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November 2018

“My Family’s Civil War History” Brown Bag Lunch and Learn program by Craig McKinley, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

November 14, 12:00 pm1:30 pm
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid will host a free Brown Bag Lunch and Learn program on Wednesday, November 14, at noon. Craig McKinley will speak about his family’s Civil War history. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunches and learn something new! For more information please call 580-237-1907.

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The 1893 Land Race: A Legacy of Community exhibit closes, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

November 17
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid is pleased to present The 1893 Land Race: A Legacy of Community, on exhibit from September 4 to November 17, 2018, in the J. E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation Gallery. The exhibit focuses on early life and town-building efforts in the Cherokee Outlet just after the 1893 land race—from building houses to developing businesses. The exhibit will feature oral histories and stories of land run participants on its text panels and…

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Southeastern Beadwork I class with Martha Berry, Oklahoma History Center

November 17, 10:30 am4:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center will host Martha Berry, Cherokee National Living Treasure and nationally renowned beadwork artist, for a Southeastern-style beadwork class on Saturday, November 17, from 10:30 am to 4 pm. The cost for the class $150 and includes all materials necessary to produce a precontact-style Cherokee sun circle wall hanging. Open to participants eighteen and over, the class size is limited and registration is required. You can find out more about Martha Berry by visiting her website www.berrybeadwork.com.…

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Civil War-Era Concert and Presentation, Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center

November 17, 1:30 pm3:30 pm
Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center, 101601 South 4232 Road Checotah, OK 74426

Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center is excited to announce a Civil War-era concert and presentation by The Loco Focos Band on Saturday, November 17, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. This program will be held at the battlefield’s new Visitor Center. The United States was still a young country in the 1820s and had not yet developed its own music style. However, by the 1830s “American-style music” began to take shape. The goal of The Locos Focos Band is to…

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Battle of the Washita 150th Anniversary program, Oklahoma History Center

November 20, 11:00 am2:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society and the National Park Service will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of the Washita on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at the Oklahoma History Center. This event is from 11 am to 2 pm and will include a plated lunch at noon. The program will include a blessing by Cheyenne Peace Chief Harvey Pratt and three presentations. Dr. Paul Hutton, a recurring scholar on the History Channel, will speak about the attack as a turning…

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Quilting workshop with holiday-themed project, Pioneer Woman Museum

November 28, 10:00 am3:00 pm
Pioneer Woman Museum, 701 Monument Road Ponca City, OK 74604

The Pioneer Woman Museum in Ponca City will host a quilting workshop on Wednesday, November 28, from 10 am to 3 pm. The cost for the workshop is $25 and lunch will be provided. Participants will work on a “Dresden Tree” Christmas tree wall-hanging with the help of one-on-one instruction. The finished product will be 32 inches by 36 inches. Participants need to bring their own sewing/quilting supplies, including their own sewing machine, and enough fabric for a 36-inch square…

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Museum Store Holiday Sale, Oklahoma History Center

November 30December 1
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Shop the Oklahoma History Center Museum Store Holiday Sale for unique gifts at discounted prices. The sale will be 10 am to 5 pm on November 30 and December 1. Shoppers will save on a great selection of Made in Oklahoma products and other items that celebrate the history and culture of our great state. Holiday shoppers will receive 10 percent off regularly priced items during the sale, and Oklahoma Historical Society members will receive 25 percent off regularly priced…

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Will’s Country Christmas, Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch

November 30, 5:00 pm9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00pm, repeating until December 1, 2018

Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 East 380 Road Oologah, OK 74053

Visit Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in Oologah for Will’s Country Christmas on Friday, November 30, and Saturday, December 1, from 5 to 9 pm. The house will be decorated much as it was when Will’s parents entertained for the holidays. Be sure to bring your camera! Family-friendly entertainment will include storytelling, hayrides, Wild West shootouts, photos with Santa, crafts, 19th-century games, carriage rides, music, vendors, and food trucks. Admission and children’s activities, including photos with Santa, are free. For more…

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December 2018

Holiday Open House and Pawnee Bill Ranch Association’s annual meeting, Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum

December 1
Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum, 1141 Pawnee Bill Road Pawnee, OK 74058

