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Oklahoma History Center

800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105
405-522-0765
www.okhistory.org/historycenter

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August 2019

“UCO: the Best-Kept Secret in the OKC Metro Area” program

August 21, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society will present “UCO: the Best-Kept Secret in the OKC Metro Area” Wednesday, August 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. Nicole Willard will speak about collections at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO). The Max Chambers Library, Archives, and Special Collections at UCO have a rich tradition of collecting materials to document the history of the university, Edmond, and other Oklahoma communities. In this session, you will learn about special collections that may help with your genealogical research. Nicole…

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Oklahoma City Ballet program and Field Trip Day

August 23
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center and Oklahoma City Ballet are partnering to present a special program on Friday, August 23, at 10:30 a.m. Teachers, students, and home school groups are invited to visit the museum and experience the Oklahoma City Ballet’s presentation. It will include information about life as a dancer, the history of dance in Oklahoma, and attendees will even learn a few steps! For more information please call 405-522-0785. To sign up please fill out our Field Trip Registration…

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Farmstead Cafe at OHC Grand Opening

August 26
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Farmstead Cafe at OHC will host a grand opening and coffee toast on Monday, August 26, at 11 a.m. on the third floor of the Oklahoma History Center. The event will feature Oklahoma leaders including Lieutenant Governor Matt Pinnell and Secretary of Agriculture Blayne Arthur. They will welcome a Made In Oklahoma restaurant at one of the state’s greatest treasures, the Oklahoma History Center—where tourism, agriculture, local producers, history, and good food meet!

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October 2019

Beginning Genealogy class

October 1, 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, repeating until October 29, 2019

Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

With so many resources, websites, and services, starting your family research can be daunting. In this five-session class, our instructors will show you the steps to success in tracing your own family tree. This class meets Tuesdays in October from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration is $30 for OHS members and $40 for nonmembers, and preregistration is required. Contact the Research Center at 405-522-5225 to preregister. This class will be held in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab,…

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Beginning Genealogy class

October 8, 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, repeating until October 29, 2019

Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

With so many resources, websites, and services, starting your family research can be daunting. In this five-session class, our instructors will show you the steps to success in tracing your own family tree. This class meets Tuesdays in October from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration is $30 for OHS members and $40 for nonmembers, and preregistration is required. Contact the Research Center at 405-522-5225 to preregister. This class will be held in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab,…

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Research Center Book Sale

October 9
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An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until October 12, 2019

Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Mark your calendar for our annual sale! This is your chance to shop rare and out-of-print books, historical maps and photos, periodicals, records, and gifts. All proceeds from the sale benefit the OHS Research Center. Book sale hours will be from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Saturday hours will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Research Center Book Sale

October 10
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An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until October 12, 2019

Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Mark your calendar for our annual sale! This is your chance to shop rare and out-of-print books, historical maps and photos, periodicals, records, and gifts. All proceeds from the sale benefit the OHS Research Center. Book sale hours will be from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Saturday hours will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Research Center Book Sale

October 11
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An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until October 12, 2019

Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Mark your calendar for our annual sale! This is your chance to shop rare and out-of-print books, historical maps and photos, periodicals, records, and gifts. All proceeds from the sale benefit the OHS Research Center. Book sale hours will be from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Saturday hours will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Discovering DNA Secrets with Blaine Bettinger and Melissa A. Johnson

October 11
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An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until October 12, 2019

Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Genealogical Society and the Oklahoma Historical Society will present a two-day event about DNA testing and genealogical research. This event will be held October 11 and 12 at the Oklahoma History Center. Details and registration information will be available on www.okgensoc.org.

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Research Center Book Sale

October 12
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An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until October 12, 2019

Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Mark your calendar for our annual sale! This is your chance to shop rare and out-of-print books, historical maps and photos, periodicals, records, and gifts. All proceeds from the sale benefit the OHS Research Center. Book sale hours will be from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Saturday hours will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Discovering DNA Secrets with Blaine Bettinger and Melissa A. Johnson

October 12
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until October 12, 2019

Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Genealogical Society and the Oklahoma Historical Society will present a two-day event about DNA testing and genealogical research. This event will be held October 11 and 12 at the Oklahoma History Center. Details and registration information will be available on www.okgensoc.org.

