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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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July 2021

National History Day Boot Camp

July 29, 10:30 a.m.4 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center (OHC) will host a National History Day Boot Camp on Thursday, July 29, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. This workshop will show middle and high school teachers how to bring project-based learning and critical thinking skills into their classrooms through the adaptable curriculum of the National History Day program. The workshop is $10 for Oklahoma Historical Society members and $15 for non-members. To register, please visit www.okhistory.org/historycenter/classes. Registration closes Monday, July 19.  

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Cherokee Bill: Black Cowboy—Indian Outlaw presentation and book signing by Art T. Burton

July 29, 12 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Author and historian Art T. Burton will give a presentation about his latest book, Cherokee Bill: Black Cowboy—Indian Outlaw (2020) beginning at noon on Thursday, July 29, at the Oklahoma History Center, located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City.

In this book, Burton gives great detail on how a veteran of the First Kansas Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Deputy US Marshal Ike Rogers, captured the notorious Indian Territory outlaw Cherokee Bill. Following the presentation, Burton will be available to sign copies of his book. Books can be pre-ordered from the Oklahoma History Center Museum Store by visiting store.okhistory.org.

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August 2021

Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting

August 18, 1:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m.

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Oklahoma Route 66 Centennial Commission meeting

August 24, 1:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Agendas will be posted at www.okhistory.org/commission twenty-four hours before the meeting. Unless otherwise indicated, meetings will be held at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, 73105.

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Route 66: An American Odyssey film screening

August 28, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center will have a screening of the film Route 66: An American Odyssey on Saturday, August 28 from 1–3 p.m. The film overviews the construction of "The Mother Road," popular landmark attractions that developed on Route 66, and the roadway's popularity into the present day. Historical footage is joined with national points of interest along Route 66.

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In the Vernacular: Everyday Images of Oklahoma Life exhibit closes

August 31
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center’s photographic exhibit entitled In the Vernacular: Everyday Images of Oklahoma Life will close on Tuesday, August 31.  A celebration of everyday image-making, this exhibit features photographs from the Oklahoma Historical Society’s collections. Visitors will see fun, quirky, and sometimes odd images of Oklahomans. The photographs on display were captured for a variety of reasons, including souvenir postcards, government archives, magazines, newspapers, and family albums.

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September 2021

Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting

September 15, 1:30 p.m.
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An event every month that begins at 1:30 p.m. on day Third of the month, repeating until December 15, 2021

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

Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m.

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Smithsonian magazine’s annual Museum Day

September 18
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center (OHC) will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, September 18, 2021, as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s annual Museum Day. On this day only, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.-based facilities—which offer free admission every day—and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day ticket. Museum Day represents a nationwide commitment to boundless curiosity and the pursuit of knowledge wherever you are.…

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OkNHD Library Day

September 23, 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 on Thursday, September 23, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students will conduct research for their projects and attend workshops. OkNHD Library Day is free for educators, students, and parents! Registration opens August 12 and closes September 17.  

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October 2021

Folklife Festival

October 16, 9 a.m.2 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center will hold a Folklife Festival on Saturday, October 16, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This community-wide event will celebrate and recognize what the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress has called “the everyday and intimate creativity that all of us share and pass on to the next generation.” Our goal to collaborate with cultural practitioners, communities, and heritage professionals, to spark curiosity, catalyze intercultural exchange, and create participatory experiences. The Folklife Festival…

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Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting

October 20, 1:30 p.m.
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An event every month that begins at 1:30 p.m. on day Third of the month, repeating until December 15, 2021

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

Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m.

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Historic Preservation Review Committee Meeting

October 21, 1:30 p.m.
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An event every 3 months that begins at 1:30 p.m. on day Third of the month, repeating until October 21, 2021

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. 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 archeologist, Norman). The HPRC’s…

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Kilgen Organ performance featuring Jonas Nordwall

October 25, 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 Jonas Nordwall. This performance will be October 25 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. Jonas Nordwall is an internationally renowned virtuoso organist equally skilled in both traditional classical and modern/popular schools…

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Research Center Book Sale

October 27, 10 a.m.4:45 p.m.
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Wednesday through Saturday
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Research Center will hold a book sale October 27–30 at the Oklahoma History Center! This is your chance to shop rare and out-of-print books, genealogical materials, historical maps and photos, periodicals, records, posters, puzzles, vintage newspapers, and more! Just in time for the holidays, the Research Center will also be offering a number of framed items at 50% of the regular retail price. This a special and once-a-year event not to be missed! All proceeds from the sale benefit…

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Oklahoma Historical Society Board of Directors meeting

October 27, 1:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society Board of Directors meetings are held on a Wednesday in January, April, July, and October at 1:30 p.m. Agendas will be available online 24 hours prior to the meeting at www.okhistory.org/board. This meeting will be held at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City

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Research Center Book Sale

October 28, 10 a.m.4:45 p.m.
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Wednesday through Saturday
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Research Center will hold a book sale October 27–30 at the Oklahoma History Center! This is your chance to shop rare and out-of-print books, genealogical materials, historical maps and photos, periodicals, records, posters, puzzles, vintage newspapers, and more! Just in time for the holidays, the Research Center will also be offering a number of framed items at 50% of the regular retail price. This a special and once-a-year event not to be missed! All proceeds from the sale benefit…

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Research Center Book Sale

October 29, 10 a.m.4:45 p.m.
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Wednesday through Saturday
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Research Center will hold a book sale October 27–30 at the Oklahoma History Center! This is your chance to shop rare and out-of-print books, genealogical materials, historical maps and photos, periodicals, records, posters, puzzles, vintage newspapers, and more! Just in time for the holidays, the Research Center will also be offering a number of framed items at 50% of the regular retail price. This a special and once-a-year event not to be missed! All proceeds from the sale benefit…

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Research Center Book Sale

October 30, 10 a.m.3 p.m.
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Wednesday through Saturday
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Research Center will hold a book sale October 27–30 at the Oklahoma History Center! This is your chance to shop rare and out-of-print books, genealogical materials, historical maps and photos, periodicals, records, posters, puzzles, vintage newspapers, and more! Just in time for the holidays, the Research Center will also be offering a number of framed items at 50% of the regular retail price. This a special and once-a-year event not to be missed! All proceeds from the sale benefit…

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November 2021

Space film screening

November 6, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Visit the Oklahoma History Center on Saturday, November 6, at 1 p.m. to enjoy a film screening. Explore the history of the space program and the Oklahomans connected to it, and visit our featured exhibit Launch to Landing: Oklahomans and Space. More details are to be announced. This program is free with paid admission to the Oklahoma History Center. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. Admission is free for OHS members, children under five, and…

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Oklahoma Route 66 Centennial Commission meeting

November 9, 1:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Agendas will be posted at www.okhistory.org/commission twenty-four hours before the meeting. Unless otherwise indicated, meetings will be held at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, 73105.

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Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting

November 17, 1:30 p.m.
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 1:30 p.m. on day Third of the month, repeating until December 15, 2021

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

Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m.

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December 2021

Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting

December 15, 1:30 p.m.
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 1:30 p.m. on day Third of the month, repeating until December 15, 2021

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

Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m.

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January 2022

Kilgen Organ performance featuring Clark Wilson

January 24, 2022, 7 p.m.8 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 Clark Wilson. This performance will be January 24 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. A native of Ohio, Clark Wilson began his musical training at age nine. While growing up he…

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