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August 2022

Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting *canceled*

August 17, 1:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The OHS Executive Committee, previously scheduled for August 17, has been canceled. Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. Agendas will be available online 24 hours prior to the meeting at www.okhistory.org/board.

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“The Shoe Strides Forward: How Raising Hemlines Created the Shoes We Love Today” presentation by Heather Franks

August 18, 6 p.m.
Henry and Anna Overholser Mansion, 405 NW 15th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73103

On Thursday, August 18, the Henry and Anna Overholser Mansion will host a special program called “The Shoe Strides Forward: How Raising Hemlines Created the Shoes We Love Today” presented by Heather Franks. She is the organizer and curator of the current fashion exhibit at the Overholser Mansion, Early Influencers: How Anna Overholser & Henry Ione Overholser Perry Set the Style for Oklahoma City Women, 1903–1929. Guests will learn all about the history of shoes from the 1920s to the…

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Thursday Night Lecture Series featuring the Oklahoma Capitol Restoration Project presentation by Trait Thompson

August 18, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

On Thursday, August 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Director Trait Thompson will give a presentation about the Oklahoma Capitol Restoration Project. Before becoming executive director of the Oklahoma Historical Society, Thompson was the project manager of the Oklahoma Capitol Restoration Project. He will discuss the history of the Oklahoma State Capitol and how this monumental restoration project was achieved. A question and answer session will take place after the lecture. For more information, please call…

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The Virginian (1946) film screening

August 19, 5 p.m.
Buffalo Theatre, 537 6th Street, Pawnee, OK

On Friday, August 19, at 6 p.m., the Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum is partnering with the Buffalo Theatre, located at 537 Sixth St. in Pawnee, to hold a film screening of The Virginian (1946). This screening is being held in conjunction with the Oklahoma Humanities Let’s Talk About It book series discussion at Pawnee Bill Ranch featuring author Owen Wister’s book upon which the movie is based. Before the 6 p.m. screening, from 5 to 6 p.m., Pawnee Bill…

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Route 66: The Untold Story of Women on the Mother Road film screening and discussion

August 19, 7 p.m.
Henry and Anna Overholser Mansion, 405 NW 15th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73103

On Friday, August 19, Route 66: The Untold Story of Women on the Mother Road documentary will be screened at the Carriage House of the Overholser Mansion in Oklahoma City. This special event focuses on Oklahoma and Missouri’s rich Route 66 story. A panel discussion with Threatt family members who are restoring the Threatt Filling Station in Luther, filmmaker Katrina Parks, and local Route 66 experts, including author and photographer Shellee Graham of Arcadia will follow the film screening.

The documentary film Route 66: The Untold Story of Women on the Mother Road is on a national tour. It explores how women overcame segregation and gender discrimination to build fulfilling lives for themselves and generations to come on America’s most beloved road.

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Will’s Cowboy Trader Days at the Ranch

August 20, 10 a.m.5 p.m.
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One event on May 21, 2022 at 10 a.m.

One event on June 18, 2022 at 10 a.m.

One event on July 16, 2022 at 10 a.m.

One event on August 20, 2022 at 10 a.m.

One event on September 17, 2022 at 10 a.m.

One event on October 15, 2022 at 10 a.m.

Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 East 380 Road Oologah, OK 74053

On the third Saturday of the month from April to October, make the trip to the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in Oologah to take part in Will's Cowboy Trader Days. See locally handcrafted and homemade items, saddles, cowboy hats, tack, boots, and a variety of work created by local artisans from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is FREE. To learn more about events and programs at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum and Birthplace Ranch, visit www.willrogers.com, contact wrinfo@willrogers.com, or call 918-341-0719.…

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Oklahoma All-Black Towns State Conference

August 20, 10 a.m.4 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Saturday, August 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Oklahoma Historical Society is partnering with the Oklahoma Conference of Black Mayors to present the Oklahoma All-Black Towns State Conference, an event that will bring together the mayors of Oklahoma’s 13 All-Black towns. The conference is designed to encourage a network of state agencies to join with the mayors to share resources enabling them to collect, preserve and share their town histories. In the early 20th century, Oklahoma was…

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History Alive! on the Cherokee Strip

August 20, 11 a.m.3 p.m.
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One event on February 5, 2022 at 11 a.m.

