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July 2024

75 Years of Television in Oklahoma exhibit opens

July 25
Oklahoma History Center Museum, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

A new exhibit, 75 Years of Television in Oklahoma, opens on July 25 at the Oklahoma History Center Museum. The public is invited to a free reception to celebrate the exhibit’s opening on Thursday, July 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. No RSVP is needed. Light refreshments will be served. Gene Allen, author of The Vision and the Dream: WKY-TV Comes to Oklahoma, will attend to sign copies of his book, which will also be available for purchase from the Oklahoma…

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August 2024

USCIS Naturalization Ceremony

August 6, 10 a.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Tuesday, August 6, at 10 a.m., the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will host a naturalization ceremony at the Oklahoma History Center. Eligible candidates from across Oklahoma will take the Oath of Allegiance, the final step to becoming a US citizen. The event is free and open to the public. Registration details to follow. The Oklahoma Historical Society Multicultural Office (OHSMO) is partnering with the USCIS to co-host the ceremony. The OHSMO aims to develop programs and outreach…

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Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting

August 21, 1:30 p.m.
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One event on February 21, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on March 20, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on April 17, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on May 15, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on June 19, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on July 17, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on August 21, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on September 18, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on October 16, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on November 20, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on December 18, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

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

Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meetings are scheduled on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. However, Executive Committee meetings are not usually held on the months in which the full board meets. Agendas will be available online 24 hours prior to the meeting at okhistory.org/BOARD. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, OK, 73105.  

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Flower Art Workshop

August 24, 1 p.m.4 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

A workshop at the Oklahoma History Center on Saturday, August 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. will focus on flower art. Attendees will learn basic flower art skills while arranging floral pieces to create an image of their choosing made from dried flowers and petals. Purchase your tickets online. They are $25 for Oklahoma Historical Society members and $30 for nonmembers. All supplies are included in the cost.  

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September 2024

Cyanotypes with Jim Meeks

September 14, 1 p.m.4 p.m.

On Saturday, September 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. the Oklahoma History Center will host a class all about creating cyanotypes, which is one of the oldest photographic printing processes. It uses sunlight and water to create unique impressions. Students will learn cyanotype processes and create their own artwork using native plants and sun printing techniques. Photographer and artist Jim Meeks will be the instructor. Meeks is the photo editor of the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Division. The class costs…

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“The Great American Songbook” Kilgen Theatre Organ performance featuring Brett Valliant

September 16, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Monday, September 16, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., a Kilgen Theatre Organ performance at the Oklahoma History Center will feature organist Brett Valliant. The theme for his appearance will be “The Great American Songbook,” when Valliant will perform popular all-time favorites. This is Valliant’s second appearance at the Oklahoma History Center. In July 2020, he was the guest organist in a performance dedicated to “Discovering the Unit Orchestra.” Inspired by the organ at church when he was just three…

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Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting

September 18, 1:30 p.m.
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One event on February 21, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

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One event on April 17, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on May 15, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on June 19, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on July 17, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on August 21, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on September 18, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on October 16, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on November 20, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on December 18, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

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

Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meetings are scheduled on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. However, Executive Committee meetings are not usually held on the months in which the full board meets. Agendas will be available online 24 hours prior to the meeting at okhistory.org/BOARD. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, OK, 73105.  

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October 2024

Research Center Book Sale

October 2, 10 a.m.4:45 p.m.
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One event on October 3, 2024 at 10 a.m.

One event on October 4, 2024 at 10 a.m.

One event on October 5, 2024 at 10 a.m.

The Oklahoma Historical Society’s (OHS) John and Eleanor Kirkpatrick Research Center will host its book sale Wednesday, October 2, through Saturday, October 5, at the Oklahoma History Center, located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr. in Oklahoma City. The sale is open from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. The sale will include books on a variety of topics, featuring many rare and out-of-print titles. Visitors can shop…

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Research Center Book Sale

October 3, 10 a.m.4:45 p.m.
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One event on October 3, 2024 at 10 a.m.

One event on October 4, 2024 at 10 a.m.

One event on October 5, 2024 at 10 a.m.

The Oklahoma Historical Society’s (OHS) John and Eleanor Kirkpatrick Research Center will host its book sale Wednesday, October 2, through Saturday, October 5, at the Oklahoma History Center, located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr. in Oklahoma City. The sale is open from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. The sale will include books on a variety of topics, featuring many rare and out-of-print titles. Visitors can shop…

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Research Center Book Sale

October 4, 10 a.m.4:45 p.m.
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One event on October 3, 2024 at 10 a.m.

One event on October 4, 2024 at 10 a.m.

One event on October 5, 2024 at 10 a.m.