On Saturday, December 1, Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum will host its annual Holiday Open House from 11:30 am to 3 pm. The Pawnee Bill Museum will be beautifully transformed for the holiday season, and the decorations will stay up for the entire month of December. Holiday Open House activities will include surrey rides outside (weather permitting), a children’s craft area inside the museum, a silent auction fundraiser. and hot cocoa and cookies. During the Holiday Open House, the Pawnee…

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Deck the Halls, Oklahoma History Center

December 1, 10:00 am12:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center will host Deck the Halls on Saturday, December 1, from 10 am to noon. Visitors will enjoy holiday music played on the Oklahoma History Center's Kilgen Organ, arts and crafts for children, and the perfect backdrop for holiday photos! The event is free with paid admission to the museum. Museum Admission OHS Members Free Adults $7 Seniors (age 62+) $5 Students $4 Children (5 and under) Free Family (up to 6 people) $18 Group Rate (10+)…

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Pawnee Bill Kids Corral, Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum

December 1, 10:30 am12:00 pm
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Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum, 1141 Pawnee Bill Road Pawnee, OK 74058

Visit Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum for Pawnee Bill Kids Corral, a fun event for children eight and younger. Join us on Saturday from 10:30 am to noon and enjoy a themed storytime, arts and crafts, and snacks!

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Will’s Country Christmas, Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch

December 1, 5:00 pm9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00pm, repeating until December 1, 2018

Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 East 380 Road Oologah, OK 74053

Visit Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in Oologah for Will’s Country Christmas on Friday, November 30, and Saturday, December 1, from 5 to 9 pm. The house will be decorated much as it was when Will’s parents entertained for the holidays. Be sure to bring your camera! Family-friendly entertainment will include storytelling, hayrides, Wild West shootouts, photos with Santa, crafts, 19th-century games, carriage rides, music, vendors, and food trucks. Admission and children’s activities, including photos with Santa, are free. For more…

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A Designer Holiday preview dinner, Henry Overholser Mansion

December 4, 6:00 pm9:00 pm
Henry Overholser Mansion, 405 NW 15th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73103

For decades, the Henry Overholser Mansion served as a place for bustling holiday parties and festivities. The home was adorned with decorations and the rooms were filled with merriment and yuletide cheer. This year, those days return when Preservation Oklahoma (POK) presents the second annual “Designer Holiday at the Overholser Mansion,” an event where POK partners with some of Oklahoma City’s most talented interior designers to deck our historic halls for the holiday season. The decorated rooms will be available…

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Fifth annual Holiday Market at the Museum, Museum of the Western Prairie

December 4, 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

Visit the Museum of the Western Prairie on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at 7 pm for the fifth annual Holiday Market at the Museum. This event showcases the talents of area artists and provides a terrific holiday shopping opportunity for the members of the Western Trail Historical Society as well as the general public. Artists are carefully selected to ensure the quality, variety, and uniqueness of the market items. Bring your Christmas shopping list and complete it with one-of-a-kind gifts.…

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Tax Incentives for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings workshop, Oklahoma History Center

December 5, 10:30 am12:00 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office December workshop series will be December 5–7, 2018, at the Oklahoma History Center. The workshops will be held in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab, located inside the Research Center. These workshops are free and open to the public, but we ask that you preregister. Space is limited and will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Register online or by contacting Jesse Matthews at 405-521-6249 or jmatthews@okhistory.org. Register Online The Tax Incentives…

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The Secretary’s Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings workshop, Oklahoma History Center

December 5, 1:30 pm4:30 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office December workshop series will be December 5–7, 2018, at the Oklahoma History Center. The workshops will be held in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab, located inside the Research Center. These workshops are free and open to the public, but we ask that you preregister. Space is limited and will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Register online or by contacting Jesse Matthews at 405-521-6249 or jmatthews@okhistory.org. Register Online The Secretary's…

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The Section 106 Review Process: A Workshop for Agency Officials and Cultural Resource Management Consultants, Oklahoma History Center

December 6, 10:30 am4:30 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office December workshop series will be December 5–7, 2018, at the Oklahoma History Center. The workshops will be held in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab, located inside the Research Center. These workshops are free and open to the public, but we ask that you preregister. Space is limited and will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Register online or by contacting Jesse Matthews at 405-521-6249 or jmatthews@okhistory.org. Register Online The Section…

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All Things Santa: The Art of Larry Greer exhibit opening and program, Museum of the Western Prairie

