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June 2019

“Angie Debo: Daughter of the Prairie” presentation by Patricia Loughlin

June 4, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

On Tuesday, June 4, at 7 p.m., at the Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus author and historian Patricia Loughlin will discuss her recent children’s book Angie Debo: Daughter of the Prairie. Utilizing excerpts from Debo’s childhood diary, Loughlin provides an inspiring account of the life of Angie Debo chronicling her early years in Marshall, Oklahoma Territory, growing up on a farm with her parents and going to the local school. In the book, the author also explains the…

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Juneteenth program with Carmen Fields

June 17, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Rudisill Regional Library, 1520 North Hartford Avenue Tulsa, OK 74106

On Monday, June 17, at 7 p.m., the Oklahoma Historical Society will celebrate Juneteenth by hosting an evening with acclaimed journalist Carmen Fields in Tulsa. The Monday, June 17, interview will be conducted by former Senator Judy Eason McIntyre at the Rudisill Regional Library at 1520 North Hartford Avenue in Tulsa, in conjunction with OKPOP.  The event is free to the public, but donations will be accepted to benefit the Shirley Ann Ballard Nero Endowment Fund. Doors will open at…

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Juneteenth program with Carmen Fields

June 18, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Tuesday, June 18, at 7 p.m., the Oklahoma Historical Society will celebrate Juneteenth by hosting an evening with acclaimed journalist Carmen Fields at the Oklahoma History Center. This “Inside the Actors Studio”-style interview will be conducted by Oklahoma City journalist Joyce Jackson. The event is free to the public, but donations will be accepted to benefit the Shirley Ann Ballard Nero Endowment Fund. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Tulsa native Carmen Fields earned a bachelor’s degree from Lincoln…

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“Juneteenth: Segregation and Emancipation of the African American Cowboy” Brown Bag Lunch and Learn program by Dr. Laura Arata

June 19, 12 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center will host a free Brown Bag Lunch and Learn program on Wednesday, June 19, at noon. This month’s presenter will be Dr. Laura Arata, history professor at Oklahoma State University. Arata’s presentation is titled “Juneteenth: Segregation and Emancipation of the African American Cowboy.” Attendees are welcome to bring their lunches and learn something new! The Brown Bag Lunch and Learn program series is sponsored by Park Avenue Thrift of Enid. For more information please…

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“Locating Early Oklahoma and Indian Territory Death Records” genealogy program

June 19, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Wednesday, June 19, from 1 to 3 p.m., the Oklahoma Historical Society will present “Locating Early Oklahoma and Indian Territory Death Records.” Genealogist Mahlon Erickson will share information about death records and resources pertaining to early Oklahoma, Oklahoma Territory, and Indian Territory. Researching early deaths in Oklahoma can be difficult, as official death records were not consistently recorded until 1920. Erickson has compiled an extensive database with more than 600,000 entries for deaths found in sources including newspapers, cemeteries, county histories, census records, American Indian records, and…

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Summer Solstice Walks

June 21
Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center, 18154 First Street Spiro, OK 74959

Start your summer with a trip to Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center for a special guided tour on the summer solstice. On June 21 there will be three walks led by archaeologist Dennis Peterson starting at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7 p.m. Each walk will include one mile of easy walking and last about two hours. There is a fee of $5 per adult and $3 per child this event in addition to the normal admission cost of $7 for…

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“The Jefferson Highway” presentation by author Jonita Mullins

June 22, 1 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center, 101601 South 4232 Road Checotah, OK 74426

Oklahoma author Jonita Mullins will present a program about the Jefferson Highway at the Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center on Saturday, June 22, at 1 p.m. Honey Springs Depot was a major stop along this historic road. Mullins has released a book sharing the road’s long roots titled The Jefferson Highway in Oklahoma: The Historic Osage Trace from the History Press. American Indians built the first interstate roads, and the one connecting Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas was first called…

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July 2019

“Treasures of the State Archives” program

July 17, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Wednesday, July 17, from 1 to 3 p.m., the Oklahoma Historical Society will present “Treasures of the State Archives” with speaker Jan Davis. Davis is head of the Archives and Records Management Division of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries (ODL). She will discuss records in the state archives that may be of interest to genealogists and historians. Davis will demonstrate how to access some records online through ODL's Digital Prairie website. The Digital Prairie is constantly growing and includes…

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“The Revolutionary War Your Mother Didn’t Tell You About” program

July 27, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Genealogical Society and the Oklahoma Historical Society will present a Revolutionary War living history program on Saturday, July 27, from 1 to 3 p.m. Historian Mike Sheriff will give this presentation in two parts. It will begin with a first-person narrative of a 1783 Virginia regimental soldier talking about the American War of Independence. This will include events leading up the war, some battles, the life of a soldier, the division between people living in the colonies, and…

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August 2019

“Finding the Girls” genealogy program

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

The Oklahoma Historical Society will present “Finding the Girls” on Saturday, August 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. Persons researching their families for any length of time have encountered the problems with researching females. In our society, their names change with marriage, and in the past, females could not own property or enter into contracts, which makes locating them in legal records even more difficult. So, what’s a researcher to do? Learn how to consider the times and some of the techniques for researching the females in your…

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“UCO: the Best-Kept Secret in the OKC Metro Area” program

August 21, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society will present “UCO: the Best-Kept Secret in the OKC Metro Area” Wednesday, August 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. Nicole Willard will speak about collections at University of Central Oklahoma (UCO). The Max Chambers Library, Archives, and Special Collections at the UCO has a rich tradition of collecting materials to document the history of the university, Edmond, and other Oklahoma communities. In this session, you will learn about special collections that may help with your genealogical research. Nicole…

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April 2020

Oklahoma History and Preservation Conference

April 22, 2020
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The conference is Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
Sequoyah State Park, 19808 Park 10 Hulbert, OK 74441

Join the OHS and our host, the City of Wagoner, at Sequoyah State Park on April 22–24, 2020. The Oklahoma Historical Society presents an annual conference in April. Each year the conference focuses on a different theme pertaining to Oklahoma history, preservation, and culture. Conference sessions are presented by historians, authors, and scholars from around the state and country. The conference also includes the annual meeting of the OHS membership. Optional activities typically include a reception, tours, a conference luncheon,…

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Oklahoma History and Preservation Conference

April 23, 2020
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The conference is Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
Sequoyah State Park, 19808 Park 10 Hulbert, OK 74441

Join the OHS and our host, the City of Wagoner, at Sequoyah State Park on April 22–24, 2020. The Oklahoma Historical Society presents an annual conference in April. Each year the conference focuses on a different theme pertaining to Oklahoma history, preservation, and culture. Conference sessions are presented by historians, authors, and scholars from around the state and country. The conference also includes the annual meeting of the OHS membership. Optional activities typically include a reception, tours, a conference luncheon,…

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Oklahoma History and Preservation Conference

April 24, 2020
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The conference is Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
Sequoyah State Park, 19808 Park 10 Hulbert, OK 74441

Join the OHS and our host, the City of Wagoner, at Sequoyah State Park on April 22–24, 2020. The Oklahoma Historical Society presents an annual conference in April. Each year the conference focuses on a different theme pertaining to Oklahoma history, preservation, and culture. Conference sessions are presented by historians, authors, and scholars from around the state and country. The conference also includes the annual meeting of the OHS membership. Optional activities typically include a reception, tours, a conference luncheon,…

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