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February 2021

“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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“Reclaiming History: Our Native Daughters” panel event (virtual)

February 26, 11 a.m.

As a Smithsonian Affiliate, the Oklahoma History Center will host a live-streamed panel event with musicians Amythyst Kiah, Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla, and Allison Russell of Our Native Daughters. The musicians will discuss their history and music Friday, February 26 at 11 a.m. Visit the Oklahoma History Center's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/okhistorycenter to watch the live stream. The Oklahoma History Center will also stream the Smithsonian program Reclaiming History: Our Native Daughters on Facebook from February 23 to 26. The…

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Movie Night featuring Laurel and Hardy in Sons of the Desert (1933)

February 26, 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, February 26 featuring Laurel and Hardy in Sons of the Desert (1933). Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the movies beginning at 7 p.m.

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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

“Life at Hunter’s Home: Women of Hunter’s Home” begins (virtual)

During the month of March, Hunter’s Home in Park Hill will continue its “Life at Hunter’s Home” subscription Facebook page with a focus on Women’s History Month. “Life at Hunter’s Home: Women of Hunter’s Home” will present the women of Hunter’s Home and their roles and responsibilities, including Minerva and Amanda Murrell’s duties as mistress of the plantation, the jobs and responsibilities of the enslaved women, and the daily activities described in Emily Murrell’s journal. “Life at Hunter’s Home” is…

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“African American Women’s Activism in Historical Perspective” program (virtual)

As a Smithsonian Affiliate, the Oklahoma History Center will offer a virtual portal to the Smithsonian program, “African American Women’s Activism in Historical Perspective,” on Wednesday, March 3, at 6 p.m. This event is free to watch on Zoom, but preregistration is required. This program is part of a series of Smithsonian Affiliations’ Virtual Scholar Talks celebrating Women’s History Month, as well as discussing the Smithsonian’s latest book, Smithsonian American Women. It will highlight objects related to African American women’s…

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“Lena Richard and Julia Child: Two Women Who Changed Culinary History” program (virtual)

As a Smithsonian Affiliate, the Oklahoma History Center will offer a virtual portal to the Smithsonian program, “Lena Richard and Julia Child: Two Women Who Changed Culinary History,” on Wednesday, March 10, at 6 p.m. This event is free to watch on Zoom, but preregistration is required. This program is part of a series of Smithsonian Affiliations’ Virtual Scholar Talks celebrating Women’s History Month, as well as discussing the Smithsonian’s latest book, Smithsonian American Women. Through their cookbooks, teaching, and…

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Quilting workshop with Martha Ray

March 13, 9 a.m.11 a.m.
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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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Spring Break activities

March 15, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
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Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

The Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore will host Spring Break activities March 15–19 from 1 to 3 p.m. daily. Kids will have the opportunity learn about the life of Will Rogers while they participate in hands-on 19th-century activities, make paper airplanes, play a modified game of polo, and make their own movie posters, among other fun activities. The week of fun will wrap up on Friday with the annual Talent Show. Participants will be divided into two age groups:…

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Spring Break activities

March 16, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
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Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

The Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore will host Spring Break activities March 15–19 from 1 to 3 p.m. daily. Kids will have the opportunity learn about the life of Will Rogers while they participate in hands-on 19th-century activities, make paper airplanes, play a modified game of polo, and make their own movie posters, among other fun activities. The week of fun will wrap up on Friday with the annual Talent Show. Participants will be divided into two age groups:…

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Spring Break activities

March 17, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
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Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

The Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore will host Spring Break activities March 15–19 from 1 to 3 p.m. daily. Kids will have the opportunity learn about the life of Will Rogers while they participate in hands-on 19th-century activities, make paper airplanes, play a modified game of polo, and make their own movie posters, among other fun activities. The week of fun will wrap up on Friday with the annual Talent Show. Participants will be divided into two age groups:…

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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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“Women in Aerospace: Stories from the Smithsonian Collection” program (virtual)

March 17, 4 p.m.6 p.m.

As a Smithsonian Affiliate, the Oklahoma History Center will offer a virtual portal to the Smithsonian program, “Women in Aerospace: Stories from the Smithsonian Collection,” on Wednesday, March 17, at 4 p.m. This event is free to watch on Zoom, but preregistration is required. This program is part of a series of Smithsonian Affiliations’ Virtual Scholar Talks celebrating Women’s History Month, as well as discussing the Smithsonian’s latest book, Smithsonian American Women. Featured speaker Dr. Margaret Weitekamp, Curator and Department…

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Spring Break activities

March 18, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
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Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

The Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore will host Spring Break activities March 15–19 from 1 to 3 p.m. daily. Kids will have the opportunity learn about the life of Will Rogers while they participate in hands-on 19th-century activities, make paper airplanes, play a modified game of polo, and make their own movie posters, among other fun activities. The week of fun will wrap up on Friday with the annual Talent Show. Participants will be divided into two age groups:…

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Vernal Equinox Walks

March 19
Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center, 18154 First Street Spiro, OK 74959

Come celebrate the beginning of spring a little differently this year. On Friday, March 19, there will be a series of guided Vernal Equinox Walks at Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center where visitors can learn from an archaeologist about the spring equinox. There will be walks at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7 p.m., led by archaeologist and manager Dennis Peterson. Each walk will take about two hours and require a mile of easy walking. Peterson will tell about this unique,…

