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September 2019

Broadway Comes to Altus: Act III

September 16, 7 p.m.9 p.m.
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An event every day that begins at 7 p.m., repeating until September 17, 2019

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

The Museum of the Western Prairie is excited to host Broadway Comes to Altus: Act III on Monday, September 16, and Tuesday, September 17. Performances will begin at 7 p.m. Enjoy an evening of tunes from some of your favorite Broadway musicals, all performed by local musicians under the direction of Donna Tucker. The performances are free to attend and refreshments will be served. Seating is limited to 100 individuals at each performance, so reserve your seat today by calling…

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Broadway Comes to Altus: Act III

September 17, 7 p.m.9 p.m.
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An event every day that begins at 7 p.m., repeating until September 17, 2019

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

The Museum of the Western Prairie is excited to host Broadway Comes to Altus: Act III on Monday, September 16, and Tuesday, September 17. Performances will begin at 7 p.m. Enjoy an evening of tunes from some of your favorite Broadway musicals, all performed by local musicians under the direction of Donna Tucker. The performances are free to attend and refreshments will be served. Seating is limited to 100 individuals at each performance, so reserve your seat today by calling…

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OkNHD Fall Library Day

September 18, 10:30 a.m.2 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Join us for our annual OkNHD Fall Library Day at the Oklahoma History Center on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students will research in the library and attend workshops for help with their projects. OkNHD Library Day is free for teachers, students, and chaperones! Register Online

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Mysteries of the Mansion tour – Sold Out

September 19, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Henry Overholser Mansion, 405 NW 15th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73103

This event is sold out! Visit the Henry Overholser Mansion in Oklahoma City for a Mysteries of the Mansion tour on Thursday at 7 p.m. This extended tour allows guests to tour the mansion at night, examine archival materials, and hear some amazing stories. Guests are asked to RSVP in advance and the cost is $20 per person. To make a reservation for this special tour, please call 405-525-5325 or email overholsermansion@preservationok.org. The Overholser Mansion is owned by the OHS…

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Urban Campout

September 20, 4 p.m.September 21, 10 a.m.
Henry Overholser Mansion, 405 NW 15th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Join Preservation Oklahoma, Inc., for Urban Campout, a fun evening under the stars on the grounds of the Overholser Mansion from 4 p.m. on Friday, September 20, to 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 21. The evening will feature outdoor activities, a tour of the mansion and sleeping under the beautiful Oklahoma sky. On-site security is provided. The cost is $100 per campsite, which includes space for up to six people or a six-person tent (or smaller). Campers and RVs are welcome…

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Smithsonian magazine’s annual Museum Day

September 21

Multiple OHS museums and sites will participate in Smithsonian magazine's annual Museum Day on Saturday, September 21. On this day only, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution's Washington, DC-based facilities, which offer free admission every day. Museum Day is a one-day event in which participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. Participants are allowed to download one ticket per email address. The ticket…

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“More Than a Spit Bath” program presented by Martha Ray

September 21, 10 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

On Saturday, September 21, at 10 a.m. the Sod House Museum will host a program titled “More Than a Spit Bath,” presented by Martha Ray. Ray will address everyday life in the 1800s, explaining the challenges that were faced during a typical day in the 19th century. Audience members will be encouraged to think about their answers to questions like, “Could you survive in a world without electricity?” and “What would you do for entertainment?” Ray’s presentation will cover topics…

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Archaeological workshop and 2019 Most Endangered Places exhibit

September 21, 11 a.m.2 p.m.
Henry Overholser Mansion, 405 NW 15th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Join us on Saturday, September 21, for an interactive workshop led by the Oklahoma Archeological Survey at Henry Overholser Mansion. The workshop will last from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the discussion of prehistory and what to do if you have found a site beginning at 1 p.m. This free workshop will be presented by research faculty from the Oklahoma Archeological Survey (OAS) at the University of Oklahoma. Workshops will contain activities for all ages and are open to the…

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Canning and Preserving class

September 21, 1 p.m.4 p.m.
Oklahoma State University Oklahoma County Extension Center, 2500 Northeast 63rd Street Oklahoma City, OK 73111

Come learn how to can and preserve jelly with Extension Educator Taylor Conner at the Oklahoma State University Oklahoma County Extension Center on Saturday, September 21, from 1 to 4 p.m. This class is for ages twelve and older, and registration is $20 for OHS members and $30 for the general public. Registration opens August 10. For more information, please email education@okhistory.org. Register Online

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“Harvesting Hay with Draft Horses” Demonstrations

September 21, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Fort Towson Historic Site, HC 63, Box 1580 Fort Towson, OK 74735

Fort Towson Historic Site will host “Harvesting Hay with Draft Horses” Demonstrations on Saturday, September 21, at 1 p.m. Learn about the history of harvesting and storing hay—from cutting it by hand to using horse power to harvest winter feed. Draft horses will be on site performing various tasks associated with harvesting hay. Bring the entire family to this exciting and educational event! For more information please contact John Davis at 580-873-2634 or jdavis@okhistory.org.