December 6, 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

For many years, the late Larry Greer of Frederick, Oklahoma, would create a portrait of Santa Claus and offer both the original and dated prints for sale. With the aid and support of Dana Greer, Larry’s wife and collaborator, All Things Santa will feature as many of those originals and prints as possible! This program will recreate Larry’s seasonal gift to his patrons in a holiday exhibition with piano accompaniment by Clark Huey of Altus. This exhibit and program is…

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Working with the National Register of Historic Places workshop, Oklahoma History Center

December 7, 10:30 am4:30 pm
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office December workshop series will be December 5–7, 2018, at the Oklahoma History Center. The workshops will be held in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab, located inside the Research Center. These workshops are free and open to the public, but we ask that you preregister. Space is limited and will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Register online or by contacting Jesse Matthews at 405-521-6249 or jmatthews@okhistory.org. Register Online The Working…

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Holiday Happening Open House, Pioneer Moman Museum

December 8, 10:00 am5:00 pm
Pioneer Woman Museum, 701 Monument Road Ponca City, OK 74604

The Pioneer Woman Museum is pleased to participate in the Ponca City Holiday Happening this holiday season. The museum will host a Holiday Happening Open House from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, December 8. Listen to Mrs. Claus read Christmas stories to children, enjoy the North Pole decorations, and have your photo taken with Abominable Snowman! We will have cookie decorating from 10 am to 2 pm. Visitors can also enjoy hot cocoa, wassail, and cookies. Free gift wrapping…

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Christmas Open House, Fred Drummond Home

December 8, 1:00 pm4:00 pm
Fred Drummond Home, 305 North Price Avenue Hominy, OK 74035

The Friends of the Fred Drummond Home are happy to announce that the annual Christmas Open House will be held on Saturday, December 8, from 1 to 4 pm. Every room of the house will be decorated for the Christmas season, and open house tours will be available. At the end of the tour, guests can enjoy an assortment of Christmas goodies and something yummy to drink. As a bonus, Santa Claus will be on hand to pass out treats…

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Christmas Open House and live Southern Gospel music by Gary Booze, Sod House Museum

December 8, 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

Celebrate Christmas the pioneer way at the Sod House Museum’s Christmas Open House on Saturday, December 8, from 1 to 3 pm. Share in the festivities with songs, traditional decorations, and treats provided by the Friends of the Sod House. Gary Booze of Aline will share Christmas and southern gospel music during the event. Southern gospel music has been around for many years, it began as a blend of early mountain music, cowboy music, and music from plantations of the…

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Christmas at the Fort, Fort Towson Historic Site

December 15, 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Fort Towson Historic Site, HC 63 Box 1580 Fort Towson, OK 74735

Join us at the Fort Towson Historic Site for Christmas at the Fort on Saturday, December 15, from 1 to 3 pm. We will offer riding tours of the grounds, which will end at the Sutler Store where visitors can enjoy coffee, hot cocoa, and refreshments. There will also be plenty of opportunities to take pictures with Santa!

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Winter Solstice Walks, Spiro Mound Archaeological Center

December 21
Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center, 18154 First Street Spiro, OK 74959

Come to the Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center on Friday, December 21, 2018, for guided walks to learn about the winter solstice and how prehistoric American Indians dealt with the changes in the seasons. Archaeologist and manager Dennis Peterson will lead guided tours starting at 11 am, 2 pm, and 7 pm. Each walk will take about two hours and require a mile of easy walking. The pace of life today is so rushed and hectic that the natural rhythms of…

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A Designer Holiday ends, Henry Overholser Mansion

December 21
Henry Overholser Mansion, 405 NW 15th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73103

For decades, the Henry Overholser Mansion served as a place for bustling holiday parties and festivities. The home was adorned with decorations and the rooms were filled with merriment and yuletide cheer. This year, those days return when Preservation Oklahoma (POK) presents the second annual “Designer Holiday at the Overholser Mansion,” an event where POK partners with some of Oklahoma City’s most talented interior designers to deck our historic halls for the holiday season. The decorated rooms will be available…

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Enduring Legacy: Photos of the Otoe-Missouria People exhibit closes, Pioneer Woman Museum