One event on February 19, 2022 at 11 a.m.

One event on March 5, 2022 at 11 a.m.

One event on March 19, 2022 at 11 a.m.

One event on April 2, 2022 at 11 a.m.

One event on April 16, 2022 at 11 a.m.

One event on May 7, 2022 at 11 a.m.

One event on May 21, 2022 at 11 a.m.

One event on June 4, 2022 at 11 a.m.

One event on June 18, 2022 at 11 a.m.

One event on July 2, 2022 at 11 a.m.

One event on July 16, 2022 at 11 a.m.

One event on August 6, 2022 at 11 a.m.

One event on August 20, 2022 at 11 a.m.

Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

Step back in time and experience life in the Cherokee Outlet during History Alive! on the Cherokee Strip 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 Humphrey Heritage Village at CSRHC come alive with historical interpreters tending their shops and working their trades. There will be many new things to learn and experience. You can even file a…

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Family Day at the Birthplace Ranch

August 20, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
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One event on May 21, 2022 at 1 p.m.

One event on July 16, 2022 at 1 p.m.

One event on August 20, 2022 at 1 p.m.

One event on September 17, 2022 at 1 p.m.

One event on October 15, 2022 at 1 p.m.

Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 East 380 Road Oologah, OK 74053

Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch will host Family Day at the Ranch from 1 to 3 p.m. Through 19th-century hands-on activities, crafts, games, and demonstrations, visitors will get a glimpse of what life was like in the early days of the ranch during Will Rogers’s childhood! Families can also enjoy hayride tours and mini hikes at the Birthplace Ranch. Family Day at the Ranch is free and open to the public, and donations are appreciated. Family Day themes: April 16 -…

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Let’s Talk About It: The Virginian (1902) by Owen Wister

August 20, 6:30 p.m.8 p.m.
Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum, 1141 Pawnee Bill Road Pawnee, OK 74058

Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum in Pawnee has partnered with Oklahoma Humanities (OH) to host OH’s book discussion series “Let’s Talk About It.” The book club meetings will take place as monthly in-person and online gatherings at the museum on Blue Hawk Peak and will feature a different book title each month from July to November. All five books in the program have the overarching theme of the historical cowboy—the hired man on horseback who rode the ranges and trails…

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Tuesday Tunes at the Mansion featuring Hunter Thomas

August 23, 6 p.m.8 p.m.
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One event on August 23, 2022 at 6 p.m.

One event on September 13, 2022 at 6 p.m.

Henry and Anna Overholser Mansion, 405 NW 15th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Preservation Oklahoma, Inc. will be hosting a series of relaxed free summer concerts featuring local musician Hunter Thomas. The easy acoustic Tuesday Tunes at the Mansion concerts will be held on the lawn of the Henry and Anna Overholser Mansion on Tuesday nights, July 12, August 23, and September 13. 2022 Tuesday Tunes concerts are held from 6 to 8 p.m. This is a family-friendly event. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic, blankets, and chairs. Snow cones and other…

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Beyond D&D: Creative Mitigation in the Section 106 Process in Oklahoma” webinar virtual

August 25, 12 p.m.
State Historic Preservation Office, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Thursday, August 25, at noon, (CST), the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) will give a presentation by Lynda Ozan, Oklahoma's deputy state historic preservation officer, and Kristina Wyckoff, Section 106 coordinator/historic archeologist, both of OHS's SHPO Division. They will discuss creative strategies (beyond the practice of "document and destroy" ) for mitigating adverse effects on historic properties in the Section 106 Process. Register for the workshop  

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Movie Night featuring Will Rogers Jr. in The Story of Will Rogers (1952)

August 26, 6 p.m.9 p.m.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore will host a Movie Night featuring Will Rogers Jr. in the film The Story of Will Rogers (1952) in its theater on Friday, August 26, at 7 p.m. “Horsing Around with Will” will take place from 6 to 7 p.m., during which families can enjoy activities and crafts relating to the movie’s theme. Guests can enjoy free admission, popcorn, and drinks while watching the film. Seating is limited, so early arrival is suggested. This…

