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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 2019

Will Work For … exhibit closes

July 6, 10 a.m.5 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On January 15, 2019, the Oklahoma History Center opened an exhibit titled Will Work For ... The exhibit features 16 portraits by Mike Wimmer and is on display in the Vose Atrium Gallery through Saturday, July 6. It is open for public viewing Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wimmer describes himself as a “natural observer of people and all the differences that make us unique.” It was this diversity that he wished to portray in the…

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Okietales

July 10, 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, repeating until July 31, 2019

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

Join the Oklahoma History Center for Okietales each Wednesday in June and July from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Okietales is a one-of-a-kind reading and storytelling time where kids see and hear history! This program is for kids five and older. The cost is $2 for OHS members and $4 for the general public. Please note: Okietales will not be held on Wednesday, July 3.

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Junior Curator Camp

July 15July 19
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Looking for a fun and productive summer activity? Participate in Oklahoma History Center’s Junior Curator Camp! This program is for students ages eight to twelve. Registration is $130 for OHS members and $150 for the general public. Registration opens June 3 and closes July 10. For more information or to receive a reminder when registration opens, please email education@okhistory.org. Register Online

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“Salute to America” Kilgen Organ performance featuring Dave Wickerham

July 15, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center is proud to present a summer Kilgen Organ performance featuring Dave Wickerham. The program will be Monday, July 15, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The theme of Wickerham’s performance will be “Salute to America.” 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 first come, first served.

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Okietales

July 17, 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, repeating until July 31, 2019

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

Join the Oklahoma History Center for Okietales each Wednesday in June and July from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Okietales is a one-of-a-kind reading and storytelling time where kids see and hear history! This program is for kids five and older. The cost is $2 for OHS members and $4 for the general public. Please note: Okietales will not be held on Wednesday, July 3.

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“Treasures of the State Archives” program

July 17, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Wednesday, July 17, from 1 to 3 p.m., the Oklahoma Historical Society will present “Treasures of the State Archives” with speaker Jan Davis. Davis is head of the Archives and Records Management Division of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries (ODL). She will discuss records in the state archives that may be of interest to genealogists and historians. Davis will demonstrate how to access some records online through ODL's Digital Prairie website. The Digital Prairie is constantly growing and includes…

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Historic Preservation Review Committee meeting

July 18, 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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The Day We Walked on the Moon (2019) film screening

July 20, 1 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the Oklahoma History Center will host a screening of the Smithsonian Channel™ film titled The Day We Walked on the Moon (2019) on Saturday, July 20, 1 p.m. The film features interviews from key figures in NASA Mission Control, contemporary astronauts, and the families of Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong. The program runs approximately 50 minutes and has a TV-PG rating. This event is made possible through the History Center’s…

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Wanted: Dead or Alive exhibit opens

July 22, 10 a.m.5 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Monday, July 22, the Oklahoma History Center will open its newest exhibit, Wanted: Dead or Alive. This photography exhibit is comprised of images of some of Oklahoma’s most infamous criminals and will be on display until February 29, 2020. Images utilized in the exhibit have been drawn from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the University of Oklahoma Western History Collections, the National Archives, the vast photographic archives of the Oklahoma Historical Society, and private lenders. The 38 black-and-white images…

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Okietales

July 24, 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, repeating until July 31, 2019

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

Join the Oklahoma History Center for Okietales each Wednesday in June and July from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Okietales is a one-of-a-kind reading and storytelling time where kids see and hear history! This program is for kids five and older. The cost is $2 for OHS members and $4 for the general public. Please note: Okietales will not be held on Wednesday, July 3.

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National History Day Boot Camp

July 25, 10:30 a.m.5 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 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is $10 for OHS members and $15 for the general public. Registration opens June 13 and closes July 17. For more information, please email education@okhistory.org. Register Online

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“The Revolutionary War Your Mother Didn’t Tell You About” living history program

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

The Oklahoma Genealogical Society and the Oklahoma Historical Society will present a Revolutionary War living history program on Saturday, July 27, from 1 to 3 p.m. Historian Mike Sheriff will give this presentation in two parts. It will begin with a first-person narrative of a 1783 Virginia regimental soldier talking about the American War of Independence. This will include events leading up the war, some battles, the life of a soldier, the division between people living in the colonies, and…

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Okietales

July 31, 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, repeating until July 31, 2019

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

Join the Oklahoma History Center for Okietales each Wednesday in June and July from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Okietales is a one-of-a-kind reading and storytelling time where kids see and hear history! This program is for kids five and older. The cost is $2 for OHS members and $4 for the general public. Please note: Okietales will not be held on Wednesday, July 3.

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August 2019

Back to School Bash

August 1, 6 p.m.8 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Educators, get ready for resources galore! This year's Back to School Bash will be held Thursday, August 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. Come to the Oklahoma History Center for 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…

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Historical Timeline Candlelight Tour *Canceled*

August 2, 7 p.m.9 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Historical Timeline Candlelight Tour has been canceled and may be rescheduled for another time. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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“Finding the Girls” genealogy program

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

The Oklahoma Historical Society will present “Finding the Girls” on Saturday, August 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. Persons researching their families for any length of time have encountered the problems with researching females. In our society, their names change with marriage, and in the past, females could not own property or enter into contracts, which makes locating them in legal records even more difficult. So, what’s a researcher to do? Learn how to consider the times and some of the techniques for researching the females in your…

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Living History Training Interpretive Class

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

Ever wondered how living history or reenactor characters are created? The Oklahoma History Center will offer a Living History Training Interpretive class on Friday, August 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come learn all the tips, tricks, and interesting stories behind creating a character. The cost is $40 for OHS members and $50 for the general public. Registration opens July 5 and closes August 7. For more information or to receive a reminder when registration opens, please email education@okhistory.org.

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“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 University of Central Oklahoma (UCO). The Max Chambers Library, Archives, and Special Collections at the UCO has 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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September 2019

Septemberfest

September 7, 10 a.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Come one, come all to Septemberfest! The 23rd annual Septemberfest will be held on Saturday, September 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free festival offers food and fun for the whole family, with activities inside and outside the Oklahoma History Center.

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October 2019

Historic Preservation Review Committee meeting

October 17, 1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
|Recurring Event (See all)
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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November 2019

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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