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May 2022

“History and Hops: Masonic Temples in Oklahoma” presentation by T. S. Akers

May 27, 6 p.m.8 p.m.
Henry and Anna Overholser Mansion, 405 NW 15th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73103

On Friday, May 27, from 6 to 8 p.m., Preservation Oklahoma will continue its History and Hops series! For this special evening event, T. S. Akers will be making a presentation on Masonic Temples in Oklahoma. This event will take place in the Carriage House of the Henry and Anna Overholser mansion located at 405 NW 15th Street in Oklahoma City. T. S. Akers is a resident of Oklahoma City who graduated from Eufaula High School in 2003. He is…

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June 2022

Summer Solstice Walks

June 21, 11 a.m.7 p.m.
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, Tuesday, 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.

Peterson will talk about the history of the mound site and the American Indians who built it more than 1,000 years ago. He also will talk about the reasons for the mounds and the alignment of some of the mounds to track the movement of the sun throughout the year. Peterson will tell the history of the excavations of the site by both archaeologists and looters. The 7 p.m. walk will allow the observation of twilight wildlife and a view of the sunset, which is the most important part of the event.

There is a small fee for this series of tours of $5 for adults and $3 for children in addition to the regular daily admission fee. Oklahoma Historical Society and Spiro Mounds Development Association members do not pay the daily admission fee. No reservations are required, except for large groups. Payment can be made by cash or check, but credit cards are not accepted.

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July 2022

Battle of Honey Springs Memorial

July 16, 10:30 a.m.5 p.m.
Honey Springs Battlefield, 423159 E 1030 Road Checotah, OK 74426

A memorial service marking 159 years of the Civil War engagement at Honey Springs will be held on Saturday, July 16, at 10:30 a.m. The event is free, open to the public, and will take place outside on the lawn of the Visitor Center. Adam Lynn, site manager for Honey Springs Battlefield, will give a welcome and opening remarks, followed by the presentation of colors by the color guard, an invocation, and a special program. After the program, the color…

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Heritage Plants Lecture

July 16, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Saturday, July 16, from 1 to 3 p.m., the Oklahoma History Center will have a presentation about Oklahoma's native and heritage plants for guests age 12 and up. A tour of the beautiful gardens of the Red River Journey at the Oklahoma History Center will follow the presentation. The cost of this program is free with admission to the Oklahoma History Center. This presentation will be taking place in the Musser Learning Lab of the first floor of the…

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August 2022

Thursday Night Lecture Series featuring the Oklahoma Capitol Restoration Project presentation by Trait Thompson

August 18, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard Claremore, OK 74017

On Thursday, August 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Director Trait Thompson will give a presentation about the Oklahoma Capitol Restoration Project. Before becoming executive director of the Oklahoma Historical Society, Thompson was the project manager of the Oklahoma Capitol Restoration Project. He will discuss the history of the Oklahoma State Capitol and how this monumental restoration project was achieved. A question and answer session will take place after the lecture. For more information, please call…

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