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December 2019

Brown Bag Luncheon Lecture

December 11, 12 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid will host a free Brown Bag Luncheon Lecture on Wednesday, December 11, at noon. This month’s topic will be announced soon. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunches and learn something new! The Brown Bag series is sponsored by Park Avenue Thrift of Enid. For more information please call 580-237-1907.

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Pawnee Bill Ranch Association’s Holiday Activities

December 14
Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum, 1141 Pawnee Bill Road Pawnee, OK 74058

Beginning December 1, Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum will be beautifully transformed for the holiday season with festive decorations that will remain on public view during the entire month of December. Visitors can view the decorations for free during normal hours of operation. One great opportunity to experience the holidays at Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum comes on Saturday, December 14, with the Pawnee Bill Ranch Association meeting and the Holiday Open House. The Pawnee Bill Ranch Association will hold…

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Holiday Happening Open House

December 14, 10 a.m.2 p.m.
Pioneer Woman Museum, 701 Monument Road Ponca City, OK 74604

The Pioneer Woman Museum is pleased to participate in the Ponca City Holiday Happening this holiday season. The museum will host a Holiday Happening Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 14. There will be cookie decorating, a holiday craft, and visitors can take photos by an old-fashioned red pickup truck and Christmas tree! Mrs. Claus will be reading Christmas stories to children from 10 a.m. to noon. Visitors can also enjoy hot cocoa and cookies.…

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Photos with Santa

December 14, 11 a.m.2 p.m.
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An event every week that begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, repeating until December 14, 2019

Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

The Heritage Gallery at Will Rogers Memorial Museum will be the perfect backdrop for Photos with Santa on Saturday, December 7, and Saturday, December 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your family and your camera to take beautiful family Christmas card pictures with Santa. Admission is free to take photos. For more information please visit willrogers.com or call 918-341-0719.

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Christmas Open House

December 14, 1 p.m.4 p.m.
Fred Drummond Home, 305 North Price Avenue Hominy, OK 74035

The Friends of the Fred Drummond Home are pleased to announce that the annual Christmas Open House will be held on Saturday, December 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. Every room of the house will be decorated for the Christmas season, and open house tours will be available. At the end of the tour, guests can enjoy an assortment of snacks, Christmas cookies, and something yummy to drink. Live musical entertainment will be provided by Suzanne Drummond-Wooley and Jim Garling.…

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Christmas at the Fort

December 14, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Fort Towson Historic Site, HC 63, Box 1580 Fort Towson, OK 74735

Experience Christmas at the Fort at Fort Towson Historic Site on Saturday, December 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. Visitors can bundle up and enjoy a wagon tour of the grounds featuring historical interpreters. After a visit with Santa, enjoy cider and cookies in the sutler's store. 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 Towson.

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Sod House 125th Anniversary Open House

December 14, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

The Sod House Museum near Aline will celebrate the 125th anniversary of its centerpiece sod house by unveiling a sculpture of Marshal McCully, the man who built it, at an Open House on Saturday, December 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. The Open House is free to visitors as a “thank you” for continued support of the museum. State Senator Roland Pederson will welcome guests, and State Representative Carl Newton will give a statement celebrating the occasion. Renowned sculptor and painter…

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A Civil War Christmas

December 14, 3 p.m.5 p.m.
Honey Springs Battlefield, 423159 E 1030 Road Checotah, OK 74426

Honey Springs Battlefield is excited to announce its second annual Civil War Christmas event to be held on Saturday, December 14, from 3 to 5 p.m. The event will be fun for adults and children alike. Children are encouraged to bring their smiles and wish lists to the Visitor Center, where they will have the opportunity to sit, talk, and take photographs with Santa. There will also be Christmas crafts, a coloring contest, Civil War soldiers dressed in period attire,…

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Mingle at the Mansion

December 14, 6 p.m.9 p.m.
Henry Overholser Mansion, 405 NW 15th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Please join Preservation Oklahoma, Inc., to kick off the holiday season at the second annual Mingle at the Mansion, presented by Sage Sotheby’s International Realty. This festive event is scheduled for Saturday, December 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Overholser Mansion in Oklahoma City’s historic Heritage Hills. The velvet ropes of the historic Henry Overholser Mansion will come down and partygoers are invited to experience the house in all of its splendor, just as the Overholser family would…

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Water/Ways exhibit opens

December 17
Fort Towson Historic Site, HC 63, Box 1580 Fort Towson, OK 74735

Fort Towson Historic Site will host Water/Ways, a Smithsonian Institution Museum on Main Street traveling exhibition, from December 17, 2019, to February 13, 2020. This exhibition is made possible by a grant from Oklahoma Humanities. Water is an important element in American culture. People are drawn to water for peace and contemplation. The sights and sounds of water make those who experience them feel connected to nature. Many faiths revere water as a sacred symbol. Authors and artists are inspired…

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Winter Solstice Walks

December 22
Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center, 18154 First Street Spiro, OK 74959

Come to the Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center on Sunday, December 22, 2019, for guided walks to learn 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…

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Will Rogers Movie Night featuring Business and Pleasure

December 27, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore will host a free Movie Night in the renovated theater on Friday, December 27, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Guests can enjoy free popcorn and drinks while watching a Will Rogers film. This month’s film is Business and Pleasure (1932). Refreshments are compliments of the Bank of Commerce. Please call 918-341-0719 for more information.

