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July 2021

Vintage Snack Sets exhibit opens

July 1, 2021
Fred and Addie Drummond Home, 305 North Price Avenue Hominy, OK 74035

The Fred and Addie Drummond Home in Hominy will feature Vintage Snack Sets, a temporary exhibit throughout the month of July. From the 1940s to the 1970s, women often entertained at home by hosting teas, coffees or church socials. On these special occasions, they would wear their Sunday best and bring out pretty snack sets that included a plate with a round indention to hold the matching cup. This exhibit will include pieces by manufacturers such as Anchor Hocking, Hazel-Atlas,…

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“Life at Hunter’s Home: Cooking and Crafts” begins (virtual)

During the month of July, Hunter’s Home in Park Hill will continue its “Life at Hunter’s Home” subscription Facebook page with a focus on demonstrations and handmade items. “Life at Hunter’s Home: Cooking and Crafts” will present video workshops with a kitchen demonstration about roasting ears of corn, and a video about making hand-made fans for the warmer months. “Life at Hunter’s Home” is a paid subscription Facebook group. Subscribers can visit the Hunter’s Home Facebook page for a link…

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Guided Tours

July 3, 2021
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One event on June 26, 2021 at 12 a.m.

One event on July 3, 2021 at 12 a.m.

One event on July 17, 2021 at 12 a.m.

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

Honey Springs Battlefield is pleased to announce a unique tour opportunity at the site. Students from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO) will serve as tour guides on the six trails that cross the 1,100-acre battlefield on two Saturdays in both June and July—June 12 and 26 and July 3 and 17. This series of tours coincides with the annual memorial of the battle on July 17 at 10:30 a.m. The students will point out the exact…

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Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence exhibit opens

July 7, 2021
Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum, 1141 Pawnee Bill Road Pawnee, OK 74058

On Wednesday, July 7, Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum will open the exhibit Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence, organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). The poster exhibit explores women’s suffrage and the fight for the 19th Amendment. It has been enhanced by artifacts from the OHS that tell the story of women’s suffrage in the state of Oklahoma. This exhibit is free to the public and will be available in the museum building from July…

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SHPO Historic Preservation Tax Incentives virtual workshop series

July 7, 2021, 10 a.m.12 p.m.

On July 7–9, the State Historic Preservation Office will host the Historic Preservation Tax Incentives virtual workshop series.  The entire workshop series will be held online and live sessions will have ample opportunity for questions and discussion. In this session, staff will discuss the Historic Preservation Tax Incentives program in general. The Historic Preservation Tax Incentives program encourages private sector investment in the rehabilitation and reuse of historic buildings. The session will also go over how the National Register of…

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SHPO Historic Preservation Tax Incentives virtual workshop series

July 8, 2021, 10 a.m.12 p.m.

July 8 - The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation On July 7–9, the State Historic Preservation Office will host the Historic Preservation Tax Incentives virtual workshop series.  The entire workshop series will be held online and live sessions will have ample opportunity for questions and discussion. In this session, staff will discuss the 10 Standards for Rehabilitation. The intent of the Standards are to assist the long-term preservation of a property’s significance through the preservation of historic materials…

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SHPO Historic Preservation Tax Incentives virtual workshop series

July 9, 2021, 10 a.m.12 p.m.

July 9 - The Secretary of the Interior's Guidelines for Rehabilitation On July 7–9, the State Historic Preservation Office will host the Historic Preservation Tax Incentives virtual workshop series.  The entire workshop series will be held online and live sessions will have ample opportunity for questions and discussion. For this session, staff will discuss the Guidelines for Rehabilitation. The Guidelines are intended to assist in applying the Standards to projects generally; consequently, they are not meant to give case-specific advice…

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Overnight at the Chuck Wagon

July 9, 2021, 6 p.m.July 10, 2021, 9 a.m.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

Pack your sleeping bag, pajamas, toothbrush, and toothpaste for Overnight at the Chuck Wagon at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum. This overnight event will take place from 6 p.m. on Friday, July 9, to 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 10. This event is for children ages 5–12, accompanied by at least one adult. Participants will bed down in various parts of the museum for a night of 19th-century activities, movies, arts and crafts, games, and storytelling, with a chuck wagon…

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Basket Making workshop

July 10, 2021, 9 a.m.3 p.m.
Fort Towson Historic Site, HC 63, Box 1580 Fort Towson, OK 74735