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“History and Hops: Mid-Century Modern Architecture” presentation by Lynda Ozan

August 26, 6 p.m.8 p.m.
Henry and Anna Overholser Mansion, 405 NW 15th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73103

On Friday, August 26, from 6 to 8 p.m., Preservation Oklahoma will continue its History and Hops series with a presentation on Mid-Century Modern architecture with Lynda Ozan. This event will take place in the Carriage House of the Henry and Anna Overholser Mansion, located at 405 NW 15th Street in Oklahoma City. Lynda Ozan is the deputy State Historic Preservation officer. She will present Oklahoma's rich and dynamic collection of Mid-Century Modern architecture and why it is so prevalent…

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“Hardtack and Hard Times: Civil War Food” living history program

August 27, 10 a.m.3 p.m.
Honey Springs Battlefield, 423159 E 1030 Road Checotah, OK 74426

On Saturday, August 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Honey Springs Battlefield will host “Hardtack and Hard Times,” a come-and-go presentation about Civil War food. Historian Dave Fowler and the Honey Springs Battlefield staff will tell guests about what foods were commonly available in the Civil War era, and allow visitors to experience some of these provisions. Soldiers and settlers had to gather, hunt, grow, and prepare food to sustain their lives in the Civil War era. Learn about…

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“Shut the Door! Barns in Oklahoma: Signs of Ethnicity and Adaptation in Oklahoma Barns” webinar

August 30, 6 p.m.
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One event on April 26, 2022 at 6 p.m.

One event on June 28, 2022 at 6 p.m.

One event on August 30, 2022 at 6 p.m.

One event on October 25, 2022 at 6 p.m.

One event on December 27, 2022 at 6 p.m.

The State Historic Preservation Office is hosting a webinar series entitled "Shut the Door! Barns in Oklahoma" featuring presenters who specialize in barn history, construction, and restoration. On Tuesday, August 30, the topic will be "Signs of Ethnicity and Adaptation in Oklahoma Barns." These presentations will be held on the last Tuesday of every other month, beginning at 6 p.m. The webinars will be limited to the first 100 registrants. October 25 - "Oklahoma's Special Purpose Barns and Farm Structures"…

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From Institution to Inclusion: The History of disAbilities in Oklahoma exhibit closes

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

The interactive exhibit From Institution to Inclusion: The History of disAbilities in Oklahoma will be on display on the first floor of the Oklahoma History Center until August 30, 2022. Through digital photographs, From Institution to Inclusion will highlight Oklahoma’s disability pioneers. Guests will view images of the institutions, legislators, and citizens who fought to break down barriers; the organizations making a difference today; and self-advocates who continue to lead the charge for change. Visitors will have the opportunity to…

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Early Influencers: How Anna Overholser & Henry Ione Overholser Perry Set the Style for Oklahoma City Women, 1903–1929 exhibit closes

August 31
Henry and Anna Overholser Mansion, 405 NW 15th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73103

The exhibit, Early Influencers: How Anna Overholser & Henry Ione Overholser Perry Set the Style for Oklahoma City Women, 1903–1929, will be on display until Wednesday, August 31. The exhibit will feature fashions and accessories worn by/inspired by Anna and Henry Ione displayed on every floor of the historic home. A fashion timeline, as well as archival photos of the Overholser women and other trendsetters of the period, will be dotted throughout the displays.

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Antique Handkerchiefs exhibit closes

August 31
Fred and Addie Drummond Home, 305 North Price Avenue Hominy, OK 74035

The Fred and Addie Drummond Home will have a collection of antique handkerchiefs on display in the historic home through the month of August. The exhibit will bring a focus to the women of the home who made and carried hemmed squares of fabric to dab their noses or to dry a tear. Before the mass production of disposable facial tissues after the Spanish Flu of 1918, handkerchiefs were commonly carried by men and women. Women of the 19th century…

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September 2022

Working America: A Sam Comen Photography Exhibition opens

September 1
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

Working America: A Sam Comen Photography Exhibition, will open at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center on Thursday, September 1, 2022. In the exhibition, artist Sam Comen presents a series of portraits of American immigrants and first-generation Americans at work in the small, skilled trades as icons of the American experience. The subjects share stories of economic independence and struggle, belonging and exclusion, faith and fear, and service to both community and family. A variety of themes are explored in…

