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October 2019

“Mysterious Oklahoma” program

October 31, 2019, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

This Halloween, the Research Center will present “Mysterious Oklahoma,” a program exploring two intriguing topics in Oklahoma lore. Registration is $5 for OHS members and $10 for nonmembers, and preregistration is required. Contact the Research Center at 405-522-5225 to preregister. This program will be held in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab, located on the first floor of the Oklahoma History Center. Elmer McCurdy: Train Robber Turned Funhouse Mummy Michael Williams will speak about the criminal activities of Elmer McCurdy,…

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November 2019

Native Women Artists Discussion

November 9, 2019, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society and First American Art Magazine will host an afternoon of discussion about American Indian women artists of Oklahoma on Saturday, November 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Oklahoma History Center. At 1 p.m. America Meredith (Cherokee Nation), publishing editor of First American Art Magazine, will present an introductory overview of Oklahoma Native women’s art history. At 1:45 p.m. Mary Jo Watson (Seminole) will moderate a roundtable discussion with artists Anita Fields (Osage/Muscogee), Sharron Ahtone…

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Brown Bag Luncheon Lecture

November 13, 2019, 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 in Enid will host a free Brown Bag Luncheon Lecture on Wednesday, November 13, at noon. This month’s topic will be announced soon. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunches and learn something new! The Brown Bag series is sponsored by Park Avenue Thrift of Enid. For more information please call 580-237-1907.

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“Cold War Oklahoma” presentation by Landry Brewer

November 21, 2019, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

The Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus is pleased to host a presentation by Landry Brewer, author of Cold War Oklahoma, on Thursday, November 21 at 7 p.m. Oklahoma might seem like an unexpected place for Cold War tensions to boil over, but the state played a key role in a conflict that threatened global annihilation. Altus Air Force Base served as a hub for twelve intercontinental ballistic missile launch sites. Cold War Oklahoma, explores the deep ties that…

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December 2019

Brown Bag Lecture Series

December 11, 2019, 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 in Enid will host a free Brown Bag Lecture Series program on Wednesday, December 11, at noon. This month’s topic will be announced soon. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunches and learn something new! The Brown Bag series is sponsored by Park Avenue Thrift of Enid. For more information please call 580-237-1907.

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Sod House 125th Anniversary Open House

December 14, 2019, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

The Sod House Museum near Aline will celebrate the 125th anniversary of its centerpiece sod house by unveiling a sculpture of Marshal McCully, the man who built it, at an Open House on Saturday, December 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. The Open House is free to visitors as a “thank you” for continued support of the museum. State Senator Roland Pederson will welcome guests, and State Representative Carl Newton will give a statement celebrating the occasion. Renowned sculptor and painter…

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January 2020

Brown Bag Luncheon Lecture

January 8, 12 p.m.1 p.m.
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid will host a free Brown Bag Lecture Series program on Wednesday, January 8, at noon. This month’s presenter is to be announced. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunches and learn something new! For more information, please call 580-237-1907.

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“The Indian Nations and the Civil War” presentation by author Dr. Clint Crowe

January 25, 1 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Honey Springs Battlefield, 423159 E 1030 Road Checotah, OK 74426

Dr. Clint Crowe, Oklahoma professor and newly published author of the book Caught in the Maelstrom: The Indian Nations in the Civil War, will present a program based on his new book about the history of American Indian nations in the Civil War at Honey Springs Battlefield on Saturday, January 25, at 1 p.m. Caught in the Maelstrom chronicles the often-overlooked experiences of the Five Tribes—the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Muscogee (Creek), and Seminole—during America’s Civil War. From 1861 to 1865,…

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February 2020

“The Buffalo Train Ride” presentation by author Desiree Morrison Webber

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

Author Desiree Morrison Webber will review her book The Buffalo Train Ride at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 4, at the Museum of the Western Prairie. This book explains how a plea from Comanche leader Quanah Parker to President Theodore Roosevelt opened the way to save the bison from near extinction. In 1907 fifteen buffalo from the Bronx Zoo boarded a train bound for a wildlife preserve in Oklahoma Territory. The Buffalo Train Ride received a positive review by School…

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“American Bison: Past, Present, and Future” Brown Bag Luncheon Lecture by Dr. Jim Shaw

February 12, 12 p.m.1 p.m.
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid will host a free Brown Bag Luncheon Lecture on Wednesday, February 12, at noon. This month’s program will be “American Bison: Past, Present, and Future,” presented by Dr. Jim Shaw. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunches and learn something new! For more information please call 580-237-1907.

