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September 2021

A Very OK Podcast + BrainBox LIVE Crossover Event

September 22, 6 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Join the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) and Oklahoma Humanities (OH) on Wednesday, September 22, at 6 p.m. at the Oklahoma History Center for a live podcast crossover event. OHS Executive Director Trait Thompson and Dr. Bob Blackburn of the OHS’s A Very OK Podcast and Dr. Sunu Kodumthara of OH’s BrainBox will lead a conversation about growing up in Oklahoma from multiple cultural perspectives, featuring guests Kelli Brooke Haney and Javier Hernandez. This crossover episode will be recorded in front of a live audience.

Prior to the program, DJ Tangerine will perform and a bar will be available with complimentary beer and wine, sponsored by Coop Ale Works. Registration is $10 for OHS members and $15 for nonmembers. A charcuterie box can be purchased for an additional $7. The panelists will be available before the recording, as will related OHS resources. Registration is required, and attendees must be 21 years old or older. Please visit www.okhistory.org/crossover to register.

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October 2021

Maps and Mapmaking: Historical Maps of Oklahoma exhibit closes

October 9
Chisholm Trail Museum and Horizon Hill, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

On November 16, the Chisholm Trail Museum (CTM) in Kingfisher opened a special temporary exhibit featuring historical maps from the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS), as well as historical surveying equipment from the museum. Maps and Mapmaking: Historical Maps of Oklahoma was created in partnership with the OHS John and Eleanor Kirkpatrick Research Center at the Oklahoma History Center. It is a traveling exhibit curated by CTM Director Jason Harris and OHS Research Director Chad Williams that will be shared with museums, libraries, and other institutions throughout the state. The exhibit will be on display at CTM through October 9.

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Folklife Festival

October 16, 9 a.m.2 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center (OHC) will hold a Folklife Festival on Saturday, October 16, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This community-wide event will celebrate and recognize what the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress has called “the everyday and intimate creativity that all of us share and pass on to the next generation.” The goal is to collaborate with cultural practitioners, communities, and heritage professionals; to spark curiosity; to catalyze intercultural exchange; and to create participatory…

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Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting

October 20, 1:30 p.m.
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An event every month that begins at 1:30 p.m. on day Third of the month, repeating until December 15, 2021

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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Historic Preservation Review Committee Meeting

October 21, 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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“We’re Back: He’s Back” Kilgen Organ performance featuring Jelani Eddington

October 25, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center is pleased to announce the first performance of the year in the Kilgen Organ series entitled "We're Back: He's Back" featuring organist Jelani Eddington. Eddington has been featured at numerous national and regional conventions of the American Theatre Organ Society and has toured extensively. He has also produced and marketed more than thirty theatre organ albums on some of the best-known and most dynamic instruments in the country. This performance will be on October 25 from…

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Research Center Book Sale

October 27, 10 a.m.4:45 p.m.
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Wednesday through Saturday
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society’s John and Eleanor Kirkpatrick Research Center will host its annual book sale Wednesday, October 27, through Saturday, October 30, at the Oklahoma History Center, located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City. The sale is open from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 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 for…

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Oklahoma Historical Society Board of Directors meeting

October 27, 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 on a Wednesday in January, April, July, and October at 1:30 p.m. Agendas will be available online 24 hours prior to the meeting at www.okhistory.org/board. This meeting will be held at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City

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Research Center Book Sale

October 28, 10 a.m.4:45 p.m.
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Wednesday through Saturday
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society’s John and Eleanor Kirkpatrick Research Center will host its annual book sale Wednesday, October 27, through Saturday, October 30, at the Oklahoma History Center, located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City. The sale is open from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 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 for…

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Research Center Come and Learn: Capitol Restoration Project presentation by Trait Thompson

October 28, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Thursday, October 28, from 1 to 3 p.m., the Research Center will host a special program presented by Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Director Trait Thompson. Before becoming director of the Oklahoma Historical Society, Thompson was the project manager of the Oklahoma State Capitol Restoration Project. He will be making a presentation about the history of the Oklahoma State Capitol and how this monumental restoration project was achieved. Librarians and archivists will also offer attendees a glimpse into the unique…

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Research Center Book Sale

October 29, 10 a.m.4:45 p.m.
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Wednesday through Saturday
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society’s John and Eleanor Kirkpatrick Research Center will host its annual book sale Wednesday, October 27, through Saturday, October 30, at the Oklahoma History Center, located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City. The sale is open from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 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 for…

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Research Center Book Sale

October 30, 10 a.m.3 p.m.
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Wednesday through Saturday
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society’s John and Eleanor Kirkpatrick Research Center will host its annual book sale Wednesday, October 27, through Saturday, October 30, at the Oklahoma History Center, located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City. The sale is open from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 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 for…

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November 2021

Space film screening

November 6, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Visit the Oklahoma History Center on Saturday, November 6, at 1 p.m. to enjoy a film screening. Explore the history of the space program and the Oklahomans connected to it, and visit our featured exhibit Launch to Landing: Oklahomans and Space. More details are to be announced. This program is free with paid admission to the Oklahoma History Center. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. Admission is free for OHS members, children under five, and…

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Oklahoma Route 66 Centennial Commission meeting

November 9, 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

November 17, 1:30 p.m.
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An event every month that begins at 1:30 p.m. on day Third of the month, repeating until December 15, 2021

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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December 2021

Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Committee meeting

December 15, 1:30 p.m.
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An event every month that begins at 1:30 p.m. on day Third of the month, repeating until December 15, 2021

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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January 2022

Kilgen Organ performance featuring Clark Wilson

January 24, 2022, 7 p.m.8 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center is pleased to announce a performance in the Kilgen Organ series featuring organist Clark Wilson. This performance will be January 24 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for Oklahoma Historical Society members and $20 for nonmembers, and may be reserved by calling 405-522-0765. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. A native of Ohio, Clark Wilson began his musical training at age nine. While growing up he…

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April 2022

Kilgen Performance featuring Ken Double

April 25, 2022, 7 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center is pleased to announce a performance in the Kilgen Organ series featuring organist Ken Double. As an accomplished organist, Double has performed all over the country and in seven tours of Australia, New Zealand, and two trips to Great Britain. He also shares the great privilege of being one of the two organists who perform at the Atlanta Fox Theatre on famed Mighty Mo, the great Moller organ in Atlanta. This performance will be on April 25 from…

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