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Drummond Heirlooms exhibit opens

September 1
Fred and Addie Drummond Home, 305 North Price Avenue Hominy, OK 74035

For the entire month of September, family heirlooms belonging to the Fred and Addie Drummond family will be on display at the Victorian-style home they built in 1905. Once a year, the historic home brings out the artifacts belonging to the successful Osage County ranching family for the public to view. Articles of clothing, school memorabilia, sheet music, quilts, toys, and numerous attic treasures belonging to the Frederick and Adeline Drummond family will be on display from Thursday, September 1,…

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Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program online workshop

September 1, 1 p.m.2 p.m.
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One event on September 12, 2022 at 10 a.m.

The Oklahoma Historical Society will host two online workshops to inform the public about the Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program application process. The workshops will be Thursday, September 1 at 1 p.m. and Monday, September 12 at 10 a.m. In this online program, OHS Grants Administrator Nicole Harvey will provide guidance for groups interested in applying for the 2022/2023 grant cycle. Learn which organizations and projects are eligible, how to apply, and the criteria used to evaluate grant proposals. The…

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History Alive! on the Cherokee Strip

September 3, 11 a.m.3 p.m.
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One event on September 17, 2022 at 11 a.m.

One event on October 15, 2022 at 11 a.m.

One event on November 5, 2022 at 11 a.m.

One event on November 19, 2022 at 11 a.m.

One event on December 3, 2022 at 11 a.m.

One event on December 17, 2022 at 11 a.m.

Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

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

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History OffCenter: Trivia Night at Angry Scotsman Brewing

September 8, 6 p.m.
Angry Scotsmen Brewing, 704 W. Reno Ave Oklahoma City, OK

Can you name Oklahoma’s largest county by area? Do you know the Oklahoma hometown of the man who voiced Donald Duck? It’s time to dust off your thinking cap for Oklahoma Trivia Night! History OffCenter, a project of the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS), will host Oklahoma Trivia Night on Thursday, September 8, starting at 6 p.m. at Angry Scotsman Brewing, located at 704 W. Reno Ave. in Oklahoma City. Questions will cover topics including geography, politics, popular culture, sports, and…

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“Musket Demo Day” living history program

September 9, 10 a.m.3 p.m.
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One event on September 10, 2022 at 10 a.m.

Fort Gibson Historic Site, 907 North Garrison Avenue Fort Gibson, OK 74434

On Friday, September 9, and Saturday, September 10, Fort Gibson Historic Site will host a living history program based on the history of musket firearms and musket demonstrations. This program will run from 10 a.m. to noon and again from 1 to 3 p.m. Muskets were an important tool for soldiers and civilians in the region. The staff at Fort Gibson will detail the variety and use of muskets during the period during which Fort Gibson was active. The program…

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Quilting workshop with Martha Ray

September 10, 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 December 10, 2022

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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“Musket Demo Day” living history program

September 10, 10 a.m.3 p.m.
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One event on September 10, 2022 at 10 a.m.

Fort Gibson Historic Site, 907 North Garrison Avenue Fort Gibson, OK 74434

On Friday, September 9, and Saturday, September 10, Fort Gibson Historic Site will host a living history program based on the history of musket firearms and musket demonstrations. This program will run from 10 a.m. to noon and again from 1 to 3 p.m. Muskets were an important tool for soldiers and civilians in the region. The staff at Fort Gibson will detail the variety and use of muskets during the period during which Fort Gibson was active. The program…

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Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program online workshop

September 12, 10 a.m.11 a.m.
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One event on September 12, 2022 at 10 a.m.

The Oklahoma Historical Society will host two online workshops to inform the public about the Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program application process. The workshops will be Thursday, September 1 at 1 p.m. and Monday, September 12 at 10 a.m. In this online program, OHS Grants Administrator Nicole Harvey will provide guidance for groups interested in applying for the 2022/2023 grant cycle. Learn which organizations and projects are eligible, how to apply, and the criteria used to evaluate grant proposals. The…

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Tuesday Tunes at the Mansion featuring Hunter Thomas

September 13, 6 p.m.8 p.m.
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One event on August 23, 2022 at 6 p.m.