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Autumnal Equinox Walks

September 23
Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center, 18154 First Street Spiro, OK 74959

Come to Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center on Monday, September 23, 2019, for the Autumnal Equinox Walks. As the end of summer nears and crops are ready for harvest, the time of the year arrives for the most important of ceremonies for the eastern American Indians, the Busk or Green Corn Ceremony. The Green Corn Ceremony was a harvest and renewal ceremony that took place around the autumnal equinox in the Spiro area. On September 23 there will be three walks…

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Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program presentation by Nicole Harvey

September 23, 1 p.m.2 p.m.
Idabel Public Library, 103 East Main Street Idabel, OK 74745

The Oklahoma Historical Society will be hosting regional presentations to educate the public about the Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program. Grants Administrator Nicole Harvey will present information about the grants program including eligibility requirements, typical projects, and the application process. She will be available to answer questions regarding the program during and following the presentation. On Monday, September 23, at 1 p.m. a presentation will be held at the Idabel Public Library. The library is located at 103 East Main…

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“Pioneer Life” Home School Day

September 25
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid will host a “Pioneer Life” Home School Day on Wednesday, September 25. Children ages 8–14 may register for a fun-filled day—all about making the land run and living in the Cherokee Strip prior to Oklahoma statehood. Experience life in a Victorian Home, grind corn, and practice planting seeds! Guests will also learn about surveying and claiming a homestead. The cost is $6 per person. Bring a sack lunch. If you wish to…

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Prairie to Palate outdoor dining experience and fundraiser

September 26
Pioneer Woman Museum, 701 Monument Road Ponca City, OK 74604

The Pioneer Woman Museum in Ponca City is excited to host its fourth annual Prairie to Palate fundraising dinner on Thursday, September 26, at 5:30 p.m. A meal will be served at 6 p.m. Prairie to Palate is an outdoor, farm-to-table dining experience and will feature a menu crafted by Chef Jeff Denton of TS Fork. Enjoy a night of delicious fare, live music by Summerland, and a silent auction! Tickets are $60 per person or $100 per couple. Table…

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Claremore Museum Night and Open House

September 26
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One event on October 31, 2019 at 12 a.m.

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

Will Rogers Memorial Museum is excited to participate in Claremore Museum Night downtown, along with an Open House at the museum. There will be free museum admission from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information please call 918-341-0719 or visit www.willrogers.com/upcoming-events.

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

September 27, 10 a.m.3 p.m.
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An event every day that begins at 10 a.m., repeating until September 28, 2019

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

Fort Towson Historic Site will be the setting for “A Long Walk in the Sun: Mexican-American War Days,” a Mexican-American War encampment September 27–28, 2019. Camps featuring US dragoons, artillery, cavalry, and infantry. Living history demonstrations and drills will be held each day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information about the event, please call John Davis at 580-873-2634 or email jdavis@okhistory.org. Reenactors interested in participating should email garrettmussett@yahoo.com. Fort Towson Historic Site is located north of US…

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Will Rogers Movie Night

September 27, 7 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 in its newly renovated theater on Friday, September 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 event is free to attend thanks to sponsorship by the Bank of Commerce. Please call 918-341-0719 for more information.

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Oklahoma Landscapes: Watercolors by Derald Swineford exhibit closes

September 28
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

The Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus opened a new exhibit on July 2 titled Oklahoma Landscapes: Watercolors by Derald Swineford. The exhibit will run until September 28. Derald Swineford was the chair of the Art Department at the Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, later called the Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts (now the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma) from 1946 to 1975 and was a prolific artist in a variety of media. This retrospective focuses…

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15th Annual Western Heritage Weekend and Tom Mix Festival

September 28
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An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until September 29, 2019

Tom Mix Museum, 721 North Delaware Street Dewey, OK 74029

Dewey keeps the spirit of Tom Mix and the Old West alive with the 15th Annual Western Heritage Weekend and Tom Mix Festival on Saturday, September 28, and Sunday, September 29. Voted True West magazine’s “Reader’s Choice for Best Old West Event,” this two-day festival features the best in family fun and historical entertainment. Dewey will come alive with the sounds of longhorn cattle, stagecoaches, and even a bank robbery. Be sure to visit the Tom Mix Museum, which will…

