at Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center
12/2/2021Selections from USS Oklahoma Silver Service on Display at Oklahoma History Center
12/1/2021Holiday Open House at Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum
11/22/2021Hunter’s Home to Provide Free Online Programming in December
11/19/2021“This Land is Herland” Discussion and Book Signing at the Oklahoma History Center
11/16/2021Guthrie Distinctive Homes Tour to Include Oklahoma Territorial Museum and Carnegie Library
11/12/2021Stephens County Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
11/4/2021Call for Proposals for the 2022 Oklahoma History Symposium
10/28/2021Oklahoma History Center to Host “Tony Hillerman: A Life” Book Signing with Author James McGrath Morris
10/28/2021Cast-Iron Cooking Class at Chisholm Trail Museum
10/25/2021Grady County Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
10/25/2021Dewey County Owner Receives Centennial Farm Award
10/25/2021Grant County Owner Receives Centennial Farm Award
10/25/2021Stephens County Owners Receive Centennial Farm Award
10/21/2021Battle of Honey Springs Reenactment Scheduled
10/20/2021Oklahoma Historical Society Seeks Nominations for Annual Awards Program
10/20/2021Celebrate Halloween Night at the Museum at Will Rogers Memorial Museum
10/19/2021Capitol Restoration Project Presentation at the Oklahoma History Center
10/18/2021Oklahoma Historical Society Announces Book Sale
10/14/2021Ghost Stories Candlelight Tours at Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum
10/13/2021Smithsonian “Crossroads” Exhibition Coming to Fort Gibson Historic Site
10/7/2021Family Farm Day at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center
10/4/2021Learn About Basket Weaving at Will Rogers Memorial Museum
10/4/2021Oklahoma History Center to Host Folklife Festival
10/1/2021Oklahoma History Center Announces the Opening of “Sun and Silver: Photography Before Statehood”
10/1/2021Hunter’s Home in Park Hill to Present Virtual Ghost Stories during October
9/30/2021Oklahoma Historical Society Announces Application Deadline Extension for Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program
9/30/2021Tom Mix Roundup Days Scheduled for October 15–16
9/30/2021Spiro Mounds to Host Archaeology Month Event
9/29/2021Doaksville Candlelight Tours Scheduled for October 1–2
9/29/2021Quilt Show at Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum
9/28/2021History and Haunts at the Overholser After-Hours Tour
9/28/2021Smithsonian “Crossroads” Exhibition Coming to Fort Gibson Historic Site
9/27/2021Women’s Day at the Museum at the Cherokee Strip Museum in Perry
9/27/2021Doaksville Candlelight Tours Scheduled for October 1–2
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



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