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Lunch and Learn with Dr. Bob and Governor George Nigh *Full*

February 26, 12 p.m.1 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

This program is full! Add a little history to your lunch by joining Dr. Bob Blackburn and his guest, Governor George Nigh, as they explore seven decades of Oklahoma’s political history. The first installment of this monthly Lunch and Learn series with Dr. Bob will be held on Wednesday, February 26, at noon. Join us at Farmstead Cafe inside the Oklahoma History Center for some delicious local fare. Come early to purchase your lunch at Farmstead Cafe, and you will…

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“It’s All About Water!” program

February 27, 7 p.m.8 p.m.
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

On Thursday, February 27, Museum of the Western Prairie will present “It’s All About Water!” at 7 p.m. A companion program to the Smithsonian on Main Street Water/Ways exhibition, “It’s All About Water!” traces the development of our community and the roles water has played in that development. The story begins with the first obstacle our early-day settlers encountered—crossing the often treacherous Red River—and then explores other challenges, like determining the main channel of Red River and thus the border between…

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March 2020

“When the Country Was New” Brown Bag Luncheon Lecture by Jenny Entsminger

March 11, 12 p.m.1 p.m.
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid will host a free Brown Bag Lecture Luncheon on Wednesday, March 11, at noon. This month’s program will be “When the Country Was New,” presented by Jenny Entsminger. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunches and learn something new! For more information please call 580-237-1907.

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“Women During the Civil War” presentation *Canceled*

March 14
Honey Springs Battlefield, 423159 E 1030 Road Checotah, OK 74426

Honey Springs Battlefield's “Women During the Civil War” presentation set for March 14 has been canceled. For more information regarding the presentation and Honey Springs Battlefield, please email honeysprings@okhistory.org or call 918-473-5572. Honey Springs Battlefield is located east of US Highway 69 between Oktaha and Checotah. The visitor center is located on a hill in close proximity to the Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame in Rentiesville. Take the second left after reaching the Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame Museum (driving…

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“Water Conservation Efforts” presentation by Tom Buchanan *Postponed*

March 19, 7 p.m.8 p.m.
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

This event has been postponed. On Thursday, March 19, at 7 p.m. Tom Buchanan, the manager of the Lugert-Altus Irrigation District, will present “Water Conservation Efforts by the Lugert-Altus Irrigation District,” a companion program to accompany Water/Ways, the Smithsonian Museum on Main Street traveling exhibit on display in the Museum of the Western Prairie until April 11. Buchanan will delineate the water conservation efforts undertaken by the district in the last twenty years. His presentation will be followed by a…

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“Genealogy of Marshal McCully” presentation *Postponed*

March 21
Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

This event has been postponed.

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“Freemasonry Among the Five Tribes” presentation by T. S. Akers *Canceled*

March 28, 1 p.m.2 p.m.
Honey Springs Battlefield, 423159 E 1030 Road Checotah, OK 74426

This event has been canceled.

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“Oklahoma’s Most Notorious Cases” presentation by author Kent Frates *Canceled*

March 31, 7 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Museum of the Western Prairie, 1100 Memorial Drive Altus, OK 73521

This event has been canceled.

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April 2020

“Policing Our Borders: 19th-Century North American Immigration” Brown Bag Luncheon Lecture *Canceled*

April 8, 12 p.m.1 p.m.
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

This event has been canceled.

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“The Bees and Hunter’s Home” presentation by Greg McGee *Canceled*

April 11, 1 p.m.2 p.m.
Hunter’s Home, 19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

This event has been canceled.

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Oklahoma History Conference *Canceled*

April 22April 24
Sequoyah State Park, 19808 Park 10 Hulbert, OK 74441

This class has been canceled. 

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Tea and Talk at Horizon Hill *Canceled*

April 25
Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

This event has been canceled.

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May 2020

“The Bees and Hunter’s Home” presentation by Greg McGee *Canceled*

May 9, 1 p.m.2 p.m.
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Hunter’s Home, 19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

This event has been canceled.

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“Feasts and Festivities: Cultural Foodie Celebrations” Brown Bag Luncheon Lecture *Canceled*

May 13, 12 p.m.1 p.m.
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

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“Beading Techniques” presentation by Lisa Rutherford *Canceled*

May 16, 1 p.m.2 p.m.
Hunter’s Home, 19479 East Murrell Home Road Park Hill, OK 74451

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June 2020

“Genealogy of Marshal McCully” presentation by Jana Brown *Canceled*

June 13, 10 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

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July 2020

“Rediscovering America: Dorothea Lange, Horace Bristol, Russell Lee, and John Steinbeck, 1936–1940” Brown Bag Luncheon Lecture by Dr. David Wrobel (virtual)

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid will host a free virtual Brown Bag Luncheon Lecture on Wednesday, July 8, at noon. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the lectures will be held via Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/CSRHC. This month's speaker will be David Wrobel, David L. Boren Professor and Merrick Chair of Western American History at the University of Oklahoma (OU). Dr. Wrobel is known for his scholarship on the history of the American West. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses…

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August 2020

Back to School Bash (virtual)

Educators, get ready for resources galore! This year's Back to School Bash will be a virtual event on August 6 at 4 p.m. We will have door prize giveaways on Facebook Live, and plenty of information online to help you plan for the upcoming school year.

