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June 2024

Inaugural Impressions: Oklahoma’s First Ladies Go to the Ball exhibit opens

June 7
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Friday, June 7, the Oklahoma History Center Museum will open a new exhibit in the Sam Noble Gallery entitled Inaugural Impressions: Oklahoma’s First Ladies Go to the Ball. This installation will feature the dresses Oklahoma’s first ladies wore to the state’s inaugurations. Unlike past exhibits focused on fashion, Inaugural Impressions will explore women’s roles, accomplishments, and contributions while their husbands served as governors. The exhibit will feature a variety of gowns from the Oklahoma Historical Society’s collections. The phrase…

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Oklahoma History Center Open House

June 7, 5 p.m.7 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center Museum, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center is thrilled to host the Oklahoma History Center Open House, an exclusive event that will showcase the array of unique room rentals the center offers for special events. This event will provide attendees with an immersive experience, showcasing the versatility and ambiance of each room through meticulously crafted mock setups. The breadth of possibilities available for events at the Oklahoma History Center ranges from corporate gatherings and weddings to private receptions and cultural celebrations. We invite…

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Juneteenth Celebration: “Honor, Reflect, and Celebrate!” program

June 18, 5 p.m.8 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society will celebrate Juneteenth with a free program on Tuesday, June 18, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Oklahoma History Center. Juneteenth is the celebration of emancipation following the U.S. Civil War. U.S. Army General Gordon Granger proclaimed the end of slavery in Texas at Galveston on June 19, 1865. This news and celebration spread to the enslaved people of Indian Territory throughout that summer. The event, titled “2024 Juneteenth: Honor, Reflect, and Celebrate!” will educate…

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Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting

June 19, 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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Useable Block Printing class

June 22, 1 p.m.4 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

A class focusing on the art of block printing will take place at the Oklahoma History Center on Saturday, June 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. Participants will learn how to create and carve a block print design, practicing printing designs on fabric using small bags. Small bags are included in the ticket price; participants are allowed to bring other white canvas items for block printing if desired. Tickets are available online. They are $20 for Oklahoma Historical Society members…

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July 2024

Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting

July 17, 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

July 18, 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, July 18, 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, July 17, 2024.) Additionally,…

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Flower Art class

July 20, 1 p.m.4 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

A class at the Oklahoma History Center on Saturday, July 20, 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. The registration deadline is Saturday, July 13. The class is limited to…

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Oklahoma Historical Society Board of Directors meeting

July 24, 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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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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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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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.

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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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 2 p.m. on Saturday. Visiting the book sale, which includes thousands of rare and out-of-print books, magazines, comics, and vinyl records, requires no…

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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 2 p.m. on Saturday. Visiting the book sale, which includes thousands of rare and out-of-print books, magazines, comics, and vinyl records, requires no…

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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 2 p.m. on Saturday. Visiting the book sale, which includes thousands of rare and out-of-print books, magazines, comics, and vinyl records, requires no…

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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.
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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 2 p.m. on Saturday. Visiting the book sale, which includes thousands of rare and out-of-print books, magazines, comics, and vinyl records, requires no…

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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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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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