Fort Towson Historic Site will host a Basket Making workshop taught by Linda Lou Alexander on Saturday, July 10, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a potluck lunch during the workshop. The cost is $45 per person, which will cover all supplies to make your own basket. Preregistration is required. For more information about the event or to preregister, please call Linda Lou Alexander at 580-982-8632, or contact John Davis at jdavis@okhistory.org. Fort Towson Historic Site is located north…

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Will’s Barter Bash *Canceled*

July 10, 2021, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

This event has been canceled. The Will Rogers Memorial Museum has come up with a clever way to clear out your closets and exchange goods and toys without spending a red cent. Think of the event as a barter-style picnic—the perfect place to trade unwanted, unused, or excess items and find other things that one may need or want. The event takes place beside the sunken gardens with lots of space for each family to set out a blanket full…

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Historic Preservation Review Committee Meeting

July 15, 2021, 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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Thursday Night Lecture Series featuring Tom Lindley

July 15, 2021, 7 p.m.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

Will Rogers Memorial Museum is launching a return of the Thursday Night Lecture Series! Lectures are scheduled for May 20, June 17, July 15, and September 16 in the museum theater. Programs will begin at 7 p.m. and will include time for questions and answers with speakers. The program on July 15 will take a look at the man who returned Will Rogers to Broadway. Our speaker will be Tom Lindley, author and former newsman, who published To the Max:…

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Guided Tours

July 17, 2021
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 26, 2021 at 12 a.m.

One event on July 3, 2021 at 12 a.m.

One event on July 17, 2021 at 12 a.m.

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

Honey Springs Battlefield is pleased to announce a unique tour opportunity at the site. Students from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO) will serve as tour guides on the six trails that cross the 1,100-acre battlefield on two Saturdays in both June and July—June 12 and 26 and July 3 and 17. This series of tours coincides with the annual memorial of the battle on July 17 at 10:30 a.m. The students will point out the exact…

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Battle of Honey Springs Memorial Event

July 17, 2021, 10:30 a.m.
Honey Springs Battlefield, 423159 E 1030 Road Checotah, OK 74426

A memorial service marking 158 years to the day of the Civil War engagement at Honey Springs will be held on Saturday, July 17, at 10:30 a.m. The event is free, open to the public, and will take place outside on the lawn of the Visitor Center. Featured speakers include Honey Springs Battlefield Site Manager Adam Lynn, OHS Executive Director Trait Thompson, and OHS Northeast Regional Director David Fowler. The presentation of colors by the color guard will precede an…

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History Alive! on the Cherokee Strip

July 17, 2021, 11 a.m.3 p.m.
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The first and third Saturday of the month through November
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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Pawnee Bill Goes Pop: Reclaimed Art

July 17, 2021, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum, 1141 Pawnee Bill Road Pawnee, OK 74058

Come and join us at Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum for a fun, hands-on art exhibit on Saturday, July 17, from 1 to 3 p.m. This summer we will explore all the unique qualities that led to Pawnee Bill becoming a pop culture icon. In Reclaimed Art, we explore the world of conservation and how bison are part of our national identity. Children and adults are invited to come and make a bison portrait from recycled products and learn the amazing…

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“Let’s Talk About It” Book Discussion Series

July 17, 2021, 6 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 called “Let’s Talk About It.” The book club meetings will take place as monthly in-person gatherings at the museum on Blue Hawk Peak, and will feature a different book title each month from July to November. All five of the books in the program have the overarching theme of “Many Trails, Many Tribes: American Indians in Fiction.” The intention of the…

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Family Day at the Museum

July 19, 2021, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

Join the Will Rogers Memorial Museum for Family Day at the Museum on Saturday, July 17 to discover the history of snow cones! Did you know that snow cones and jazz music first made their debut at the Texas State Fair in 1919? Learn more about history while enjoying a frozen treat from Kona Ice! This event is from 1 to 3 p.m. Family Day is free, but donations are appreciated. To find out more, please call 918-341-0719 or visit www.willrogers.com.

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Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting *canceled*

July 21, 2021, 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 Soldiers of the First Kansas Volunteer Infantry” presentation by Art T. Burton

July 23, 2021, 7 p.m.
Honey Springs Battlefield, 423159 E 1030 Road Checotah, OK 74426

Honey Springs Battlefield will host a special presentation about the contributions of the First Kansas Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. The program will be held at the Honey Springs Battlefield Visitor Center on Friday, July 23, at 7 p.m. Retired professor and award-winning author Art T. Burton will speak about the soldiers of the First Kansas Volunteer Infantry Regiment who fought bravely at the Battle of Honey Springs on July 17, 1863. The First Kansas Volunteer Infantry Regiment…

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Barn Quilt workshop **class is full**

