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June 2020

History Alive! living history experience *Canceled*

June 6, 11 a.m.3 p.m.
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Every other Saturday in January and February
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

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“To Build a Mansion: Doors and Floors” living history presentation *Canceled*

June 12, 10 a.m.3 p.m.
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An event every day that begins at 10 a.m., repeating until June 13, 2020

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

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“To Build a Mansion: Doors and Floors” living history presentation *Canceled*

June 13, 10 a.m.3 p.m.
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An event every day that begins at 10 a.m., repeating until June 13, 2020

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

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“Genealogy of Marshal McCully” presentation by Jana Brown *Canceled*

June 13, 10 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

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Bright Golden Haze: Reflections exhibit opens

June 15, 10 a.m.5 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center (OHC) is proud to announce an invitation from Oklahoma Contemporary to participate in a multi-organization collaboration exhibition entitled Bright Golden Haze: Reflections. This exhibition is created in conjunction with Bright Golden Haze, the inaugural exhibition at Oklahoma Contemporary. The OHC outdoor installation will open to the public on June 15 and remain on display until August 15. Oklahoma Contemporary is an organization founded over three decades ago to encourage artistic expression in all its forms through…

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Summer Solstice Walks *Canceled*

June 20
Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center, 18154 First Street Spiro, OK 74959

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Guided Tours *Canceled*

June 20
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One event on June 27, 2020 at 12 a.m.

One event on July 11, 2020 at 12 a.m.

One event on July 18, 2020 at 12 a.m.

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

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History Alive! living history experience *Canceled*

June 20, 11 a.m.3 p.m.
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Every other Saturday in January and February
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

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Ice Cream Social *Canceled*

June 20, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

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Guided Tours *Canceled*

June 27
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One event on June 27, 2020 at 12 a.m.

One event on July 11, 2020 at 12 a.m.

One event on July 18, 2020 at 12 a.m.

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

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

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

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July 2020

Guided Tours *Canceled*

July 11
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One event on June 27, 2020 at 12 a.m.

One event on July 11, 2020 at 12 a.m.

One event on July 18, 2020 at 12 a.m.

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

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Historic Preservation Review Committee Meeting

July 16, 1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
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This committee meets quarterly.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), is pleased to announce the Oklahoma Historic Preservation Review Committee’s (HPRC) meeting schedule for calendar year 2020. 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 archeologist, Norman); Shirley Ballard Nero (historian, Clearview); Jana Phillips (architectural historian, Stillwater); and, Charles Wallis (historical…

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Guided Tours *Canceled*

July 18
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One event on June 27, 2020 at 12 a.m.

One event on July 11, 2020 at 12 a.m.

One event on July 18, 2020 at 12 a.m.

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

This event has been canceled.

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“America the Beautiful” Kilgen Organ performance featuring Brett Valliant *Postponed*

July 20, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

This event has been postponed and will be rescheduled for October.

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National History Day Boot Camp *Canceled*

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

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August 2020

Back to School Bash

August 6, 4 p.m.6 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Educators, get ready for resources galore! Come to the Oklahoma History Center on Thursday, August 6, from 4 to 6 p.m. Find out about 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 online form. Register Online  Request a Table

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Bright Golden Haze: Reflections exhibit closes

August 15, 10 a.m.5 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center (OHC) is proud to announce an invitation from Oklahoma Contemporary to participate in a multi-organization collaboration exhibition entitled Bright Golden Haze: Reflections. This exhibition is created in conjunction with Bright Golden Haze, the inaugural exhibition at Oklahoma Contemporary. The OHC outdoor installation will open to the public on June 15 and remain on display until August 15. Oklahoma Contemporary is an organization founded over three decades ago to encourage artistic expression in all its forms through…

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Traditional Trades Day *Canceled*

August 29
Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

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Blacksmithing Demonstrations

August 31, 5 p.m.7 p.m.
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An event every month that begins at 5 p.m. on day Last of the month, repeating until December 28, 2020

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

Visit the Cherokee Strip Museum in Perry on the last Monday of each month for Blacksmithing Demonstrations in the blacksmith shop. The demonstrations will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Guests can enjoy watching the craftsmen work and will have an opportunity for hands-on experiences. This educational event is free to attend, but donations are appreciated. For more information please call 580-336-2405.

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September 2020

Cast-Iron Cooking class

September 19, 9 a.m.1 p.m.
Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

The Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher will host a Cast-Iron Cooking class on Saturday, September 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. In this casual, fun class, students will learn to care for and cook in cast-iron cookware. Participants will create a Dutch oven delight and participate in a group meal. The class will explore child-friendly, historical and modern recipes while learning backyard cooking. This class is restricted to children ages 10 and older with an adult. The cost for…

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OkNHD Library Day

September 24, 10:30 a.m.4 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Join us for our annual OkNHD Library Day at the Oklahoma History Center on Thursday, September 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students will research in the Research Center and attend workshops for in-depth instruction on History Day fundamentals. OkNHD Library Day is free for teachers, students, and chaperones! Registration opens August 13 and closes September 17.

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Blacksmithing Demonstrations

September 28, 5 p.m.7 p.m.
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An event every month that begins at 5 p.m. on day Last of the month, repeating until December 28, 2020

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

Visit the Cherokee Strip Museum in Perry on the last Monday of each month for Blacksmithing Demonstrations in the blacksmith shop. The demonstrations will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Guests can enjoy watching the craftsmen work and will have an opportunity for hands-on experiences. This educational event is free to attend, but donations are appreciated. For more information please call 580-336-2405.

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October 2020

Chuck Wagon Gathering and Dinner

October 3
Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

The Chisholm Trail Museum will host a day filled with cowboy fun on Saturday, October 3. Visitors can drop in and see a variety of working chuck wagons from across the region as they prepare some favorite dishes. Free daytime activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. will include music, Dutch oven cooking demonstrations, Straka longhorns, gunfights, music and more. The museum will offer a ticketed chuck wagon dinner beginning at 4 p.m. that will include chicken-fried steak, potatoes, biscuits,…

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Historic Preservation Review Committee Meeting

October 15, 1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
|Recurring Event (See all)
This committee meets quarterly.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), is pleased to announce the Oklahoma Historic Preservation Review Committee’s (HPRC) meeting schedule for calendar year 2020. 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 archeologist, Norman); Shirley Ballard Nero (historian, Clearview); Jana Phillips (architectural historian, Stillwater); and, Charles Wallis (historical…

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Blacksmithing Demonstrations

October 26, 5 p.m.7 p.m.
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5 p.m. on day Last of the month, repeating until December 28, 2020

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

Visit the Cherokee Strip Museum in Perry on the last Monday of each month for Blacksmithing Demonstrations in the blacksmith shop. The demonstrations will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Guests can enjoy watching the craftsmen work and will have an opportunity for hands-on experiences. This educational event is free to attend, but donations are appreciated. For more information please call 580-336-2405.

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“Cemetery Symbols: Carved in Stone” program

October 31, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Join us as we explore the meaning behind historic gravestones on Saturday, October 31, from 1 to 3 p.m. Gravestones and cemeteries are rich in a language of symbols. Symbols can be difficult to interpret because their meaning changes over time. By examining the grave markers, one can learn more than just the person’s name. This class will provide the skills necessary to investigate the past through tombstones. The cost is $5 for OHS members and $10 for nonmembers. Registration…

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