One event on September 13, 2022 at 6 p.m.

Henry and Anna Overholser Mansion, 405 NW 15th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Preservation Oklahoma, Inc. will be hosting a series of relaxed free summer concerts featuring local musician Hunter Thomas. The easy acoustic Tuesday Tunes at the Mansion concerts will be held on the lawn of the Henry and Anna Overholser Mansion on Tuesday nights, July 12, August 23, and September 13. 2022 Tuesday Tunes concerts are held from 6 to 8 p.m. This is a family-friendly event. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic, blankets, and chairs. Snow cones and other…

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Prairie to Palate outdoor dining experience and fundraiser

September 15, 6 p.m.8 p.m.
Pioneer Woman Museum and Statue, 701 Monument Road Ponca City, OK 74604

The Pioneer Woman Museum in Ponca City is excited to host its annual Prairie to Palate farm-to-table fundraising dinner on Thursday, September 15, 2022. The event will be held on the beautiful lawn of the Pioneer Woman Museum at 6 p.m., with the dinner catered by Stagecoach Catering and BBQ and Banana Crate. There will be live music, drinks, and a silent auction for an evening of fun. All proceeds will support the Pioneer Woman Museum and Statue. Tickets are…

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Thursday Night Lecture Series featuring Ted Reeds

September 15, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

Will Rogers Memorial Museum will have a Thursday Night Lecture Series in the museum theater on Thursday, September 15. The program will begin at 7 p.m. Architect Ted Reeds will give a presentation on the development and design of Art Deco architecture in the city of Tulsa and John Duncan Forsyth (1887–1963) who was the architect of the Will Rogers Memorial Museum. Forsyth was a Scottish-American architect who came to prominence working in the Tulsa area. For more information, please…

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“Traveling by Keelboat” living history program

September 16, 10 a.m.
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One event on September 16, 2022 at 1 p.m.

One event on September 16, 2022 at 3 p.m.

One event on September 17, 2022 at 10 a.m.

One event on September 17, 2022 at 1 p.m.

One event on September 17, 2022 at 3 p.m.

Fort Gibson Historic Site, 907 North Garrison Avenue Fort Gibson, OK 74434

On Friday, September 16, and Saturday, September 17, join the staff and volunteers at Fort Gibson Historic Site as they demonstrate the operations of a keelboat during a special riverside living history program. The tours to the riverside will run at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. on both days. These riverside demonstrations will show visitors the skills needed to operate a keelboat, which was the way goods and supplies were originally delivered to Fort Gibson. Guests are encouraged…

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“Traveling by Keelboat” living history program

September 16, 1 p.m.
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One event on September 16, 2022 at 1 p.m.

One event on September 16, 2022 at 3 p.m.

One event on September 17, 2022 at 1 p.m.

One event on September 17, 2022 at 1 p.m.

One event on September 17, 2022 at 3 p.m.

Fort Gibson Historic Site, 907 North Garrison Avenue Fort Gibson, OK 74434

On Friday, September 16, and Saturday, September 17, join the staff and volunteers at Fort Gibson Historic Site as they demonstrate the operations of a keelboat during a special riverside living history program. The tours to the riverside will run at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. on both days. These riverside demonstrations will show visitors the skills needed to operate a keelboat, which was the way goods and supplies were originally delivered to Fort Gibson. Guests are encouraged…

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“Traveling by Keelboat” living history program

September 16, 3 p.m.
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One event on September 16, 2022 at 1 p.m.

One event on September 16, 2022 at 3 p.m.

One event on September 17, 2022 at 3 p.m.

One event on September 17, 2022 at 1 p.m.

One event on September 17, 2022 at 3 p.m.

Fort Gibson Historic Site, 907 North Garrison Avenue Fort Gibson, OK 74434

On Friday, September 16, and Saturday, September 17, join the staff and volunteers at Fort Gibson Historic Site as they demonstrate the operations of a keelboat during a special riverside living history program. The tours to the riverside will run at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. on both days. These riverside demonstrations will show visitors the skills needed to operate a keelboat, which was the way goods and supplies were originally delivered to Fort Gibson. Guests are encouraged…

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Will’s Cowboy Trader Days at the Ranch

September 17, 10 a.m.5 p.m.
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One event on May 21, 2022 at 10 a.m.