July 24, 2021, 9 a.m.4 p.m.
Chisholm Trail Museum and Horizon Hill, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

Join us at the Chisholm Trail Museum on July 24 for our summer Barn Quilt workshop. Barn quilts are not made of fabric, but are instead square-shaped boards painted to resemble a quilt block. The colorful wooden patterns are placed on the exteriors of structures, and have evolved into a rural development initiative to boost tourism in communities all across the United States. Oklahoma State University Extension Educator Lindy Hoel will lead this workshop, where each participant will complete their…

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Rocket class

July 24, 2021, 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center (OHC) will hold a Rocket class on Saturday, July 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program is being held in conjunction with the exhibit Launch to Landing: Oklahomans and Space. Rocket Class will begin with a behind-the-scenes tour and engage participants with a hands-on educational cart chock full of items about space. In the last half of the class, participants will make their own water bottle rockets and take turns launching them toward space! The class is…

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Oklahoma Historical Society Board of Directors meeting

July 28, 2021, 1:30 p.m.
212 South Frankfort Avenue Tulsa, OK 74120

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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National History Day Boot Camp

July 29, 2021, 10:30 a.m.4 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center (OHC) will host a National History Day Boot Camp on Thursday, July 29, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. This workshop will show middle and high school teachers how to bring project-based learning and critical thinking skills into their classrooms through the adaptable curriculum of the National History Day program. The workshop is $10 for Oklahoma Historical Society members and $15 for nonmembers. To register, please visit www.okhistory.org/historycenter/classes. Registration closes Monday, July 19.  

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Cherokee Bill: Black Cowboy—Indian Outlaw presentation and book signing by Art T. Burton

July 29, 2021, 12 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Author and historian Art T. Burton will give a presentation about his latest book, Cherokee Bill: Black Cowboy—Indian Outlaw (2020) beginning at noon on Thursday, July 29, at the Oklahoma History Center, located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City.

In this book, Burton gives great detail on how a veteran of the First Kansas Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Deputy US Marshal Ike Rogers, captured the notorious Indian Territory outlaw Cherokee Bill. Following the presentation, Burton will be available to sign copies of his book. Books can be pre-ordered from the Oklahoma History Center Museum Store by visiting store.okhistory.org.

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Movie Night featuring Will Rogers in State Fair

July 30, 2021, 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 in the newly renovated Will Rogers Theatre on Friday, July 30, featuring Will Rogers in State Fair (1933). Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the movie beginning at 7 p.m. This event is free to attend thanks to sponsorship by the Bank of Commerce. Guests can enjoy free popcorn and drinks. Masks are required. Admission is free, but tickets must be reserved in advance because of limited seating. Please call…

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Vintage Snack Sets exhibit closes

July 31, 2021
Fred and Addie Drummond Home, 305 North Price Avenue Hominy, OK 74035

The Fred and Addie Drummond Home in Hominy will feature Vintage Snack Sets, a temporary exhibit throughout the month of July. From the 1940s to the 1970s, women often entertained at home by hosting teas, coffees or church socials. On these special occasions, they would wear their Sunday best and bring out pretty snack sets that included a plate with a round indention to hold the matching cup. This exhibit will include pieces by manufacturers such as Anchor Hocking, Hazel-Atlas,…

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“Life at Hunter’s Home: Cooking and Crafts” concludes (virtual)

July 31, 2021

During the month of July, Hunter’s Home in Park Hill will continue its “Life at Hunter’s Home” subscription Facebook page with a focus on demonstrations and handmade items. “Life at Hunter’s Home: Cooking and Crafts” will present video workshops with a kitchen demonstration about roasting ears of corn, and a video about making hand-made fans for the warmer months. “Life at Hunter’s Home” is a paid subscription Facebook group. Subscribers can visit the Hunter’s Home Facebook page for a link…

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August 2021

Family Fun Day

August 7, 2021, 10 a.m.2 p.m.
Cherokee Strip Museum and Rose Hill School, 2617 West Fir Street Perry, OK 73077

Experience Family Fun Day at the Cherokee Strip Museum and Rose Hill School in Perry on Saturday, August 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring the whole family to enjoy this free admission day full of cake walks, apple peeling, sack races, rope making demonstrations, gunfights, and live blacksmithing demonstrations. The Rose Hill schoolmarm will hold short class sessions, and Rooster Cogburn and his friends will stop by to entertain the crowd. The Roadside Grill food trailer will be…

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History Alive! on the Cherokee Strip

August 7, 2021, 11 a.m.3 p.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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Wreath-laying ceremony and flyover at Will Rogers Memorial Museum

