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November 2020

Born Dry: Prohibition in Oklahoma exhibit opens

November 25
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Wednesday, November 25, the Oklahoma History Center will open its newest exhibit, Born Dry: Prohibition in Oklahoma. Featuring 25 black-and-white photographs taken during the decades-long fight over prohibition in Oklahoma, this exhibit explores the debate over the legality of alcohol sales through historical imagery.

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“Life at Hunter’s Home” program series concludes (virtual)

The online adventure at Hunter’s Home continues in November! Hunter’s Home in Park Hill has launched a private Facebook group, “Life at Hunter’s Home,” to make in-person events and workshops available online. Access to this group is $10 for the month and includes workshops, demonstrations, discussion threads, recipes, and more. For November, the site will offer two cooking workshops, one of which will be live; a craft demonstration; a dedicated thread for members to suggest YouTube videos they would like…

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December 2020

“Child’s Play: Dolls of Native America” exhibit closes

December 1
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society’s Office of American Indian Culture and Preservation has opened a new, educational exhibit, Child’s Play: Dolls of Native America. The exhibit highlights more than 65 dolls and doll makers from different American Indian tribes. The exhibit will not only present the importance of dolls as children’s toys but also their significance as an art form and a way to document styles and materials used in making traditional tribal clothing. The exhibit includes selected biographies of doll…

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“Life at Hunter’s Home: Winter Celebrations” begins

December at Hunter’s Home in Park Hill is all about winter celebrations, and staff members aim to continue the tradition through the “Life at Hunter’s Home” Facebook group. The new Facebook group launched in October to bring a version of the site’s events and programs to a larger audience while keeping everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. To celebrate the holidays, the Facebook group will be free to join during the month of December. The merry activities and videos that…

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Will’s Country Christmas

December 4, 5 p.m.9 p.m.
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December 4 and 5
Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 East 380 Road Oologah, OK 74053

Visit Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in Oologah for Will’s Country Christmas on Friday, December 4, and Saturday, December 5, from 5 to 9 p.m. The ranch house will be decorated for an Indian Territory Christmas. The evening will include crafts, camel and pony rides, 19th-century games, carriage rides, train rides and food trucks. Guests will also have the opportunity to take a Wild West hayride by the shores of Oologah Lake. Admission to Will’s Country Christmas is free, but there…

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The Spirit of Greenwood/1921 Tulsa Race Massacre exhibit opens

December 5
Honey Springs Battlefield, 423159 E 1030 Road Checotah, OK 74426

Beginning on December 5, the Honey Springs Battlefield will host the traveling exhibit The Spirit of Greenwood/1921 Tulsa Race Massacre from the Tulsa Historical Society. The exhibit explores the history, prosperity, and perseverance of the earliest Black residents of the Greenwood area and the tragic confluence of events of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. The exhibit will be on display inside the visitor center from Saturday, December 5, to Saturday, December 19. Admission to the Honey Springs Battlefield Visitor Center is…

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History Alive! Living History Experience

December 5, 11 a.m.3 p.m.
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First and third Saturday of the month
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

Step back in time and experience life on the Cherokee Strip during History Alive! at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center (CSRHC) in Enid. On the first and third Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the historic buildings in the CSRHC’s Humphrey Heritage Village will come alive with reenactors tending their shops, working their trades, or socializing at the Village Church. Visitors can learn about different skills and trades of the time, or file their own…

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

December 5, 1 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, December 5, at 1 p.m., and is included 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 five and under; and…

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“Choctaw and Chickasaw Involvement in the Civil War and the Battle of Honey Springs” presentation by Kenny Sivard (virtual)

Honey Springs Battlefield will host a special presentation, “Choctaw and Chickasaw Involvement in the Civil War and the Battle of Honey Springs,” to be held virtually via its Facebook page on Saturday, December 5, at 1 p.m. Speaker Kenny Sivard will discuss what led the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations into the Civil War, how their governments became allied with the Confederacy and their role in the Confederate war effort. Sivard also will discuss the importance of the Choctaw and Chickasaw…

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Will’s Country Christmas

December 5, 5 p.m.9 p.m.
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December 4 and 5
Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 East 380 Road Oologah, OK 74053