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“New Year’s Eve” Family Fun Day

December 28, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

On the last Saturday of each month, the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center will host Family Fun Day from 1 to 3 p.m. Each Saturday will feature a different theme and activity. All activities and supplies are included with admission, and all family members are encouraged to participate! The theme for Saturday, December 28, will be “New Year’s Eve.” Please call 580-237-1907 for more information.

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Dick T. Morgan exhibit closes

December 31
Cherokee Strip Museum and Rose Hill School, 2617 West Fir Street Perry, OK 73077

The Cherokee Strip Museum in Perry recently opened a special exhibit about US Representative Dick T. Morgan, who served as a congressman from Oklahoma from 1909 until his death in 1920. The exhibit will be on display through Tuesday, December 31, 2019. Dick T. Morgan was born in Indiana in 1853 and served in the Indiana Legislature before moving to Guthrie in 1889. He practiced law in Perry in 1893, then relocated to El Reno in 1901 and Woodward in…

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January 2020

Reflections of the Wichitas: Oils and Watercolors by Katherine Liontas-Warren exhibit closes

January 21, 2020
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

The Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus is pleased to host a special exhibit titled Reflections of the Wichitas: Oils and Watercolors by Katherine Liontas-Warren. The exhibit showcases more than two dozen beautiful pieces by Katherine Liontas-Warren. Each piece celebrates the majesty of the landscapes found in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. Liontas-Warren has been an Oklahoma resident since 1984 and is currently a professor of art at Cameron University in Lawton, where she teaches drawing, watercolor, and printmaking.…

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“From Gospel to Jazz and Beyond” Kilgen Organ performance featuring Tedde Gibson

January 27, 2020, 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 Kilgen Organ series performance featuring organist Tedde Gibson. The theme will be “From Gospel to Jazz and Beyond.” 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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February 2020

Voices of Hunter’s Home: Enslaved People exhibit opens

February 1, 2020
Hunter’s Home, 19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

Hunter’s Home in Park Hill will commemorate Black History Month with Voices of Hunter’s Home: Enslaved People. During the month of February, visitors will see exhibits featuring many of the people who lived and performed slave labor on the plantation, such as Susan, Ike, Nelson, Eliza, and many others who made their lives here in the years before the Civil War. The exhibits will highlight the level of skill shown by the enslaved people of Hunter’s Home, as well as take…

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Voices of Hunter’s Home: Enslaved People exhibit closes

February 29, 2020
Hunter’s Home, 19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

Hunter’s Home in Park Hill will commemorate Black History Month with Voices of Hunter’s Home: Enslaved People. During the month of February, visitors will see exhibits featuring many of the people who lived and performed slave labor on the plantation, such as Susan, Ike, Nelson, Eliza, and many others who made their lives here in the years before the Civil War. The exhibits will highlight the level of skill shown by the enslaved people of Hunter’s Home, as well as take a…

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April 2020

“Hello to Hollywood” Kilgen Organ performance featuring Rob Richards

April 20, 2020, 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 Kilgen Organ series performance featuring Rob Richards (tentative). The theme will be “Hello to Hollywood.” This performance will be Monday, April 20, 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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Oklahoma History Conference

April 22, 2020
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The conference is Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
Sequoyah State Park, 19808 Park 10 Hulbert, OK 74441

Join the OHS and our host, the City of Wagoner, at Sequoyah State Park April 22–24, 2020. The theme is "Connecting Cultures: Exploring the Three Forks." The Oklahoma Historical Society presents an annual conference in April. Each year the conference focuses on a different theme pertaining to Oklahoma history, preservation, and culture. Conference sessions are presented by historians, authors, and scholars from around the state and country. The conference also includes the annual meeting of the OHS membership. Optional activities…

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Oklahoma History Conference

April 23, 2020
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The conference is Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
Sequoyah State Park, 19808 Park 10 Hulbert, OK 74441

Join the OHS and our host, the City of Wagoner, at Sequoyah State Park April 22–24, 2020. The theme is "Connecting Cultures: Exploring the Three Forks." The Oklahoma Historical Society presents an annual conference in April. Each year the conference focuses on a different theme pertaining to Oklahoma history, preservation, and culture. Conference sessions are presented by historians, authors, and scholars from around the state and country. The conference also includes the annual meeting of the OHS membership. Optional activities…

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Oklahoma History Conference

April 24, 2020
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The conference is Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
Sequoyah State Park, 19808 Park 10 Hulbert, OK 74441

Join the OHS and our host, the City of Wagoner, at Sequoyah State Park April 22–24, 2020. The theme is "Connecting Cultures: Exploring the Three Forks." The Oklahoma Historical Society presents an annual conference in April. Each year the conference focuses on a different theme pertaining to Oklahoma history, preservation, and culture. Conference sessions are presented by historians, authors, and scholars from around the state and country. The conference also includes the annual meeting of the OHS membership. Optional activities…

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July 2020

“America the Beautiful” Kilgen Organ performance featuring Brett Valliant

July 20, 2020, 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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