August 13, 2021, 12 p.m.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

On Friday, August 13, at noon the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore will host a wreath-laying ceremony and flyover to mark the anniversary of the August 15, 1935, death of Will Rogers and Wiley Post in an Alaskan plane crash. The grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Herb McSpadden—relatives of Will Rogers who ran the Birthplace Ranch—are invited guests. Pilot and museum Roper docent Tom Egbert will fly the plane for the flyover. The public is welcome to join in viewing…

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Will Rogers and Wiley Post Fly-In and National Day of Remembrance

August 14, 2021, 7:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.
Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, 9501 East 380 Road Oologah, OK 74053

On Saturday, August 14, from 7:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m., aviation enthusiasts will mark 86 years since Will Rogers and Wiley Post died in an Alaska plane crash. To honor their memory, pilots of small planes will land on a 2,000-foot grass strip at the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, adjacent to the house where Rogers was born in 1879. The fly-in is an opportunity for the public to get an up-close look at vintage and late-model small aircraft and visit with…

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“Reenacting 101 and Fur Trade” Second Saturday Demo

August 14, 2021, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Fort Towson Historic Site, HC 63, Box 1580 Fort Towson, OK 74735

Visit Fort Towson Historic Site on Saturday, August 14, from 1 to 3 pm for “Reenacting 101 and Fur Trade,” a presentation that will teach participants what it takes to be a living history reenactor. Instructor Nick Wallace will discuss how to dress, where to acquire supplies, and what is involved in becoming part of a reenactment or living history event. This workshop is a part of the Second Saturday Demo series at Fort Towson. For more information about the…

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“Museum After Dark: Village Sounds” featuring Chloe-Beth

August 14, 2021, 7 p.m.9 p.m.
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

On Saturday, August 14, from 7 to 9 p.m., Oklahoma-based singer-songwriter Chloe-Beth will perform an intimate, acoustic set in the Village Church at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center (CSRHC) in Enid. Her performance is part of the monthly evening event series “Museum After Dark: Village Sounds” that will be taking place at the CSRHC’s Humphrey Heritage Village from August through October. There is no additional charge for this concert series beyond the regular cost of admission to the CSRHC.…

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“So Many Museums: A Conversation about the OMA” Brown Bag Chat featuring Brenda A. Granger

August 18, 2021, 12 p.m.1 p.m.

On Wednesday, August 18, Brenda A. Granger, executive director of the Oklahoma Museums Association, will be presenting the topic "So Many Museums: A Conversation about the Oklahoma Museums Association." Granger will be joined by the executive director Jacob Krumwiede and curator Dr. Neal Matherne, director of education at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid. Granger will discuss the variety of museums and heritage sites in the state of Oklahoma while discussing how these institutions benefit from collaborative efforts…

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Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting *canceled*

August 18, 2021, 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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Back to School Bash

August 19, 2021, 5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Science Museum Oklahoma, 2020 Remington Place Oklahoma City, OK 73111

Teachers and administrators, get ready for resources galore as OMA's Back to School Bash returns in person and virtually! You now have the option to attend in person or use the online list of resources and see virtual showcases of all the participating organizations during the Thursday, August 19 event. Virtual resources from participating museums and organizations will be available online beginning Thursday, July 29. Teachers and administrators participating in person or virtually are eligible to win door prize giveaways,…

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Peculiar Portraits, Tattered Aesthetic, and Stop: Fifty Ways to a Better World exhibit closes

August 21, 2021
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

The work of Oklahoma artist John Hammer is on exhibit at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center. The exhibition features selected works from three of Hammer’s themed series titled, Peculiar Portraits, Tattered Aesthetic, and Stop: Fifty Ways to a Better World. The curated exhibit will be on display at the Heritage Center during regular business hours from June 26th through August 21st.

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Traditional Trades Day

August 21, 2021, 10 a.m.2 p.m.
Chisholm Trail Museum and Horizon Hill, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

Join us at the Chisholm Trail Museum for Traditional Trades Day on Saturday, August 21, and discover historic occupations and heritage skills. This free, family-friendly event will give visitors the opportunity to explore several historic occupations and heritage skills, such as carpentry, wet-plate photography, candle making, leatherwork, dressmaking, blacksmithing, spinning, weaving, lacemaking, flint knapping, laundry, traditional cooking, music, and more. Craftspeople proficient in these skills and trades provided the items and services necessary for everyday life. This year over 20…

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History Alive! on the Cherokee Strip

August 21, 2021, 11 a.m.3 p.m.
|Recurring Event (See all)
The first and third Saturday of the month through November
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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