One event on June 18, 2022 at 10 a.m.

One event on July 16, 2022 at 10 a.m.

One event on August 20, 2022 at 10 a.m.

One event on September 17, 2022 at 10 a.m.

One event on October 15, 2022 at 10 a.m.

Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 East 380 Road Oologah, OK 74053

On the third Saturday of the month from April to October, make the trip to the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in Oologah to take part in Will's Cowboy Trader Days. See locally handcrafted and homemade items, saddles, cowboy hats, tack, boots, and a variety of work created by local artisans from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is FREE. To learn more about events and programs at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum and Birthplace Ranch, visit www.willrogers.com, contact wrinfo@willrogers.com, or call 918-341-0719.…

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“Traveling by Keelboat” living history program

September 17, 10 a.m.
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One event on September 16, 2022 at 1 p.m.

One event on September 16, 2022 at 3 p.m.

One event on September 17, 2022 at 10 a.m.

One event on September 17, 2022 at 1 p.m.

One event on September 17, 2022 at 3 p.m.

Fort Gibson Historic Site, 907 North Garrison Avenue Fort Gibson, OK 74434

On Friday, September 16, and Saturday, September 17, join the staff and volunteers at Fort Gibson Historic Site as they demonstrate the operations of a keelboat during a special riverside living history program. The tours to the riverside will run at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. on both days. These riverside demonstrations will show visitors the skills needed to operate a keelboat, which was the way goods and supplies were originally delivered to Fort Gibson. Guests are encouraged…

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“A Long Walk in the Sun: Mexican-American War Days”

September 17, 10 a.m.2:30 p.m.
Fort Towson Historic Site, HC 63, Box 1580 Fort Towson, OK 74735

The Fort Towson Historic Site will host "A Long Walk in the Sun: Mexican American War Days" in mid-September. This event will feature an encampment set in the 1846-1848 time period of the Mexican-American War, educational presentations, and opportunities to interact with experts in the fields of artillery, military life in the 1840s, early Oklahoma forts, and the Mexican-American War. The public is invited to attend the free event, "A Long Walk in the Sun: Mexican-American War Days," at the…

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History Alive! on the Cherokee Strip

September 17, 11 a.m.3 p.m.
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One event on September 17, 2022 at 11 a.m.

One event on October 15, 2022 at 11 a.m.

One event on November 5, 2022 at 11 a.m.

One event on November 19, 2022 at 11 a.m.

One event on December 3, 2022 at 11 a.m.

One event on December 17, 2022 at 11 a.m.

Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

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

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Family Day at the Birthplace Ranch

September 17, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
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One event on May 21, 2022 at 1 p.m.

One event on July 16, 2022 at 1 p.m.

One event on August 20, 2022 at 1 p.m.

One event on September 17, 2022 at 1 p.m.

One event on October 15, 2022 at 1 p.m.

Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 East 380 Road Oologah, OK 74053

Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch will host Family Day at the Ranch from 1 to 3 p.m. Through 19th-century hands-on activities, crafts, games, and demonstrations, visitors will get a glimpse of what life was like in the early days of the ranch during Will Rogers’s childhood! Families can also enjoy hayride tours and mini hikes at the Birthplace Ranch. Family Day at the Ranch is free and open to the public, and donations are appreciated. Family Day themes: April 16 -…

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“Traveling by Keelboat” living history program

September 17, 1 p.m.
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One event on September 16, 2022 at 1 p.m.

One event on September 16, 2022 at 3 p.m.

One event on September 17, 2022 at 1 p.m.

One event on September 17, 2022 at 1 p.m.

One event on September 17, 2022 at 3 p.m.

Fort Gibson Historic Site, 907 North Garrison Avenue Fort Gibson, OK 74434

On Friday, September 16, and Saturday, September 17, join the staff and volunteers at Fort Gibson Historic Site as they demonstrate the operations of a keelboat during a special riverside living history program. The tours to the riverside will run at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. on both days. These riverside demonstrations will show visitors the skills needed to operate a keelboat, which was the way goods and supplies were originally delivered to Fort Gibson. Guests are encouraged…

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