The Oklahoma Historical Society’s (OHS) John and Eleanor Kirkpatrick Research Center will host its book sale Wednesday, October 2, through Saturday, October 5, at the Oklahoma History Center, located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr. in Oklahoma City. The sale is open from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. The sale will include books on a variety of topics, featuring many rare and out-of-print titles. Visitors can shop…

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2024 Oklahoma Folklife Festival

October 5, 10 a.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The 2024 Folklife Festival at the Oklahoma History Center (OHC) will be held on Saturday, October 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. This festival is designed to engage visitors with opportunities to experience other cultures and traditions. Visitors are there to participate in the activities, not just observe. This community-wide event will celebrate and recognize what the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress has called “the everyday and…

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Research Center Book Sale

October 5, 10 a.m.2 p.m.

The Oklahoma Historical Society’s (OHS) John and Eleanor Kirkpatrick Research Center will host its book sale Wednesday, October 2, through Saturday, October 5, at the Oklahoma History Center, located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr. in Oklahoma City. The sale is open from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. The sale will include books on a variety of topics, featuring many rare and out-of-print titles. Visitors can shop…

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Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting

October 16, 1:30 p.m.
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One event on February 21, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on March 20, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on April 17, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on May 15, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on June 19, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on July 17, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on August 21, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on September 18, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on October 16, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on November 20, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on December 18, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

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

Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meetings are scheduled on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. However, Executive Committee meetings are not usually held on the months in which the full board meets. Agendas will be available online 24 hours prior to the meeting at okhistory.org/BOARD. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, OK, 73105.  

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Historic Preservation Review Committee meeting

October 17, 1:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The regular quarterly meeting of the Historic Preservation Review Committee (HPRC) will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 17, 2024. The HPRC will meet in the Leroy H. Fischer Boardroom, Oklahoma History Center (third floor), located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, OK. The public is invited to attend. (NOTE: If you are a person with a disability and require accommodation, please contact Lynda Ozan at 405-522-4484 or lynda.ozan@history.ok.gov by noon on Wednesday, October 16, 2024.) Additionally,…

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Small Canvas Painting workshop with Jasmine Jones

October 17, 2 p.m.5 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Join the Oklahoma History Center Museum on Thursday, October 17, from 2 to 5 p.m. for a workshop on small canvas painting. Local multidisciplinary artist Jasmine Jones will work with class participants to create a piece of art to take home. The class fee includes all art supplies. It is $32 for members and $40 for nonmembers. Register for Small Canvas Painting

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Oklahoma Historical Society Board of Directors meeting

October 23, 1:30 p.m.
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One event on May 3, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on July 24, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on October 23, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

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

The Oklahoma Historical Society Board of Directors meetings occur on the 4th Wednesday of the first month of each quarter at 1:30 p.m. with the exception of the May meeting which will take place on Friday, May 3, also at 1:30 p.m. Agendas will be available online 24 hours prior to the meeting at okhistory.org/BOARD. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, OK, 73105.

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November 2024

Introduction to Knitting: Make your own Mug Cozy workshop

November 16, 1 p.m.4 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Saturday, November 16, the Oklahoma History Center will hold a knitting workshop. Participants will learn basic knitting skills and knit a custom mug cozy for themselves or as a gift for another. The class is intended for beginners. The class will enjoy a hot chocolate bar with all the fixings and snacks. The class is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Register for the Mug Cozy workshop.

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Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting

November 20, 1:30 p.m.
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One event on February 21, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on March 20, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on April 17, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on May 15, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on June 19, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on July 17, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on August 21, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on September 18, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on October 16, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on November 20, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

One event on December 18, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.

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

Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meetings are scheduled on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. However, Executive Committee meetings are not usually held on the months in which the full board meets. Agendas will be available online 24 hours prior to the meeting at okhistory.org/BOARD. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, OK, 73105.  

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January 2025

Into the Mirror exhibit closes

January 31, 2025
Oklahoma History Center Museum, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center Museum (OHCM) exhibit Into the Mirror—an exhibit of 20 Native American artists from the museum’s permanent collection, will remain open through January 25, 2025. The exhibit will be located in the ONEOK, Inc. rotating gallery space at OHCM. The works range from 1878 to the present and were curated for Into the Mirror by OHCM Director Leon Natker because they are works by Native Americans depicting Native Americans. Since the beginning of colonization, representations of Indigenous…

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May 2025

Inaugural Impressions exhibit closes

May 30, 2025
Oklahoma History Center Museum, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Inaugural Impressions exhibit will close on May 30. The exhibit, located in the Sam Noble Gallery of the Oklahoma History Center explores the lives and contributions of Oklahoma’s first ladies and gentleman while their spouses served as governors. The exhibit will feature a variety of gowns from the Oklahoma Historical Society’s collections. Oklahoma’s first ladies and gentleman have always played a leading role in our history. Their professionalism and poise have increased the public’s awareness of worthy causes. From…

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