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Brown Bag Lecture Series (virtual)

August 12, 12 p.m.
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The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid will host a free virtual Brown Bag Luncheon Lecture on Wednesday at noon. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the lectures will be held via Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/CSRHC.

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“The Fluidity of Power,” This Land is Herland series presentation (virtual)

The Oklahoma Historical Society and the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center are pleased to present This Land is Herland, a series of programs on women’s activism in Oklahoma sponsored by Oklahoma Humanities. The first program, “The Fluidity of Power,” will take place on Thursday, August 13 at 7 p.m.

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62nd Anniversary of the Oklahoma City Sit-Ins (virtual)

August 19, 6:30 a.m.6:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, August 19, at 6:30 p.m., the Clara Luper Legacy Committee will present a virtual program celebrating the 62nd anniversary of the beginning of the Oklahoma City sit-in movement on its website, www.claraluperlegacy.com. For the last two years, the committee has held a celebration at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic this year’s event will be shared online. The speakers at this commemoration will include Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt, Marilyn Luper…

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“Suffrage Stories: A Complicated Narrative” lecture (virtual)

Join the Oklahoma History Center to explore the history and legacy of women’s suffrage. On Thursday, August 27, 2020, at 5 p.m., 16 Smithsonian Affiliates, in collaboration with scholars from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, will present a special online lecture “Suffrage Stories: A Complicated Narrative.” This hour-long program will include presentations by three speakers, with an opportunity for audience participants to submit questions at the end. The event…

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September 2020

Brown Bag Lecture Series (virtual)

September 9, 12 p.m.
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The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid will host a free virtual Brown Bag Luncheon Lecture on Wednesday at noon. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the lectures will be held via Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/CSRHC.

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“The History of One-Room Schools” presentation by Brenda Dixon

September 19, 10 a.m.
Sod House Museum, 4628 State Highway 8 Aline, OK 73716

On Saturday, September 19, at 10 a.m., Brenda Dixon, a retired teacher, will give a presentation about one-room schools in conjunction with the exhibit History of a One-Room School. She will explore the history of the one-room schoolhouses that were common to Oklahoma Territory. Learn how teachers adapted their lesson plans to instruct students from first through eighth grade using McGuffey Readers and teaching penmanship, arithmetic, and geography. Dixon’s great-grandfather donated land and was influential in an effort to encourage…

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“The Gendered Politics of Civil Rights,” This Land is Herland series presentation (virtual)

Registration for this program is now closed. The Oklahoma Historical Society and the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center are pleased to present This Land is Herland, a series of programs on women’s activism in Oklahoma sponsored by Oklahoma Humanities. The second program, “The Gendered Politics of Civil Rights,” will take place online on Tuesday, September 22, at 7 p.m. The event will be conducted virtually and will include presentations by three scholars. Following the presentations, the scholars will be available…

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OkNHD Library Day (virtual)

September 24, 10:30 a.m.4 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Join us for our annual OkNHD Library Day on Thursday, September 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. In this virtual event, students will attend workshops for in-depth instruction on History Day fundamentals. OkNHD Library Day is free for teachers, students, and chaperones! Registration opens August 13 and closes September 21.  

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“Fear and Scapegoating during a Pandemic,” Pandemic Perspectives: Stories Through Collections (virtual)

September 29, 3 p.m.4 p.m.

The National Museum of American History is launching an engaging series of talks that combine questions raised by the current pandemics and historic objects in the national collections. Curators and historians will virtually share objects, using them as a springboard for a lively discussion that explores how the past can help us better understand the present. The format will be a moderated dialogue among the panelists with the audience posing additional questions. “Fear and Scapegoating during a Pandemic,” will be…

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October 2020

Brown Bag Lecture Series (virtual)

October 14, 12 p.m.
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An event every month that begins at 12 p.m. on day Second of the month, repeating until October 14, 2020

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid will host a free virtual Brown Bag Luncheon Lecture on Wednesday at noon. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the lectures will be held via Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/CSRHC.

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“The Legacy of the Green Book” presentation (virtual)

On Thursday, October 15, 2020, at 6 p.m., join Smithsonian Affiliations, the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, and author, photographer, and cultural documentarian Candacy Taylor to explore the legacy of the Green Book, its impact on communities, businesses, and families, and its relevance today. This virtual Zoom event will be a simultaneous broadcast to select Smithsonian Affiliate partners only, including the Oklahoma History Center. After the program’s interview segment, participants will have the opportunity to submit questions in the chat.…

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A Conversation with Cliff Hudson (virtual and on-site)

October 23, 12 p.m.1 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society will present A Conversation with Cliff Hudson on Friday, October  23, from noon to 1 p.m. This program will be held at the Oklahoma History Center and streamed live via Zoom. Hudson will be interviewed about his new book, Master of None: How a Jack-of-All-Trades Can Still Reach the Top (Harper Business, 2020). Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Director Dr. Bob Blackburn will interview Hudson on stage, and an audience Q&A session will follow. The event is…

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