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Beginning Genealogy class

October 15, 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, repeating until October 29, 2019

Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

With so many resources, websites, and services, starting your family research can be daunting. In this five-session class, our instructors will show you the steps to success in tracing your own family tree. This class meets Tuesdays in October from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration is $30 for OHS members and $40 for nonmembers, and preregistration is required. Contact the Research Center at 405-522-5225 to preregister. This class will be held in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab,…

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Historic Preservation Review Committee meeting

October 17, 1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
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The HPRC meets quarterly.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is pleased to announce the Oklahoma Historic Preservation Review Committee’s (HPRC) meeting schedule for 2019. The governor appoints the members of the HPRC to advise the SHPO about nominations to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and other preservation issues. Current HPRC members include Ron Frantz (architect, Oklahoma City); John Hartley (prehistoric archaeologist, Norman); Shirley Ballard Nero (historian, Clearview); Jana Phillips (architectural historian, Stillwater); and Charles Wallis (historical archaeologist, Norman). The HPRC’s 2019…

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A Night in the Life: The Swinging Sixties

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

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 DJ Ronnie Kaye, dancing, and live entertainment. 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…

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Oral History workshop with Joe Todd

October 19, 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Saturday, October 19, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Oklahoma Historical Society will hold an oral history workshop. Oral historian and author Joe Todd will share best practices for conducting an oral history interview. This program will be especially helpful for high school seniors who wish to apply for the Todd Family Scholarship, but it is open to the general public as well. This workshop will be held in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab, located on…

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“The Phantom of the Opera” Kilgen Organ performance featuring Bernie Anderson

October 21, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center is pleased to announce the fall performance in the Kilgen Organ series. Organist Bernie Anderson will accompany the classic silent film The Phantom of the Opera. This performance will be Monday, October 21, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for Oklahoma Historical Society members and $20 for nonmembers, and may be reserved by calling 405-522-0765. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The Oklahoma History Center is located at…

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Beginning Genealogy class

October 22, 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, repeating until October 29, 2019

Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

With so many resources, websites, and services, starting your family research can be daunting. In this five-session class, our instructors will show you the steps to success in tracing your own family tree. This class meets Tuesdays in October from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration is $30 for OHS members and $40 for nonmembers, and preregistration is required. Contact the Research Center at 405-522-5225 to preregister. This class will be held in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab,…

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Beginning Genealogy class

October 29, 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, repeating until October 29, 2019

Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

With so many resources, websites, and services, starting your family research can be daunting. In this five-session class, our instructors will show you the steps to success in tracing your own family tree. This class meets Tuesdays in October from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration is $30 for OHS members and $40 for nonmembers, and preregistration is required. Contact the Research Center at 405-522-5225 to preregister. This class will be held in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab,…

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“Mysterious Oklahoma” program

October 31, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

This Halloween, the Research Center will present “Mysterious Oklahoma,” a program exploring two intriguing topics in Oklahoma lore. Registration is $5 for OHS members and $10 for nonmembers, and preregistration is required. Contact the Research Center at 405-522-5225 to preregister. This program will be held in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab, located on the first floor of the Oklahoma History Center. Elmer McCurdy: Train Robber Turned Funhouse Mummy Michael Williams will speak about the criminal activities of Elmer McCurdy,…

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November 2019

“Preserving Your Family Heirlooms” workshop

November 2, 10:30 a.m.4 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Join the Oklahoma Historical Society staff for a workshop on preserving your own family collections on Saturday, November 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The workshop will cover the tools and supplies available for preserving your treasures for future generations. Our knowledgeable staff will share best practices for preserving photos, books, documents, textiles, newspapers, and more. Participants will also learn about digitizing items and how to convert audio and video to different formats. Don't miss this chance to learn…

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LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 film screening and discussion

November 2, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center will host a screening of LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 on Saturday, November 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. Comanche filmmaker Julianna Brannum chronicles the life of Comanche activist and national civil rights leader LaDonna Harris in this film. Brannum, the great-niece of Harris, celebrates her life and the personal struggles that led her to become a voice for Native people and her contemporary work to strengthen and rebuild indigenous communities, and train emerging Native leaders around…

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Jewelry Beadwork class

November 16, 10:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Learn how to make a beautiful beaded collar necklace and matching earrings with artist Tracy Newkumet-Burrows on Saturday, November 16, at the Oklahoma History Center. Registration opens September 4 and closes November 6. The cost is $125 for OHS members and $150 for the general public and all materials are included. For more information or to receive a reminder when registration opens, please email education@okhistory.org.

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December 2019

Deck the Halls!

December 7, 10:30 a.m.12 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Who doesn’t like a good sale and holiday music? Come to the Oklahoma History Center for our annual Museum Store sale, holiday music played on the Kilgen Organ, and free crafts for crafts. Deck the Halls! is a family-friendly event and is free with paid admission to the museum.

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