Visit Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in Oologah for Will’s Country Christmas on Friday, December 4, and Saturday, December 5, from 5 to 9 p.m. The ranch house will be decorated for an Indian Territory Christmas. The evening will include crafts, camel and pony rides, 19th-century games, carriage rides, train rides and food trucks. Guests will also have the opportunity to take a Wild West hayride by the shores of Oologah Lake. Admission to Will’s Country Christmas is free, but there…

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Icons of the Oklahoma Prairie exhibit closes

December 12
Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

The intricately beautiful artwork of Burneta Venosdel will be on display at the Sod House Museum on November 14 through December 12. Icons of the Oklahoma Prairie is Venosdel’s tribute to her great-grandparents on both sides of her family. Koppitz, Wagner, McMullen, Bloom, and May were all pioneers of the area, some making the Cherokee Outlet Land Run of 1893.

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Christmas Open House *Canceled*

December 12, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

This event has been canceled.

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Christmas at the Fort

December 12, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Fort Towson Historic Site, HC 63, Box 1580 Fort Towson, OK 74735

Fort Towson Historic Site will host Christmas at the Fort on Saturday, December 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. Visitors to the site, which was originally established in 1824, will celebrate the season with a riding tour of the grounds ending at the Sutler’s Store with coffee, cocoa, treats, and photos with Santa. For more information about the event, please call John Davis at 580-873-2634 or email jdavis@okhistory.org. Fort Towson Historic Site is located north of US 70 near Fort…

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Christmas Open House

December 12, 1 p.m.4 p.m.
Fred Drummond Home, 305 North Price Avenue Hominy, OK 74035

The annual Christmas Open House at the historic Drummond Home will take place on Saturday, December 12, from 1 to 4 p.m. Every room of the house will be decorated for the Christmas season socially-distanced house tours will be available. Occupancy is currently limited to no more than nine in the home at one time, and visitors will be admitted in the order of arrival. Visitors are encouraged to practice social distancing by staying six feet away from staff and…

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Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting

December 16, 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. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held in the Dr. LeRoy H. Fischer Boardroom at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73105.

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The Spirit of Greenwood/1921 Tulsa Race Massacre exhibit closes

December 19
Honey Springs Battlefield, 423159 E 1030 Road Checotah, OK 74426

Beginning on December 5, the Honey Springs Battlefield will host the traveling exhibit The Spirit of Greenwood/1921 Tulsa Race Massacre from the Tulsa Historical Society. The exhibit explores the history, prosperity, and perseverance of the earliest Black residents of the Greenwood area and the tragic confluence of events of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. The exhibit will be on display inside the visitor center from Saturday, December 5, to Saturday, December 19. Admission to the Honey Springs Battlefield Visitor Center is…

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History Alive! Living History Experience

December 19, 11 a.m.3 p.m.
|Recurring Event (See all)
First and third Saturday of the month
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

Step back in time and experience life on the Cherokee Strip during History Alive! at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center (CSRHC) in Enid. On the first and third Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the historic buildings in the CSRHC’s Humphrey Heritage Village will come alive with reenactors tending their shops, working their trades, or socializing at the Village Church. Visitors can learn about different skills and trades of the time, or file their own…

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Winter Solstice Walks

December 21
Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center, 18154 First Street Spiro, OK 74959

On December 21, 2020, Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center will be hosting guided walks to share about the winter solstice and how prehistoric American Indians dealt with the changes in the seasons. Archaeologist and manager Dennis Peterson will lead guided tours starting at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7 p.m. Each walk will take about two hours and require a mile of easy walking. The pace of life today is so rushed and hectic that the natural rhythms of the sun,…

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“Life at Hunter’s Home: Winter Celebrations” concludes

December at Hunter’s Home in Park Hill is all about winter celebrations, and staff members aim to continue the tradition through the “Life at Hunter’s Home” Facebook group. The new Facebook group launched in October to bring a version of the site’s events and programs to a larger audience while keeping everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. To celebrate the holidays, the Facebook group will be free to join during the month of December. The merry activities and videos that…

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January 2021

Quilting workshop with Martha Ray

January 9, 2021, 9 a.m.11 a.m.
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An event every month that begins at 9 a.m. on day Second of the month, repeating until June 12, 2021

Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

Visit the Sod House Museum southeast of Aline for a quilting workshop on Saturday. The workshop will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. with instructor Martha Ray, and the cost is $5 per person. For more information, please contact Director Renee Trindle at 580-463-2441 or sodhouse@okhistory.org.