December 29
Pioneer Woman Museum, 701 Monument Road Ponca City, OK 74604

The Pioneer Woman Museum is pleased to host a traveling exhibit entitled Enduring Legacy: Photos of the Otoe-Missouria People. It is on display now through December 29, 2018. The exhibit features historic photographs and artifacts from the Otoe-Missouria Tribe. The exhibit began in 2011 as an outreach project of the Otoe-Missouria Public Information Office. The items on display were either donated by tribal members or included following agreements with museums and archives across the United States. Visit www.omtribe.org to learn…

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January 2019

Quilting workshop with Martha Ray, Sod House Museum

January 12, 2019, 9:00 am11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until June 8, 2019

Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

Visit the Sod House Museum southeast of Aline for a quilting workshop on Saturday. The workshop will take place from 9 to 11 am with instructor Martha Ray, and the cost is $5 per person. For more information please contact Director Renee Trindle at 580-463-2441 or sodhouse@okhistory.org.

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February 2019

Antique Doll exhibit opens, Fred Drummond Home

February 1, 2019
Fred Drummond Home, 305 North Price Avenue Hominy, OK 74035

The Fred Drummond Home in Hominy will host an Antique Doll exhibit throughout the entire month of February. This exhibit will feature a wide array of German-made dolls, including dolls by Armand Marseille, Kestner, and Koppelsdorf. There also will be a large group of china and porcelain dolls. Of course, paper dolls will be included too! Along with the beautiful dolls on display, visitors will be able to learn about the history of various dolls. If you are a doll…

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Quilting workshop with Martha Ray, Sod House Museum

February 9, 2019, 9:00 am11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until June 8, 2019

Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

Visit the Sod House Museum southeast of Aline for a quilting workshop on Saturday. The workshop will take place from 9 to 11 am with instructor Martha Ray, and the cost is $5 per person. For more information please contact Director Renee Trindle at 580-463-2441 or sodhouse@okhistory.org.

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Antique Doll exhibit closes, Fred Drummond Home

February 28, 2019
Fred Drummond Home, 305 North Price Avenue Hominy, OK 74035

The Fred Drummond Home in Hominy will host an Antique Doll exhibit throughout the entire month of February. This exhibit will feature a wide array of German-made dolls, including dolls by Armand Marseille, Kestner, and Koppelsdorf. There also will be a large group of china and porcelain dolls. Of course, paper dolls will be included too! Along with the beautiful dolls on display, visitors will be able to learn about the history of various dolls. If you are a doll…

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March 2019

Quilting workshop with Martha Ray, Sod House Museum

March 9, 2019, 9:00 am11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until June 8, 2019

Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

Visit the Sod House Museum southeast of Aline for a quilting workshop on Saturday. The workshop will take place from 9 to 11 am with instructor Martha Ray, and the cost is $5 per person. For more information please contact Director Renee Trindle at 580-463-2441 or sodhouse@okhistory.org.

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April 2019

Quilting workshop with Martha Ray, Sod House Museum

April 13, 2019, 9:00 am11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until June 8, 2019

Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

Visit the Sod House Museum southeast of Aline for a quilting workshop on Saturday. The workshop will take place from 9 to 11 am with instructor Martha Ray, and the cost is $5 per person. For more information please contact Director Renee Trindle at 580-463-2441 or sodhouse@okhistory.org.

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2019 Oklahoma History and Preservation Conference, Chickasha

April 24, 2019April 26, 2019

The Oklahoma Historical Society's annual Oklahoma History and Preservation Conference will be held April 24–26, 2019, at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha. More information will be announced in early 2019.

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May 2019

Quilting workshop with Martha Ray, Sod House Museum

May 11, 2019, 9:00 am11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until June 8, 2019

Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

Visit the Sod House Museum southeast of Aline for a quilting workshop on Saturday. The workshop will take place from 9 to 11 am with instructor Martha Ray, and the cost is $5 per person. For more information please contact Director Renee Trindle at 580-463-2441 or sodhouse@okhistory.org.

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June 2019

Quilting workshop with Martha Ray, Sod House Museum

June 8, 2019, 9:00 am11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until June 8, 2019

Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

Visit the Sod House Museum southeast of Aline for a quilting workshop on Saturday. The workshop will take place from 9 to 11 am with instructor Martha Ray, and the cost is $5 per person. For more information please contact Director Renee Trindle at 580-463-2441 or sodhouse@okhistory.org.

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