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A Night in the Life: The Swinging Sixties

October 18, 2019, 7 p.m.10 p.m.

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Join the Oklahoma Historical Society for an immersive evening in the 1960s on Friday, October 18, from 7 to 10 p.m. Held at the Oklahoma History Center, this third annual fundraising gala will entertain guests with Oklahoma City radio icon Ronnie Kaye as our DJ and emcee, live music from Jimmy Dale Richardson with the Oklahoma Showgirls, dancing, and entertainment. The Savoy Trio will entertain guests as they channel the “Rat Pack” in a more relaxed venue. The photo booth will be back, allowing guests to insert themselves in some of history’s most memorable moments. The evening will include heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks from the period, a dress-up station, vignettes, a raffle, and more! See our FAQ for details.

A Night in the Life is an annual fundraising event for the Oklahoma Historical Society. The proceeds from this event will help to fund OHS exhibits, educational programming, and collections care.


Hullabaloo $75
($65 for OHS Members)

This is our individual ticket, which includes all the evening’s entertainment, heavy hors d’oeuvres and an open bar of beer, wine, and specialty cocktails. This event is for ages 21 and over.

Tables are SOLD OUT!

Strawberry Fields $500 
One reserved table for five + five raffle tickets

Mellow Yellow $1,000
One reserved table for eight with bubbly + eight raffle tickets + sponsor recognition on website and gala program

Flower Power $2,500 
One reserved table for eight with bubbly + eight raffle tickets + signature drink named in your honor + sponsor recognition on website, gala program, and  advertising

Plastic Fantastic $5,000 
One reserved table for eight with bubbly + four general admission tickets + prominent logo or name recognition on buffet + sponsor recognition on website, gala program, and advertising + recognition on the Annual Donor Board at the Oklahoma History Center

Sock It To Me! $10,000 
One reserved table for eight with bubbly + four general admission tickets + verbal acknowledgment during gala entertainment + sponsor recognition on website, gala program, and advertising + recognition on the Annual Donor Board at the Oklahoma History Center

Questions about sponsorship? Please contact Angela Spindle at 405-522-0317 or aspindle@okhistory.org.


What is included in my ticket?
The $75 entry fee ($65 for OHS members) includes access to the dance party with DJ and emcee Ronnie Kaye, live music from Jimmy Dale Richardson with the Oklahoma Showgirls, and entry to the relaxing Continental Club featuring The Savoy Trio. Your ticket also includes access to an open bar of wine, beer, and specialty cocktails, and you can visit the green screen photo booth, dress-up station, and more!



Raffle Sponsors
Billie Fogarty
Sherry Beasley
Mariposa Aesthetics and Laser Center
YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City
Dillard’s Penn Square
Oh Be Joyful Orthotics
Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department
Bobby Brunk of Senses Salon
Full Circle Obedience–Sydney Head
OKC Energy FC
Sam Noble Museum
Science Museum Oklahoma
405 Brewing Co.
Cabin Boys Brewery
Elk Valley Brewery
Iron Monk Brewing Company
Vanessa House Beer Company
Coal Creek Vineyard and Winery
Michael Dean

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Dr. Lee and Sherry Beasley

Sias and Pippin Family Fund

Love's Country Stores

Oklahoma Gazette

Coop Aleworks

History Off Center

Okie Mod Squad

J. Thompson Jeweler's

Bad Granny’s Bazaar


What should I wear?
We encourage you to dress up in 1960s-themed clothing, but it is certainly not required! Fashions of the 1960s had something for everyone, so pull out your bell-bottoms, fringed vests, headbands, and love beads, or show your mod style with a mini dress and go-go boots. Don’t forget about tie-dye, granny glasses, and paisley! Bad Granny’s Bazaar has a groovy selection of vintage clothes, jewelry, and accessories to complete your look. Visit Bad Granny’s Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. at 1759 NW 16th Street in Oklahoma City’s Plaza District.

Visit our Pinterest board dedicated to the event for fashion inspiration and historic images.

Do I need to bring cash?
Short answer—probably. The Oklahoma History Center does not have an ATM, and there will be a raffle during the event. We have put together some great prizes and guests can buy raffle tickets throughout the evening—you won’t want to miss it!

It sounds like you have a lot of amazingly fun stuff going on, how can I make sure I don’t miss something?
Don’t worry, we will have a schedule of events so no one misses out!


October 18, 2019
7 p.m.–10 p.m.
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Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105