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Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting

January 20, 2021, 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. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held in the Dr. LeRoy H. Fischer Boardroom at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73105.

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Oklahoma Historical Society Board of Directors meeting

January 27, 2021, 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 in January, April, July, and October on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m.

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February 2021

Quilting workshop with Martha Ray

February 13, 2021, 9 a.m.11 a.m.
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An event every month that begins at 9 a.m. on day Second of the month, repeating until June 12, 2021

Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

Visit the Sod House Museum southeast of Aline for a quilting workshop on Saturday. The workshop will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. with instructor Martha Ray, and the cost is $5 per person. For more information, please contact Director Renee Trindle at 580-463-2441 or sodhouse@okhistory.org.

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Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting

February 17, 2021, 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. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held in the Dr. LeRoy H. Fischer Boardroom at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73105.

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March 2021

Quilting workshop with Martha Ray

March 13, 2021, 9 a.m.11 a.m.
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 9 a.m. on day Second of the month, repeating until June 12, 2021

Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

Visit the Sod House Museum southeast of Aline for a quilting workshop on Saturday. The workshop will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. with instructor Martha Ray, and the cost is $5 per person. For more information, please contact Director Renee Trindle at 580-463-2441 or sodhouse@okhistory.org.

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Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting

March 17, 2021, 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. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held in the Dr. LeRoy H. Fischer Boardroom at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73105.

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April 2021

Quilting workshop with Martha Ray

April 10, 2021, 9 a.m.11 a.m.
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 9 a.m. on day Second of the month, repeating until June 12, 2021

Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

Visit the Sod House Museum southeast of Aline for a quilting workshop on Saturday. The workshop will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. with instructor Martha Ray, and the cost is $5 per person. For more information, please contact Director Renee Trindle at 580-463-2441 or sodhouse@okhistory.org.

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Oklahoma Historical Society Board of Directors meeting

April 21, 2021, 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 in January, April, July, and October on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m.

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Oklahoma History Conference (virtual)

April 22, 2021April 23, 2021

The 2021 Oklahoma History Conference is going virtual. Join us April 22–23, 2021 as scholars, students, historians, and authors from across the state and country share the history and culture of Oklahoma. This year the OHS is adding professional development sessions in archival and museum studies. The theme of the conference is “Perspectives in History.” Sessions will be 45 minutes in length and may include traditional presentations, research sessions, discussion sessions, or lightning talks. In addition, professional development sessions will…

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May 2021

Quilting workshop with Martha Ray

May 8, 2021, 9 a.m.11 a.m.
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 9 a.m. on day Second of the month, repeating until June 12, 2021

Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

Visit the Sod House Museum southeast of Aline for a quilting workshop on Saturday. The workshop will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. with instructor Martha Ray, and the cost is $5 per person. For more information, please contact Director Renee Trindle at 580-463-2441 or sodhouse@okhistory.org.

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Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting

May 19, 2021, 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. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held in the Dr. LeRoy H. Fischer Boardroom at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73105.

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June 2021

Quilting workshop with Martha Ray

June 12, 2021, 9 a.m.11 a.m.
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 9 a.m. on day Second of the month, repeating until June 12, 2021

Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

Visit the Sod House Museum southeast of Aline for a quilting workshop on Saturday. The workshop will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. with instructor Martha Ray, and the cost is $5 per person. For more information, please contact Director Renee Trindle at 580-463-2441 or sodhouse@okhistory.org.

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Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting

June 16, 2021, 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. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held in the Dr. LeRoy H. Fischer Boardroom at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73105.

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July 2021

Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting

July 21, 2021, 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. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held in the Dr. LeRoy H. Fischer Boardroom at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73105.

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Oklahoma Historical Society Board of Directors meeting

July 28, 2021, 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 in January, April, July, and October on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m.

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August 2021

Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting

August 18, 2021, 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. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held in the Dr. LeRoy H. Fischer Boardroom at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73105.

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September 2021

Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting

September 15, 2021, 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. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held in the Dr. LeRoy H. Fischer Boardroom at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73105.

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October 2021

Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting

October 20, 2021, 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. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held in the Dr. LeRoy H. Fischer Boardroom at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73105.

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November 2021

Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting

November 17, 2021, 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. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held in the Dr. LeRoy H. Fischer Boardroom at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73105.

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