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Spring Break activities

March 19, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
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An event every day that begins at 1 p.m., repeating until March 19, 2021

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

The Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore will host Spring Break activities March 15–19 from 1 to 3 p.m. daily. Kids will have the opportunity learn about the life of Will Rogers while they participate in hands-on 19th-century activities, make paper airplanes, play a modified game of polo, and make their own movie posters, among other fun activities. The week of fun will wrap up on Friday with the annual Talent Show. Participants will be divided into two age groups:…

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“Ancient Worlds Contemporary Selves: Smithsonian Scholars Explore Intersectionality” program (virtual)

As a Smithsonian Affiliate, the Oklahoma History Center will offer a virtual portal to the Smithsonian program, “Ancient Worlds Contemporary Selves: Smithsonian Scholars Explore Intersectionality,” on Wednesday, March 24, at 6 p.m. This event is free to watch on Zoom, but preregistration is required. This program is part of a series of Smithsonian Affiliations’ Virtual Scholar Talks celebrating Women’s History Month, as well as discussing the Smithsonian’s latest book, Smithsonian American Women. In this discussion, scholars from the National Museum…

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Movie Night featuring Mr. Skitch (1933)

March 26, 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, March 26 featuring Will Rogers in Mr. Skitch (1933). Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the movies beginning at 7 p.m. 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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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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“Life at Hunter’s Home: Women of Hunter’s Home” concludes (virtual)

During the month of March, Hunter’s Home in Park Hill will continue its “Life at Hunter’s Home” subscription Facebook page with a focus on Women’s History Month. “Life at Hunter’s Home: Women of Hunter’s Home” will present the women of Hunter’s Home and their roles and responsibilities, including Minerva and Amanda Murrell’s duties as mistress of the plantation, the jobs and responsibilities of the enslaved women, and the daily activities described in Emily Murrell’s journal. “Life at Hunter’s Home” is…

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“Women Artists Respond to Place” program (virtual)

As a Smithsonian Affiliate, the Oklahoma History Center will offer a virtual portal to the Smithsonian program, “Women Artists Respond to Place,” on Wednesday, March 31, at 4 p.m. This event is free to watch on Zoom, but preregistration is required. This program is part of a series of Smithsonian Affiliations’ Virtual Scholar Talks celebrating Women’s History Month, as well as discussing the Smithsonian’s latest book, Smithsonian American Women. In this discussion, the significance of landscapes, places, and narratives of…

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April 2021

Hammered Aluminum Ware exhibit opens

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

The Fred and Addie Drummond Home will host the exhibit Hammered Aluminum Ware during the month of April. Visitors can view beautiful examples of hammered aluminum metalware, such as salad dishes, cookie trays, and pitchers with matching tumblers.

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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.
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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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Historic Preservation Review Committee Meeting

April 15, 1:30 p.m.
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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 as scholars, students, historians, and authors from across the state and country share the history and culture of Oklahoma. This year’s lineup will include eleven scheduled sessions, two programs, and eleven on-demand sessions. The entire conference will be online, including a special tribute to the late Steve Ripley from the Red Dirt Rangers and the Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. We are proud to announce the conference keynote speaker will be celebrated poet, author, and musician Joy Harjo.

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Gardening 101 class

April 24, 9 a.m.12 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Join us for Gardening 101 at the Oklahoma History Center on Saturday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to noon. Learn gardening fundamentals and tips in the beautiful gardens of the Red River Journey at the Oklahoma History Center! The cost is $10 for OHS members and $15 for nonmembers. Registration opens March 12 and closes April 16.

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Hammered Aluminum Ware exhibit closes

April 30
Fred and Addie Drummond Home, 305 North Price Avenue Hominy, OK 74035

The Fred and Addie Drummond Home will host the exhibit Hammered Aluminum Ware during the month of April. Visitors can view beautiful examples of hammered aluminum metalware, such as salad dishes, cookie trays, and pitchers with matching tumblers. During the early 1900s up to the 1950s, when most housewives were expected to entertain, many would use cheaper, lighter hammered aluminum for their card games, birthday celebrations, church events, and monthly coffee socials with the neighbors. With many metals being in…

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May 2021

Milliner (hat-making) class

May 1, 10:30 a.m.4 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Learn the history of Edwardian milliners and create your own hat in the Oklahoma History Center’s Milliner class on Saturday, May 1, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. This class is recommended for ages twelve and up. Space is limited! Registration is $50 for OHS members and $70 for nonmembers; all supplies are included. Registration opens on March 18 and closes on April 23.

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Quilting workshop with Martha Ray

May 8, 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 Route 66 Centennial Commission meeting

May 18, 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.
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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

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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Brush Calligraphy class

June 26, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Learn basic brush and pen strokes to create beautiful pieces of art in the Oklahoma History Center's Brush Calligraphy class on  Saturday, June 26, from 1 to 3 p.m. This class is recommended for ages twelve and up. The cost is $10 for OHS members and $20 for nonmembers; all supplies are included. Registration opens May 14 and closes June 18.

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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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