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August 2021

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

August 21
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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In the Vernacular: Everyday Images of Oklahoma Life exhibit closes

August 31
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma History Center’s photographic exhibit entitled In the Vernacular: Everyday Images of Oklahoma Life will close on Tuesday, August 31.  A celebration of everyday image-making, this exhibit features photographs from the Oklahoma Historical Society’s collections. Visitors will see fun, quirky, and sometimes odd images of Oklahomans. The photographs on display were captured for a variety of reasons, including souvenir postcards, government archives, magazines, newspapers, and family albums.

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September 2021

Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence exhibit closes

September 19
Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum, 1141 Pawnee Bill Road Pawnee, OK 74058

The Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum is hosting 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 will be 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 7 to September 19, 2021.

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From the Collection: American Indian Art and Photographs exhibit closes

September 30
Cherokee Strip Museum and Rose Hill School, 2617 West Fir Street Perry, OK 73077

The Cherokee Strip Museum will showcase American Indian Art and Photographs through the month of September 2021. Included in the exhibit are original paintings from Native artists Woody Big Bow and Randall Owen Moore, as well as an original painting by Ethel Johnston, wife of former Oklahoma Governor Henry S. Johnston. Many photographs of tribal leaders taken by well-known photographers and several American Indian artifacts are also on display.

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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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Crossroads: Change in Rural America exhibit opens

October 30
Fort Gibson Historic Site, 907 North Garrison Avenue Fort Gibson, OK 74434

The Oklahoma Historical Society, in cooperation with Oklahoma Humanities, is pleased to announce that the Smithsonian Institution Museum on Main Street traveling exhibition Crossroads: Change in Rural America is coming to Fort Gibson Historic Site October 30–December 11, 2021.

Americans come together at the crossroads. They invest in places and build their futures where their paths cross. Small towns became centers of commerce, trade, local politics, and culture. For some, the crossroads affirmed a new life in a new place. For others, the crossroads meant hard work and hard times.

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December 2021

Crossroads: Change in Rural America exhibit closes

December 11
Fort Gibson Historic Site, 907 North Garrison Avenue Fort Gibson, OK 74434

The Oklahoma Historical Society, in cooperation with Oklahoma Humanities, is pleased to announce that the Smithsonian Institution Museum on Main Street traveling exhibition Crossroads: Change in Rural America will be on display at the Fort Gibson Historic Site through December 11, 2021.

Americans come together at the crossroads. They invest in places and build their futures where their paths cross. Small towns became centers of commerce, trade, local politics, and culture. For some, the crossroads affirmed a new life in a new place. For others, the crossroads meant hard work and hard times.

Oklahomans will have a unique opportunity to consider their crossroads stories through the exhibit’s themes of rural identity, community, land, perseverance and managing change. Each site will engage visitors in complementary programming, celebrating their town’s history and accomplishments and addressing community concerns.

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March 2022

Crossroads: Change in Rural America exhibit opens

March 26, 2022
Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum, 1141 Pawnee Bill Road Pawnee, OK 74058

The Oklahoma Historical Society, in cooperation with Oklahoma Humanities, is pleased to announce that the Smithsonian Institution Museum on Main Street traveling exhibition Crossroads: Change in Rural America is coming to Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum March 26–May 7, 2022.

Americans come together at the crossroads. They invest in places and build their futures where their paths cross. Small towns became centers of commerce, trade, local politics, and culture. For some, the crossroads affirmed a new life in a new place. For others, the crossroads meant hard work and hard times.

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