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January 2021

Movie Night featuring Baby Brother (1927) and Telling Whoppers (1926)

January 29, 7 p.m.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

The Will Rogers Memorial Museum will host a Movie Night on Friday, January 29. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the movies beginning at 7 p.m. Featured movies will be Our Gang’s Baby Brother (1927) and Telling Whoppers (1926). Admission is free, but tickets must be reserved in advance because of limited seating. Please call 918-343-8113 or visit www.willrogers.com/shindig to reserve your ticket.

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Knitting class (virtual and on-site)

January 30, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center will present a knitting class on Saturday, January 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. Participants will learn basic knitting stitches and tips to create your own masterpieces! Knitting needles and yarn will be provided. This class will be available both in a socially distanced classroom and through virtual instruction. Registration is $15 for OHS members and $20 for nonmembers. This class is designed for learners twelve and older. Registration closes on January 25. Register Online  

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“Life at Hunter’s Home: The Lady of the House” concludes (virtual)

During the month of January 2021 Hunter’s Home will continue digital programming centered on the lady of the house, Minerva Ross Murrell. The “Life at Hunter’s Home” Facebook group is a way to engage in the site’s events and programs from home while keeping safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. January programs will focus on medicine, mourning practices, and birthday celebrations in the 19th century. Beginning on January 5, the programming with explore 19th-century medicines and illnesses that correlate to the…

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February 2021

World War I: Lessons and Legacies exhibit opens

February 2
Oklahoma Territorial Museum and Carnegie Library, 406 East Oklahoma Avenue Guthrie, OK 73044

On February 2, the Oklahoma Territorial Museum and Carnegie Library will open a new Smithsonian traveling exhibit about America’s role in World War I, the “War to End All Wars.”

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A Place for All People: Introducing the National Museum of African American History and Culture exhibit opens

February 2
Oklahoma Territorial Museum and Carnegie Library, 406 East Oklahoma Avenue Guthrie, OK 73044

The Smithsonian Institution opened its newest museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), on September 24, 2016. The celebration continues and reaches beyond Washington, DC, to Guthrie as the Oklahoma Territorial Museum and Carnegie Library presents A Place for All People: Introducing the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The commemorative poster exhibition will be on view from February 2 to May 31, 2021. Organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) in collaboration…

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Antique Doll exhibit opens

February 3
Fred and Addie Drummond Home, 305 North Price Avenue Hominy, OK 74035

The Fred and Addie Drummond Home in Hominy will host an exhibit of antique dolls throughout the month of February. The exhibit will feature a wide array of German-made dolls, including dolls by Armand Marseille, Kestner, and Koppelsdorf. There also will be a large group of china and porcelain dolls. If you are a doll collector, an avid doll lover, or a mother or grandmother with a special little girl or girls who love dolls, this exhibit is sure to…

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“Life at Hunter’s Home: Voices of Enslaved People” begins (virtual)

Hunter’s Home in Park Hill will commemorate Black History Month with programming that gives voice to the enslaved residents of the home. During the month of February, visitors can join the “Life at Hunter’s Home” Facebook group. This online offering is a way to engage with the site’s events and programs virtually while keeping safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. February programming will feature many of the people who lived and performed slave labor on the plantation, such as Susan, Ike, Nelson, Eliza,…

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History Alive! Colonial History *Canceled*

February 4, 7 p.m.
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Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

This event has been canceled.

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History Alive! Colonial History *Canceled*

February 5, 7 p.m.
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An event every day that begins at 7 p.m., repeating until February 5, 2021

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

This event has been canceled.

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“Blacks on the Oklahoma Frontier: Lawmen, Outlaws, Cowboys, Cowgirls, and Rodeos,” the third Oklahoma African American Film Festival (virtual)

On Saturday, February 6, 2021, at 6 p.m. the OHS Black Heritage Committee will present “Blacks on the Oklahoma Frontier: Lawmen, Outlaws, Cowboys, Cowgirls, and Rodeos,” the third Oklahoma African American Film Festival. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s festival will be held virtually. The focus of this year’s festival is African American pioneers on the Oklahoma frontier. Topics will include notorious outlaws such as Crawford Goldsby, better known as Cherokee Bill, and fearless lawmen like Deputy US Marshal…

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“Indian Territory, 1863: Strategy & Logistics in the Decisive Year” presentation by Dr. Zac Cowsert (virtual)

Honey Springs Battlefield will host “Indian Territory, 1863: Strategy & Logistics in the Decisive Year,” a live virtual lecture on Friday, February 12 at 2 p.m. CST (3 EST). In this hour-long lecture, Dr. Zac Cowsert will explore both Union and Confederate strategies, logistical hurdles, and key engagements of the Civil War’s most decisive year in Indian Territory. A unique theater of the Civil War, commanders in Indian Territory commanded biracial and triracial armies, managed large refugee populations, and struggled…

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Quilting workshop with Martha Ray

February 13, 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, 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.

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Oklahoma Route 66 Centennial Commission meeting

February 23, 1:30 p.m.
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One event on May 18, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on August 24, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on November 9, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.