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

September 28, 10 a.m.3 p.m.
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An event every day that begins at 10 a.m., repeating until September 28, 2019

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

Fort Towson Historic Site will be the setting for “A Long Walk in the Sun: Mexican-American War Days,” a Mexican-American War encampment September 27–28, 2019. Camps featuring US dragoons, artillery, cavalry, and infantry. Living history demonstrations and drills will be held each day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information about the event, please call John Davis at 580-873-2634 or email jdavis@okhistory.org. Reenactors interested in participating should email garrettmussett@yahoo.com. Fort Towson Historic Site is located north of US…

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“Pioneer Soup” Family Fun Day

September 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 regular museum admission and all family members are encouraged to participate. The theme for Saturday, September 28, will be “Pioneer Soup.” Attendees will learn about pioneer harvesting and the preservation of vegetables. Each guest can also put together a jar of…

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15th Annual Western Heritage Weekend and Tom Mix Festival

September 29
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An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until September 29, 2019

Tom Mix Museum, 721 North Delaware Street Dewey, OK 74029

Dewey keeps the spirit of Tom Mix and the Old West alive with the 15th Annual Western Heritage Weekend and Tom Mix Festival on Saturday, September 28, and Sunday, September 29. Voted True West magazine’s “Reader’s Choice for Best Old West Event,” this two-day festival features the best in family fun and historical entertainment. Dewey will come alive with the sounds of longhorn cattle, stagecoaches, and even a bank robbery. Be sure to visit the Tom Mix Museum, which will…

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“The Dust Bowl Years in Southwest Oklahoma: Told in Living Histories, Song, and Lecture” presentation by Dr. Sterling Evans

September 30
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An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until October 1, 2019

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

The Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus is excited to host “The Dust Bowl Years in Southwest Oklahoma: Told in Living Histories, Song, and Lecture” presentation by Dr. Sterling Evans. There will be two chances to see this special presentation—Monday, September 30, and Tuesday, October 1. For more information please call 580-482-1044.

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Unsolved History: Forensic Science, Cold Cases, and Art Therapy exhibit closes

September 30, 10 a.m.5 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center's exhibition entitled, Unsolved History: Forensic Science, Cold Cases, and Art Therapy will close on Monday, September 30. This exhibit is comprised of 11 artistic creations by Oklahoma-based artists and art therapists who work with the families of victims in cold case crimes. Led by Shannon Hazen, Tina Adams, and Kris Newlin, and connected to the Oklahoma Homicide Survivors Support Group, artists were paired with families to participate in the project. Each piece reflects the collaboration between…

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Blacksmithing Demonstrations

September 30, 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 November 25, 2019

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 new 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 2019

“The Dust Bowl Years in Southwest Oklahoma: Told in Living Histories, Song, and Lecture” presentation by Dr. Sterling Evans

October 1
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An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until October 1, 2019

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

The Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus is excited to host “The Dust Bowl Years in Southwest Oklahoma: Told in Living Histories, Song, and Lecture” presentation by Dr. Sterling Evans. There will be two chances to see this special presentation—Monday, September 30, and Tuesday, October 1. For more information please call 580-482-1044.

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Beginning Genealogy class

October 1, 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, repeating until October 29, 2019

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

With so many resources, websites, and services, starting your family research can be daunting. In this five-session class, our instructors will show you the steps to success in tracing your own family tree. This class meets Tuesdays in October from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration is $30 for OHS members and $40 for nonmembers, and preregistration is required. Contact the Research Center at 405-522-5225 to preregister. This class will be held in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab,…

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History Alive! Eleanor Roosevelt

October 3, 2 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Thursday, October 3, the Oklahoma History Center (OHC) will welcome Susan Marie Frontczak, who will portray First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt in “What We Are Fighting For,” the OHC’s latest History Alive! living history presentation. This program is Frontczak’s interpretation of Mrs. Roosevelt’s views on World War II and the individual’s role in a world torn by war, hardship, and uncertainty. The performance will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m and seating will open at 1:30 p.m. There is no reserved seating,…

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History Alive! Eleanor Roosevelt

October 3, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Thursday, October 3, the Oklahoma History Center (OHC) will welcome Susan Marie Frontczak, who will portray First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt in “What We Are Fighting For,” the OHC’s latest History Alive! living history presentation. This program is Frontczak’s interpretation of Mrs. Roosevelt’s views on World War II and the individual’s role in a world torn by war, hardship, and uncertainty. The performance will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and doors will open at 6:30 p.m. There is no reserved seating,…

