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February 2023

Lunch and Learn: “Turning Records into an Archive: A Reflection on the Oklahoma Black Homesteader Project” presentation by Dr. Kalenda Eaton

February 23, 12 p.m.

On Thursday, February 23, at noon (Central Time) the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will hold a free virtual webinar titled "Turning Records into an Archive: A Reflection on the Oklahoma Black Homesteader Project" presented by Dr. Kalenda Eaton. Over the past year, a small team of scholars has worked to piece together an intriguing history of hope, migration, settlement, perseverance, and politics on the Plains. The Oklahoma Black Homesteader Project, led by Dr. Kalenda Eaton, was created to research…

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March 2023

Hidden Oklahoma: “Notable Archaeological Discoveries in Northwestern Oklahoma” presentation by Dr. Leland Bement

March 1, 2 p.m.

On Wednesday, March 1, at 2 p.m. (Central Time), the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will hold a free virtual webinar on "Notable Archaeological Discoveries in Northwestern Oklahoma" presented by Dr. Leland Bement. This presentation is part of SHPO's 2023 Archaeology speaker series Hidden Oklahoma: How Archaeology Reveals Secrets From our Past. Hidden Oklahoma Guest archaeologists and researchers discuss important sites in Oklahoma and illustrate why archaeology is critical to understanding our history. Register for the webinar. Dr. Leland Bement…

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Lunch and Learn: “Who is Elmira Sauberan Smyrl Scott?” webinar

March 9, 12 p.m.

On Wednesday, Thursday, March 9, at noon (Central Time), the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will hold a free virtual webinar entitled "Who is Elmira Sauberan Smyrl (Scott)?" presented by Sara Werneke and Kristina Wyckoff of SHPO. Elmira Sauberan Smyrl (Scott) was a pioneering female architect and concrete construction specialist who got her Master’s Degree in Agricultural Engineering from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Payne County, Oklahoma in 1955. Her master’s thesis project was the design of an agriculture-based living…

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April 2023

“Lunch and Learn: US Fish & Wildlife Service Historic Resources at the Treasure Lake Job Corps & the Tishomingo Fish Hatchery” webinar

April 12, 12 p.m.

On Wednesday, April 12, at noon (Central Time), the State Historic Preservation Office will host a webinar focused on the US Fish & Wildlife Service's Historic Resources at the Treasure Lake Job Corps & the Tishomingo Fish Hatchery. George MacDonell, archaeologist and regional historic preservation officer of the US Fish and Wildlife Service; Natalie Sanford, regional archaeologist, US Fish and Wildlife Service; and Kristina Wyckoff will be sharing in the presentation. Register for the webinar.

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June 2023

Hidden Oklahoma: “Geoarchaeology” presentation by Dr. Debra Green

June 1, 2 p.m.

On Thursday, June 1, at 2 p.m. (Central Time), the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will hold a free virtual webinar on geoarchaeology and what it has taught us about Oklahoma's past, presented by Dr. Debra Green. This presentation is part of SHPO's 2023 Archaeology speaker series Hidden Oklahoma: How Archaeology Reveals Secrets From our Past. Hidden Oklahoma Guest archaeologists and researchers discuss important sites in Oklahoma and illustrate why archaeology is critical to understanding our history. Register for the…

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August 2023

Hidden Oklahoma: “Archaeology and Revitalizing Traditional Art and Foodways” presentation by Dr. Ian Thompson

August 2, 2 p.m.

On Wednesday, August 2, at 2 p.m. (Central Time), the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will hold a free virtual webinar on "Archaeology and Revitalizing Traditional Art and Foodways," presented by Dr. Ian Thompson. This presentation is part of SHPO's 2023 Archaeology speaker series Hidden Oklahoma: How Archaeology Reveals Secrets From our Past. Hidden Oklahoma Guest archaeologists and researchers discuss important sites in Oklahoma and illustrate why archaeology is critical to understanding our history. Register for the webinar. Dr. Ian…

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September 2023

Hidden Oklahoma: “Ceramics and Community Interaction at Spiro” presentation by Dr. Shawn Lambert

September 6, 2 p.m.

On Wednesday, September 6, at 2 p.m. (Central Time), the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will hold a free virtual webinar on "Ceramics and Community Interaction at Spiro," presented by Dr. Shawn Lambert of Mississippi State University. This presentation is part of SHPO's 2023 Archaeology speaker series Hidden Oklahoma: How Archaeology Reveals Secrets From our Past. Hidden Oklahoma Guest archaeologists and researchers discuss important sites in Oklahoma and illustrate why archaeology is critical to understanding our history. Register for the…

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October 2023

Hidden Oklahoma: “Early-Historic Wichita Sites” presentation by Dr. Richard Drass

October 4, 2 p.m.

On Wednesday, October 4, at 2 p.m. (Central Time), the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will hold a free virtual webinar on "Early-Historic Wichita Sites," presented by Dr. Richard Drass, emeritus professor at the University of Oklahoma. He will discuss archaeology at Bryson-Paddock and Longest, two early-historic Wichita sites. This presentation is part of SHPO's 2023 Archaeology speaker series Hidden Oklahoma: How Archaeology Reveals Secrets From our Past. Hidden Oklahoma Guest archaeologists and researchers discuss important sites in Oklahoma and…

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