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The first priority of the Oklahoma Historical Society is the health and safety of our patrons, volunteers, and staff. We stand with our fellow Oklahomans in the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. We have closed our sites and affiliates to the public through April 30.

In an effort to minimize gatherings, all OHS-sponsored events are canceled or postponed through May 2, and some events have been canceled beyond that date. We are posting all changes on our events calendar to keep you updated as the situation develops.

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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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April 2020

History Alive! Cesar Chavez *Postponed*

April 9, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

This event has been postponed.

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Historic Preservation Review Committee Meeting *Canceled*

April 16
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

This class has been canceled. 

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Brush Calligraphy class *Postponed*

April 18, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

This class has been postponed. 

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“Hooray for Hollywood” Kilgen Organ performance featuring Rob Richards *Postponed*

April 20
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

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May 2020

“Indian Territory’s Involvement in the Civil War” living history presentation *Canceled*

May 2
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

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Milliner (hat-making) class *Canceled*

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

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Working with the National Register of Historic Places workshop

May 20, 10:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office May workshop series will be held May 20–21, 2020, in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab on the first floor of the Oklahoma History Center. The Working with the National Register of Historic Places workshop will be held Wednesday, May 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The National Register of Historic Places is the foundation of the SHPO's programs, and a basic understanding of the register is essential for those…

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Tax Incentives for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings workshop

May 21, 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office May workshop series will be held May 20–21, 2020, in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab on the first floor of the Oklahoma History Center. The Tax Incentives for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings workshop will be held on Thursday, May 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants will learn about the federal and state investment tax credits for certified rehabilitation of a certified historic structure. A detailed discussion of the Historic…

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The Secretary’s Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings workshop

May 21, 1:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office May workshop series will be held May 20–21, 2020, in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab on the first floor of the Oklahoma History Center. The Secretary's Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings will be held on Thursday, May 21, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The workshop features a discussion of the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Rehabilitation. Generally known as The Standards, these common-sense principles are…

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June 2020

Bright Golden Haze: Reflections exhibit opens

June 15, 10 a.m.5 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center (OHC) is proud to announce an invitation from Oklahoma Contemporary to participate in a multi-organization collaboration exhibition entitled Bright Golden Haze: Reflections. This exhibition is created in conjunction with Bright Golden Haze, the inaugural exhibition at Oklahoma Contemporary. The OHC outdoor installation will open to the public on June 15 and will remain on display until August 15. Oklahoma Contemporary is an organization founded over three decades ago to encourage artistic expression in all its forms…

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Soul of a People: Writing America’s Story film screening

June 27, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Eighty-five years after the implementation of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) by President Roosevelt, the Oklahoma History Center and the Smithsonian Channel are excited to present a screening of Soul of a People: Writing America’s Story. This screening will be held on Saturday, June 27, at 1 p.m., and is included with paid admission to the Oklahoma History Center. In the grip of the Great Depression, unemployed men and women joined an unlikely WPA program to document America in guidebooks and interviews…

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July 2020

Historic Preservation Review Committee Meeting

July 16, 1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
|Recurring Event (See all)
This committee meets quarterly.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), is pleased to announce the Oklahoma Historic Preservation Review Committee’s (HPRC) meeting schedule for calendar year 2020. 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 archeologist, Norman); Shirley Ballard Nero (historian, Clearview); Jana Phillips (architectural historian, Stillwater); and, Charles Wallis (historical…

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“America the Beautiful” Kilgen Organ performance featuring Brett Valliant

July 20, 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 a performance in the Kilgen Organ series featuring organist Brett Valliant. The theme will be “America the Beautiful.” This performance will be Monday, January 27, 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.

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National History Day Boot Camp

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

Teachers, would you like to bring project-based learning and critical thinking skills into your classroom? Come to National History Day Boot Camp to learn about this adaptable curriculum for students grades 6 to 12. This program will be held Thursday, July 30, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is $10 for OHS members and $15 for nonmembers. Registration opens June 18 and closes July 14.

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August 2020

Back to School Bash

August 6, 4 p.m.6 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Educators, get ready for resources galore! Come to the Oklahoma History Center on Thursday, August 6, from 4 to 6 p.m. Find out about free resources covering everything from science to social studies from museums and organizations around the state. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening. This event is free, but we ask that you preregister. If your organization would like a table at the Back to School Bash, please complete our online form. Register Online  Request a Table

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Bright Golden Haze: Reflections exhibit closes

August 15, 10 a.m.5 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center (OHC) is proud to announce an invitation from Oklahoma Contemporary to participate in a multi-organization collaboration exhibition entitled Bright Golden Haze: Reflections. This exhibition is created in conjunction with Bright Golden Haze, the inaugural exhibition at Oklahoma Contemporary. The OHC outdoor installation will open to the public on June 15 and will remain on display until August 15. Oklahoma Contemporary is an organization founded over three decades ago to encourage artistic expression in all its forms through education,…

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September 2020

OkNHD Library Day

September 24, 10:30 a.m.4 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Join us for our annual OkNHD Library Day at the Oklahoma History Center on Thursday, September 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students will research in the Research Center and attend workshops for in-depth instruction on History Day fundamentals. OkNHD Library Day is free for teachers, students, and chaperones! Registration opens August 13 and closes September 17.

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October 2020

Historic Preservation Review Committee Meeting

October 15, 1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
|Recurring Event (See all)
This committee meets quarterly.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), is pleased to announce the Oklahoma Historic Preservation Review Committee’s (HPRC) meeting schedule for calendar year 2020. 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 archeologist, Norman); Shirley Ballard Nero (historian, Clearview); Jana Phillips (architectural historian, Stillwater); and, Charles Wallis (historical…

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“Cemetery Symbols: Carved in Stone” program

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

Join us as we explore the meaning behind historic gravestones on Saturday, October 31, from 1 to 3 p.m. Gravestones and cemeteries are rich in a language of symbols. Symbols can be difficult to interpret because their meaning changes over time. By examining the grave markers, one can learn more than just the person’s name. This class will provide the skills necessary to investigate the past through tombstones. The cost is $5 for OHS members and $10 for nonmembers. Registration…

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