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Antique Agriculture Festival

October 4
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An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until October 6, 2019

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

Visit Hunter's Home in Park Hill for the Antique Agriculture Festival October 4–6, 2019. It is almost harvest season and once again the staff at Hunter’s Home are gearing up for winter preparations. Good friends from all over the region will gather together to help bring in the harvest, plow the fields, preserve produce, spin and weave wool. This exciting three-day event is fun for the whole family. Visitors will experience nineteenth-century agriculture and heritage farming on a historic 1850s…

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Chuck Wagon Gathering and Dinner

October 5
Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

Join us at the Chisholm Trail Museum for a day filled with cowboy fun on Saturday, October 5. Drop in and see a variety of working chuck wagons from across the region as they prepare some of their favorite dishes. Daytime activities include music, Dutch oven cooking demonstrations, blacksmithing, Straka longhorns, and more. Daytime activities run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museum will close at 4 p.m. to prepare for dinner. Tickets are available in advance for the…

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Antique Agriculture Festival

October 5
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An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until October 6, 2019

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

Visit Hunter's Home in Park Hill for the Antique Agriculture Festival October 4–6, 2019. It is almost harvest season and once again the staff at Hunter’s Home are gearing up for winter preparations. Good friends from all over the region will gather together to help bring in the harvest, plow the fields, preserve produce, spin and weave wool. This exciting three-day event is fun for the whole family. Visitors will experience nineteenth-century agriculture and heritage farming on a historic 1850s…

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Antique Agriculture Festival

October 6
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An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until October 6, 2019

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

Visit Hunter's Home in Park Hill for the Antique Agriculture Festival October 4–6, 2019. It is almost harvest season and once again the staff at Hunter’s Home are gearing up for winter preparations. Good friends from all over the region will gather together to help bring in the harvest, plow the fields, preserve produce, spin and weave wool. This exciting three-day event is fun for the whole family. Visitors will experience nineteenth-century agriculture and heritage farming on a historic 1850s…

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Beginning Genealogy class

October 8, 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, repeating until October 29, 2019

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

With so many resources, websites, and services, starting your family research can be daunting. In this five-session class, our instructors will show you the steps to success in tracing your own family tree. This class meets Tuesdays in October from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration is $30 for OHS members and $40 for nonmembers, and preregistration is required. Contact the Research Center at 405-522-5225 to preregister. This class will be held in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab,…

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Research Center Book Sale

October 9
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An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until October 12, 2019

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

Mark your calendar for our annual sale! This is your chance to shop rare and out-of-print books, historical maps and photos, periodicals, records, and gifts. All proceeds from the sale benefit the OHS Research Center. Book sale hours will be from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Saturday hours will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Research Center Book Sale

October 10
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An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until October 12, 2019

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

Mark your calendar for our annual sale! This is your chance to shop rare and out-of-print books, historical maps and photos, periodicals, records, and gifts. All proceeds from the sale benefit the OHS Research Center. Book sale hours will be from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Saturday hours will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Research Center Book Sale

October 11
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An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until October 12, 2019

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

Mark your calendar for our annual sale! This is your chance to shop rare and out-of-print books, historical maps and photos, periodicals, records, and gifts. All proceeds from the sale benefit the OHS Research Center. Book sale hours will be from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Saturday hours will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Discovering DNA Secrets with Blaine Bettinger and Melissa A. Johnson

October 11
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An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until October 12, 2019

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

The Oklahoma Genealogical Society and the Oklahoma Historical Society will present a two-day event about DNA testing and genealogical research. This event will be held October 11 and 12 at the Oklahoma History Center. Details and registration information will be available on www.okgensoc.org.

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Doaksville Candlelight Tours

October 11
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An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until October 12, 2019

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

Come and experience the history of southeastern Oklahoma and explore the old townsite of Doaksville, Choctaw Nation, at the annual Doaksville Candlelight Tours. Tours will be held October 11 and 12 beginning at 6:30 p.m., with the last tour departing at 10 p.m. The tour will start and end with a short hayride under the stars. A guide will take visitors on a 45-minute walking tour through the streets of this once prominent town. Doaksville was the ending point for…

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Research Center Book Sale

October 12
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An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until October 12, 2019

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

Mark your calendar for our annual sale! This is your chance to shop rare and out-of-print books, historical maps and photos, periodicals, records, and gifts. All proceeds from the sale benefit the OHS Research Center. Book sale hours will be from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Saturday hours will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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