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

Agendas will be posted at www.okhistory.org/commission twenty-four hours before the meeting. Unless otherwise indicated, meetings will be held at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, 73105.

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“Life at Hunter’s Home: Voices of Enslaved People” concludes (virtual)

Hunter’s Home in Park Hill will commemorate Black History Month with programming that gives voice to the enslaved residents of the home. During the month of February, visitors can join the “Life at Hunter’s Home” Facebook group. This online offering is a way to engage with the site’s events and programs virtually while keeping safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. February programming will feature many of the people who lived and performed slave labor on the plantation, such as Susan, Ike, Nelson, Eliza,…

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Antique Doll exhibit closes

February 27
Fred and Addie Drummond Home, 305 North Price Avenue Hominy, OK 74035

The Fred and Addie Drummond Home in Hominy will host an exhibit of antique dolls throughout the month of February. The exhibit will feature a wide array of German-made dolls, including dolls by Armand Marseille, Kestner, and Koppelsdorf. There also will be a large group of china and porcelain dolls. If you are a doll collector, an avid doll lover, or a mother or grandmother with a special little girl or girls who love dolls, this exhibit is sure to…

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Bonnet making workshop

February 27, 9 a.m.4 p.m.
Chisholm Trail Museum and Horizon Hill, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

On Saturday, February 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Chisholm Trail Museum will hold a bonnet making workshop. Participants will create a button crown bonnet in the style of those worn in the 1890s through the early 1900s. The class will be taught by Marna Davis, “the Domestic Lady’s Dressmaker.” The button crown bonnet’s design comes from Davis’s personal collection. The bonnet is made in two pieces with the crown and skirt buttoned to the brim, allowing for easier…

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March 2021

Quilting workshop with Martha Ray

March 13, 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, 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.

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The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound film screening

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

The Oklahoma History Center will host a screening of The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound (2013) on Saturday, March 27, from 1 to 3 p.m. Celebrate Women’s History Month by exploring the story of over 100,000 brave young women who made an unusual decision to leave home and travel west. They worked as waitresses along the railroad, opening the doors of the West to women. Learn about Oklahoma’s own Harvey Houses and the impact that the Harvey Girls made on the progress of…

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April 2021

Tying the Knot exhibit closes

April 3
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

On Friday, January 15, the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center (CSRHC) in Enid opened a new temporary exhibit entitled Tying the Knot.

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Quilting workshop with Martha Ray

April 10, 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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Historic Preservation Review Committee Meeting

April 15, 1:30 p.m.
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An event every 3 months that begins at 1:30 p.m. on day Third of the month, repeating until October 21, 2021

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. 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 archeologist, Norman). The HPRC’s…

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America’s National Parks at 100 film screening

April 17, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Celebrate Earth Day and Oklahoma’s state and national parks with the Smithsonian film, America’s National Parks at 100 (2016). The Oklahoma History Center will screen this film on Saturday, April 17, from 1 to 3 p.m.

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Oklahoma Historical Society Board of Directors meeting

April 21, 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)

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, 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 Route 66 Centennial Commission meeting

May 18, 1:30 p.m.
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One event on May 18, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on August 24, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on November 9, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.

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

Agendas will be posted at www.okhistory.org/commission twenty-four hours before the meeting. Unless otherwise indicated, meetings will be held at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, 73105.

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Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting

May 19, 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.

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A Place for All People: Introducing the National Museum of African American History and Culture exhibit closes

May 31
Oklahoma Territorial Museum and Carnegie Library, 406 East Oklahoma Avenue Guthrie, OK 73044

The Smithsonian Institution opened its newest museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), on September 24, 2016. The celebration continues and reaches beyond Washington, DC, to Guthrie as the Oklahoma Territorial Museum and Carnegie Library presents A Place for All People: Introducing the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The commemorative poster exhibition will be on view from February 2 to May 31, 2021. Organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) in collaboration…

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June 2021

Quilting workshop with Martha Ray

June 12, 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, 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.

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July 2021

Historic Preservation Review Committee Meeting

July 15, 1:30 p.m.
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An event every 3 months that begins at 1:30 p.m. on day Third of the month, repeating until October 21, 2021

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. 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 archeologist, Norman). The HPRC’s…

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Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting

July 21, 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.

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Oklahoma Historical Society Board of Directors meeting

July 28, 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, 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.

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Oklahoma Route 66 Centennial Commission meeting

August 24, 1:30 p.m.
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One event on May 18, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on August 24, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on November 9, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.

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

Agendas will be posted at www.okhistory.org/commission twenty-four hours before the meeting. Unless otherwise indicated, meetings will be held at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, 73105.

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September 2021

Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting

September 15, 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.

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October 2021

Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting

October 20, 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.

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Historic Preservation Review Committee Meeting

October 21, 1:30 p.m.
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 3 months that begins at 1:30 p.m. on day Third of the month, repeating until October 21, 2021

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. 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 archeologist, Norman). The HPRC’s…

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